British distance runner Zakariya Mahamed (© Dan Vernon)
British Athletics has selected their squad for the World Athletics Cross Country Championships Bathurst 23, which will take place on 18 February.
European U23 cross-country silver medallist Megan Keith and European indoor 3000m finalist Amelia Quirk feature on the senior women’s team. Zakariya Mahamed, another European U23 cross-country silver medallist, is the sole British entrant for the senior men’s race.
For the first time at a World Cross, Britain has entered a team for the mixed 4x2km relay. The squad includes Olympic 800m finalist Alex Bell, who anchored Britain to gold at the 2021 European Cross Country Championships. The team also includes European U23 bronze medallist Alexandra Millard.
The U20 men’s team includes four runners who earned team gold at the 2022 European Cross: Sam Mills, Luke Birdseye, Edward Bird and Jacob Deacon. The U20 women’s team, meanwhile, features world mountain running U20 silver medallist Rebecca Flaherty.
British team for Bathurst
Women: Abbie Donnelly, Megan Keith, Amelia Quirk, Poppy Tank
Men: Zakariya Mahamed
Mixed relay: Alex Bell, Callum Elson, Alexandra Millard, Joe Wigfield
U20 women: Rebecca Flaherty, Zoe Gilbody, Megan Harris, Hannah Ryding
U20 men: Edward Bird, Luke Birdseye, Jacob Deacon, Sam Mills