Monday 28th January, 2019
Andrew Davies (Stockport: Steve Vernon) has been selected to represent Great Britain & Northern Ireland at the IAU / ITRA Trail World Championship in Mirandha do Corvo, Portugal on Saturday 8 June 2019.
Davies is no stranger to the trails, having represented Great Britain at the 2013 and 2016 WMRA Long Distance Mountain Running Championships. The Stockport athlete represented Wales at the 2014 and 2018 Commonwealth Games over the marathon, and also won the World Masters Mountain Running Championships in June, 2018.
British Athletics Team Leader, Adrian Stott commented; “The strength in depth of mountain and trail running in the UK just now is apparent in the strong men’s and women’s teams selected. The British team has traditionally competed well and come home with team medals from these championships. We are sure our team will again be a match to challenge the leading nations like Spain, Italy France and the USA.
“The fact it is a relatively short, but technical 45km course for this year’s ultra-trail championship, has been reflected in the selection with a mix of experienced ultra-runners and long distance fell runners. well suited to doing well in June.”
Everyone at Welsh Athletics would like to congratulate Andrew on his selection and on earning another British vest on the trails.
The full British team for the IAU / ITRA Trail World Championship can be viewed here