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Katie's Great Britain Call Up

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Katie 

Harriers leading athlete Katie Walshaw heads on Thursday to Poland as part of the Great Britain team contesting the 2013 World Mountain Running Championships. Katie who has become a regular in recent years in the England Fell and Mountain Running team secured her place in the Great Britain team after an excellent 4th place finish in the trial race held on 11th August in the Lake District. Katie, who represented Britain in the 2012 European Mountain Championships in Turkey (where  she finished in 10th position and won team gold) has a enjoyed a great summer racing on the fells. Highlights have been first place in the 10k event at the world Trail Running championship in North Wales,  second in the Karrimor Trail in the Lake District both in England vests and running for Yorkshire, third place in the Fell Intercounties Race in Settle. “Going to the World Championships has been my target since the start of the year” Katie explained “and I am really excited to have achieved this.” Katie races on Sunday over  a 9km course with over 500m of ascent in the Jaworzyna Mountains of southern Poland.

 

***Stop Press*** Katie finished 16th in a time of 46:01 helping the GB team secure an overall Silver Medal. Report to follow.

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