Such is the pull of the Leeds Abbey Dash to be held on Sunday 24th October 2021 that the Midland Team Managers were left with some hard choices due to the quality of athletes looking to pull on the green and white vest. There are five to run and three to score in the Senior Men’s and Senior Ladies Inter-Area matches and the final team selections were:
Bryony Gunn-Haines – Birchfield Harriers (Fastest lap at the Midland Road Relays)
Kate Maltby – Bristol & West Athletic Club (10k PB/SB – 33:29/34.24 at the Great Manchester 10k)
Hannah Robinson – Birchfield Harriers (PB/SB 10k – 35.05 winning the Midland 10k Championships at Wilne in 2021)
Emma Taylor – Stoke Athletics Club (5k – 16.26. PB/SB 10k – 34.40 winning the Alderley Edge 10k 2021)
Elle Twentyman – Taunton Athletic Club (5k – 16.29 PB/SB 10k – 35.12 as runner-up in the Alderley Edge 10k 2021)
Omar Ahmed – Birchfield Harriers – (Fastest lap at the Midland Road Relays. PB/SB – 28:39/28:41)
Freddie Hessian – Notts AC – (Runner-Up Midland 10k Championships at Wilne. PB/SB – 30:10)
Dom James – Western Tempo – (Fifth Fastest Lap Midland Road Relays. 10k PB/SB – 30:42/29:44)
Will Richardson- Birchfield Harriers – (Third Fastest Lap Midland Road Relays)
Alastair Watson – Notts AC – (Third place Midland 10k Championships/ Fourth fastest lap at Midland Road Relays. 10k PB/SB – 29:57/30:17).
Our thanks to everyone who expressed an interest in representing the Midland Counties at the Leeds Abbey Dash. Our next Inter-Area race will be as part of the Telford 10k on Sunday 12th December 2021. On that occasion we aim to run an ‘A’ team and a development team so if you are interested in representing the Midland Counties then please contact Matt Long (Men’s Team Manager) or Claire Martin (Women’s Team Manager).