Liverpool Cross Challenge & European Cross Country Trials – 25th November
Four Welsh athletes finished inside automatic qualification places, contributing to Wales’ most successful day at this event for a significant period of time.
Cari Hughes (Andrew Walling) finished third in the U20 Women’s race with Matthew Willis & Jake Heyward (James Thie) finishing third & fifth respectively in the U20 Men’s race.
Dewi Griffiths (Kevin Evans) finished also finished fourth in the Senior Men’s race, just four weeks after his marathon debut.
These four athletes have gained automatic selection for the Great Britain & Northern Ireland team for the European Cross Country Championships on 10th December in Šamurin. British Athletics will announce the full teams on Tuesday 28th November.
A full report from the Liverpool Cross Challenge can be found here.
Firenze Marathon, Florence – 26th November
In chilly and wet conditions, Elinor Kirk (Steve Vernon) had a fine marathon debut, going inside the Commonwealth Games ‘A’ standard on the last weekend of the qualification window. Finishing as the fourth female athlete, she crossed the line in a time of 2:36.22.