The England team that will compete against the other home countries at the upcoming Leeds Abbey Dash has been announced. Renowned for its extremely fast course, the Dash is one of the stand-out events in the northern calendar with upwards of 9,000 runners taking part each year.
The race, scheduled for Sunday 6 November, will see the field move from Town Hall and pass through some of the city's most important historical buildings, including Kirkstall Abbey, before returning to Yorkshire TV studios on the way to the finish line.
Last year’s 10K saw Dan Studley prevail in a closely fought contest with victory in 29:43, just three seconds ahead of Dewi Griffith, while Charlotte Arter (33:02) narrowly ousted Faye Fullerton (33:10) and Stevie Stockton (33:11) to take first position in the women’s field.
Four runners from each category will represent England in what looks likely to be an interesting showdown for those competing at national level. Adam Hickey, winner of the recent Aldi Manchester Half Marathon, will compete alongside Jonny Mellor, Ben Connor and Matthew Sharp.
In the women’s competition, experienced runners Aly Dixon and Sonia Samuels have been selected beside Newquay Road Runners’ Eleanor Davis and Coventry’s Katrina Wootton.
General entries for the Leeds Abbey Dash are still open.