KATIE Brough will become the first female from Warrington Athletics Club to run for Great Britain in close to two decades this weekend.
The 30-year-old, who returned to the sport last year following an eight-years break, represents her country in a challenge match against Europe and the USA at the BUPA Great Edinburgh Cross Country.
Tackling the 6km course at Holyrood Park in a GB vest is a dream come true for Brough, who runs a wedding photography business.
Her selection comes on the back of a senior debut for England in Spain last month, when she led the team to ninth place in the prestigious annual Cross International Venta de Banos event.
She was a reserve for Team GB’s shot at the European Championships in Budapest before Christmas too.
Mum to three-year-old Matthew, Brough made her first international appearance as a junior under her maiden name Katie Brennan at the turn of the century.
Warrington were last represented by a woman at the highest level when Suzanne Rigg ran at the Olympic Games in 1996.
Saturday’s race, to be broadcast by the BBC, starts at 1.40pm.