An 11-strong Great Britain team has been named for the event in Albi in October

The Great Britain team for the IAU 24 Hour European Championships in Albi, France, on October 22-23 has been named by British Athletics.

In 2015, the British team achieved their best result in the history of the event, with every athlete winning a medal.

Robbie Britton headlines this year’s 11-strong team 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 rankings, 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 will be led by Self-Transcendence 24 hour winner Beth Pascall, who will make her international debut in a GB vest. She will be joined by four members of the women’s team to have won European bronze in 2015, including Izzy Wykes who was the fourth-placed European on that occasion.

British team for the IAU 24 Hour European Championships

Senior men

Robbie Britton
Marco Consani
James Elson
Steve Holyoak
Dan Lawson
Pat Robbins

Senior women

Sharon Law
Debbie Martin Consani
Beth Pascall
Fionna Ross
Isobel Wykes