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Emma Clayton

11 September 2014

A 17-strong Great Britain & Northern Ireland team head to Italy this weekend for the 30th World Mountain Running Championships looking to build on the success of 2013.

A total of four medals – one individual and three team – was achieved in Poland.

12 months since her solo silver, Emma Clayton (coach: Andrew Henderson) leads the way in the senior women’s team along with Rebecca Robinson, who won the trial race in Sedburgh.

Fresh from her recent junior women’s gold at the European Mountain Running Championships, Georgia Malir (Henderson) is certainly one to watch in Tuscany.

Another athlete heading to the championships in good form is Robbie Simpson (Martin Cox), who won silver in the senior men’s race at the Europeans. Simpson’s team mate James Walsh has withdrawn from the squad and has been replaced by Rob Jebb.

Team Leader Sarah Rowell is confident of medal success in Italy: “It’s a strong team and one that knows what it takes to win medals at this level," she said.

“Whilst we are traditionally stronger over the up and down format, there has been a growing confidence within Britain that we can succeed in the predominantly uphill only races, and so I fully anticipate another good medal haul in Italy.”

@BritAthletics will be tweeting the results on Sunday and a full report from Italy will appear on the British Athletics website on Monday.


Great Britain & Northern Ireland team for the World Mountain Running Championships:

Junior Women

Heidi Davies (Phil Banning)
Catriona Graves (John Bell)
Georgia Malir (Andrew Henderson)

Junior Men

Jacob Adkin (Gregor Nicholson)
Andrew Lawler (David Campbell)
Max Nicholls (Peter Brenchley)
Max Wharton (Mark Goldie)
Senior Women

Emma Clayton (Henderson)
Rebecca Robinson
Katie Walshaw (Katherine Farquhar)
Mary Wilkinson

Senior Men

Tom Addison (Billy Proctor)
Andrew Douglas (Sophie Dunnett)
Orlando Edwards
Rob Jebb
Robbie Simpson (Martin Cox)
Nick Swinburn (Lindsay Dunn)