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Kate Avery joins star line up at the IAAF Northern Ireland International Cross Country

11 January 2019

Kate Avery joins star line up at the IAAF Northern Ireland International Cross Country

Double European Cross Country silver Medallist Kate Avery has been added to the star line up for the IAAF Northern Ireland International Cross Country on 19th January 2019 at the Billy Neill Centre of Excellence, Dundonald.

The 27 year old Shildon Running & AC athlete is one of the UK's most successful cross country athletes with no less than 9 Euro Cross medals to her name. Her latest was at the recent European Cross Country Championships in Tilburg, where she was once again a member of the Senior GB silver medal winning team.

Kate narrowly missed a gold medal at the 2014 Euro Cross in Bulgaria, being beaten on the line by GB teammate Gemma Steel who is also competing at the Northern Ireland International this month. A year later in Hyeres, France Avery retained her Silver medal title, while Sifan Hassan from The Netherlands strode to victory.

She has performed well this season in the UK Challenge Series with a runner up spot in Cardiff plus victory at Milton Keynes. Kate competed in Northern Ireland previously at the Antrim International in 2016 when she came 4th.

Joining Kate, will be Aldershot’s Louise Small who finished 8th for 3 years in a row at the previous Antrim course from 2015 to 2017. The multi-Euro team medallist was 7th in the Europeans in 2017.

 

The Men's 10k event will now include current English National Cross Country Champion Adam Hickey. The 30 year old Southend athlete will be fully tested at the Billy Neill Centre of Exellence by Rio Olympics silver medallist Paul Tanui.

 

For more information on the IAAF Northern Ireland International Cross Country see here.