A team of four Welsh athletes will be competing in the Great Edinburgh Relay this weekend, a race which forms part of the Great Edinburgh Cross Country event on the 7th January. The team will consist of two Welsh athletes who competed in the race last year, Rachel McClay (Bracknell AC) and Elliot Slade (coach: Darrell Maynard, Cardiff AAC), and they will be joined by two further senior Welsh Internationals, Jade Williams (James Thie, Amman Valley) and Olympian Gareth Warburton (Darrell Maynard, Cardiff AAC).
The teams will be fighting it out to win The Stewart Cup, a 4 x 1km relay race, bringing together teams from Great Britain, Europe, the USA and the Home Nations. The relay will be televised at 2.20pm* on BBC one (* Live TV, times are subject to change), or if you are heading up to Scotland, spectating is free at the Holyrood Park event. Further information can be found here: http://www.greatrun.org/great-winter-run/great-edinburgh-xcountry
The four relay runners competing for Wales will be joining the other four Welsh athletes selected to compete for Great Britain in the longer cross country runs on the same day. Cari Hughes (Andrew Walling, Menai) will be competing in the U20 women’s race, Georgina Outten (Andrew Walling, Birchfield Harriers) in the U23 women’s race and the senior men’s race will feature Welsh duo Charlie Hulson (Steve Vernon, Sale Harriers) and Dewi Griffiths (Kevin Evans, Swansea Harriers).