GB Team Gears up for Poland in 2014 Inas World Cross Country Championships 1 April 2014
On 1 April we announced the talented Team representing Great Britain at the 2014 INAS World Cross Country Championships in Ostrzeszˇw, Poland from 11th -14th April 2014.
A small but exciting team, comprising twin brothers, Chris and Dave Lazenby (Northampton) making their international debut at the Inas event. Tony Collins (Essex) joins the Team, making his return to competition after a break due to injury and illness. Led by Team Manager, John Wootton (Wakefield, West Yorks) and supported by coach, Vic Collins (Essex) the Team will be competing against a strong field, but hope to return home successful.
"I am really excited about being selected for the cross country event in Poland in April" said athlete Tony Collins. I am really looking forward to the challenge. I am not sure about my performance but I will certainly put everything into the competition and run as hard as I can for Team GB. Collins will be accompanied by his first time GB teammates Dave and Chris Lazenby. "Although I met Chris and Dave at the National track and field championships last year, I have never trained or competed with, or against them" he says. "In the future I plan to train and compete for longer distances e.g. half and full marathons, as I hope one day to be selected for GB again at these distances."
Tracey McCillen, Chief Executive, UK Sports Association says "After the excitement of a phenomenal and record breaking Winter Paralympic Games, with disability sport firmly in the public eye, this is a great opportunity for these British Athletes to showcase their abilities on the international stage. The small but talented team will push other participating countries to run their hardest. I wish all of the athletes and coaches best of luck and am confident all will give 100% in Poland and represent Britain well."
There are 7 countries participating in this year's Championships. The championships comprises of both the Half Marathon and Cross Country.
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