Fionnuala Britton to lead 26 strong Irish team #Helsinki2012
Athletics Ireland has today named the 2011 European Cross Country Champion, Fionnuala Britton (Kilcoole AC) , as part of the 26 member Irish team that will compete at the European Track and Field Championships in Helsinki, Finland from the 27th of June to the 1st of July. Britton has been in great form all year recording personal bests over the 5,000m and 10,000m distances. Britton’s time of 31.22.29 for the 10,000m back in May moved her to fourth on the Irish all time list. The time also ranks Britton in third place in Europe based on seasonal best performances. This is the first time that Britton will contest the 10,000m at a major championship having previously competed in the 3000m steeplechase.