Britton gets 2015 campaign underway in Edinburgh

Fionnuala Britton.

ATHLETICS: Fionnuala Britton opens her 2015 competition schedule at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country as part of Team Europe in Holyrood Park today.

Fionnuala Britton opens her 2015 competition schedule at the Great Edinburgh Cross Country as part of Team Europe in Holyrood Park today.

Britton (Kilcoole AC) will be joined by Sara Treacy (Dunboyne) and Michelle Finn (Leevale) on the team as a result of their strong showing at the European Cross Country Championships in Samokov, Bulgaria last month.

Great Britain’s Gemma Steel will be the favourite in the 6,000m race having won last year and also adding the European cross-country title in Bulgaria.

Britton will look to put on a strong showing as she potentially builds towards the World Cross Country Championships in Guiyang, China in March before transferring to the roads.

Treacy aims to continue her fine form in Edinburgh following her 12th place finish in the European cross. After this race, she will be competing indoors in search of a European indoor 3,000m qualifying time (9:00.00).

Danny Mooney (Letterkenny) and Maria McCambridge (DSD) will also be competing in Edinburgh as part of a novel mixed 2 x 1km cross country relay. There will be live coverage of the event on BBC1 from 1pm with the senior women’s race scheduled for 2.02pm.

The GloHealth Indoor season begins at Athlone IT tomorrow with round one of the national indoor league.


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