Weir part of Great Britain’s successful squad at European Cross Country Champs

CITY of Plymouth’s Victoria Weir picked up her second European Cross Country Championship team gold medal on Sunday in Slovakia.

Weir was part of the successful Great Britain under-20 side that finished top of the podium for the second year running.

Although only the top three of each six-person team counted towards the final score, all squad members received medals.

Continuing her comeback from a lengthy injury, University of Birmingham student Weir finished 52nd overall in a strong field of more than 100 athletes.

In a close, early morning race held in freezing conditions, less than one minute separated third from 53rd.

Weir’s Great Britain team-mate Harriet Knowles-Jones won individual gold on the flat 4k course.

Knowles-Jones and Weir were joined in the GB under-20 women’s squad by Cari Hughes, Khahisia Mhlanga, Niamh Brown and Phoebe Barker.

Great Britain enjoyed a highly-successful competition across all the age categories. They won nine medals in total – five gold and four bronze.

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