to compete against the Celtic Nations in the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10k.
Difficult conditions and a challenging course mitigated against fast times,
but in an event dominated by England veterans,
Helen King was 8th in the Over 40 category in 40m 6s and Dave Nicholson 9th in the Over 60 in 40m 15s
and both later professed themselves ‘elated’ to pick up their first representative honours.
There was some compensation the following weekend for Helen,
however, as she was first female finisher in the Bamburgh 10k on Sunday 2nd June 2019,
in a time of 39m 45s.
(Eagle-eyed Big Brother fans might have noticed in the UKA newsletter that the Geoffrey Beattie who ran for the Celtic Nations was the original ‘psychologist’ for the eponymous Channel 4 series.)