Athletics

Plymouth athlete Weir earns second GB call-up after successful debut

Victoria WeirCITY of Plymouth athlete Victoria Weir has earned her second international call-up.

Just days after making her Great Britain debut at the European Cross Country Championships in Italy, the 18-year-old has been selected to compete at the Great Edinburgh International Cross Country event on Saturday, January 7.

Weir, who finished an impressive 10th at the European Championships, is one of 40-athletes selected by GB for the meeting in Scotland. Also included in the squad is two-time double Olympic champion Mo Farah, who will compete in the men’s senior race.

Weir will run in the junior women’s event. Joining her in that race will be Harriet Knowles-Jones and Amelia Quirk, who were all part of the GB under-20 team that won European team gold in Chia on Sunday.

The Great Edinburgh International will be shown live on BBC One.

The British Athletics team for the Great Edinburgh International XCountry in Edinburgh, Scotland is as follows:-

Senior Men

Ben Connor (Spencer Duval)

Ellis Cross (Mick Woods)

Mo Farah (Alberto Salazar)

Alex George (Paul de-Camps)

Dewi Griffiths (Kevin Evans)

Callum Hawkins (Robert Hawkins)

Adam Hickey (Eamonn Martin)

Charlie Hulson (Steve Vernon)

Mahamed Mahamed (Peter Haynes)

Ross Millington (Steve Vernon)

Jonny Taylor (Gordon Surtees)

Andy Vernon (Nic Bideau)

Senior Women

Charlotte Arter (James Thie)

Lauren Deadman (Bill Foster)

Claire Duck (Mike Baxter)

Rachel Felton (Christopher Frapwell)

Emily Hosker-Thornhill (Mick Woods)

Jessica Judd (Mick Judd)

Rebecca Murray (Alex Stanton)

Georgina Outten (Andrew Walling)

Beth Potter (Mick Woods)

Gemma Steel (Rob Denmark)

Steph Twell (Mick Woods)

Pippa Woolven (Luke Gunn)

Junior Men

Scott Beattie (Mike Bateman)

Tom Dodd (Catherine Muth)

Hugo Milner (Chris Woodhouse)

Sam Stevens (Alan Maddocks)

Sol Sweeney (Catriona Helen Tavendale)

Alex Yee (Kenneth Pike)

Junior Women

Phoebe Barker (Richard Owen)

Cari Hughes (Andrew Walling)

Harriet Knowles-Jones (Paul Roden)

Amelia Quirk (Beverly Kitching)

Erin Wallace (Dudley Walker)

Victoria Weir (Simon Anderson)

Mixed 4x1km Relay

James Bowness (William Parker)

Laura Muir (Andy Young)

Charlene Thomas (Aaron Thomas)

James West (George Gandy)

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