21st October 2016

Ten Set For 24 Hour Test

21 October 2016

The IAU 24 Hour European Championships take place in Albi, France on 22-23 October 2016 with the ten-strong British team ready to take on the continent’s best over the ultra-running event.

In 2015, the British team achieved their best result in the history of the event, with every athlete winning a medal. Robbie Britton headlines the men’s squad after winning world and European 24 hour bronze last year. His distance of 261.140km (162 miles) moved him up to fifth on the GB all-time ranking, and he will be in confident mood heading into the 2016 edition.

Alongside the individual achievements, the men’s team won gold at world and European level in Turin last year. Five of those athletes return to the fray in October and will be seeking further European medal success.  

The women’s team won European team bronze medals in 2015 and are led by the experienced trio of Isobel Wykes and the Scottish duo of Sharon Law and Debbie Martin Consani. They will be joined by Ali Young who makes her British debut in the event.

The race is held on a 1.12km (0.70 ml) loop in the French town of Albi, near Toulouse in South West France with the event starting at 10.00am on Saturday. The team positions are decided by the cumulative distance of each team’s first three finishing athletes.

Live tracking of the event can be found here: http://www.albi24h.fr


The British Athletics team for the IAU 24 Hour European Championships on 22-23 October 2016 in Albi, France:

Senior women:

Sharon Law

Debbie Martin Consani

Isobel Wykes

Ali Young

Senior men:

Robbie Britton

Marco Consani

James Elson

Steve Holyoak

Dan Lawson

Pat Robbins