Triathletes selected for European Cross Country Championships

British Junior triathletes excelling again, with three selected for the British team at the European Cross Country Championships

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Trio of British Junior triathletes heading to Samorin, Slovakia

Wednesday’s announcement of the British team to race at the European Cross Country Championships in Samorin, Slovakia, on Sunday 10th December including three familiar names to the British triathlon scene.

The six strong Junior Men’s team includes current World Junior Bronze medallist, Ben Dijkstra plus Matthew Willis, who finished second this year at the Panevezys ETU Triathlon Youth European Championships Festival in Lithuania. Dijkstra and Willis finished first and third, respectively, at the European Trials in Liverpool last weekend.

The Junior Women’s team includes Erin Wallace, second this year at ETU Junior European Cup events in Lausanne and Holten. Erin finished fifth in the trial race – the top six finishers in that Liverpool race all selected to travel to Samorin – was was the case for the Junior Men.

The event will be held at the x-bionic sphere (, the same venue which we visited earlier this year, which hosted The Championship from Challenge Family, the $150,000 event won by Lionel Sanders and Lucy Charles.

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Home athlete Richard Varga – an ambassador for the event – recently qualified for the senior race by finishing third in the Slovakian Championships at the same venue.


Click HERE for the full team announcement.

John Levison
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John Levison
TRI247's Chief Correspondent, John has been involved in triathlon for well over 30 years, 15 of those writing on these pages, whilst he can also be found commentating for events across the UK.
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