The Harriers’ senior endurance team was boosted with more good news this week.
Patrick Martin will join the Harriers trio of Steve Vernon, Elle Baker and the club’s newly crowned European Under-23 champion Jessica Coulson in the Great Britain & Northern Ireland team at the up and coming Edinburgh Great Cross International on January 5th at Holyrood park.
The four Harriers representing the Great Britain & Northern Ireland team will compete in a four way team battle against Ireland, USA and Europe.
Patrick was given the nod after recent good results in the English 10 mile Road Championships where he finished second and also an 11th place at the European UKA trial at Liverpool.
Steve Vernon will join Patrick in the men’s Great Britain & Northern Ireland team and has been named the team captain for the men and under-20 men’s teams.
The women’s Great Britain & Northern Ireland team will be headed by the Harriers newly crowned European Under-23 Cross Country Champion Jessica Coulson who will face the European senior women’s champion Fionnuala Britton.
Jess will be joined in the Great Britain & Northern Ireland team by Harriers’ team mate Elle Baker who finished 18th in the recent European senior women’s Championships.
Patrick Martin was on England duty on Sunday at the Vente de Banos Cross Country international in Spain finishing 5th in the race and first team man for England.
- The event is televised live on BBC One from 13:00 – 14:30 Saturday 5th January.
- Team for the Great Edinburgh Cross announced (Athletics Weekly)