Brough races for Great Britain in cross country match

First published in Sport

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.

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