Burnham-On-Sea runners to compete for their country
young runners from the Burnham-On-Sea area are celebrating this
week after being selected to compete for their country.
Prior from Berrow and Oliver Dickinson from Brent Knoll have been
picked to take part in top competitions.
has been selected to run for Wales Under 20s in the Celtic Cup at
Cardiff after finishing third at the recent Welsh Inter Counties.
Celtic Cup is a prestigious event run between Scotland, Wales and
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "He is so proud to represent his birth
country and all the hard work we have put in is paying off, I would
like to thank all who have had input and supported me including
family, friends, my coach and The Church gym."
Luke Prior has been selected to represent England in the 2017 Elogibar
Cross Country competition in Spain on 22nd January.
came off the back of Luke coming 16th at the recent European cross
Elogibar event has a lot of history, and The Cross Internacional
Juan Muguerza, also known as the Elgoibar Cross Country, is an annual
cross country running competition which takes place each January
in Elgoibar, the Basque Country of Spain.
is named as a memorial of local runner Juan Muguerza, a multiple
national champion who was killed in 1937 during the bombing of Mungia
in the Spanish Civil War.) Luke will be racing athletes from all
over the world.
said: "I am so happy to say that I received a phone call from
Keith Holt, junior England team manager, about running for England
in Spain. I want to thank all those who have supported me, including
family and friends - both at University and Home. I am well looking
forward to it!"