European Cross Country Championships 2016: GB team in confident mood

Gemma Steel
Former champion Gemma Steel heads Britain's hopes in the women's race
European Cross Country Championships
Date: Sunday, 11 December Venue: Chia, Sardinia
Coverage: Watch live on BBC Red Button, the BBC Sport website and the BBC Sport app from 09:10-13:00 GMT. Watch highlights on BBC Two from 15:50-16:50.

Team captain Andrew Butchart hopes to help Great Britain top the medal table at the European Cross Country Championships for a 14th year in a row.

Butchart, who was sixth in the 5,000m at the Olympics, heads the men's team of six in Sardinia on Sunday.

The 25-year-old Scot said: "We are here to win as individuals and as a team. If I can get a medal for the team, I would be over the moon.

"Britain has topped the medal table for 13 years. We hope to do that again."

Callum Hawkins, who came second to Butchart at last month's trials, and 2013 European bronze medallist Andy Vernon are also in the men's team.

Former European champion Gemma Steel heads the women's squad, who are seeking to win a third senior team title in a row.

Meanwhile, under-23 champion Jonny Davies looks to repeat his victory in France 12 months ago.

Race times

Under-20 women 09:15

Under-20 men 09:40

Under-23 women 10:10

Under-23 men 10:50

Senior women 11:30

Senior men 12:10

British team

Senior men: Andrew Butchart, Ben Connor, Dewi Griffiths, Callum Hawkins, Ross Millington, Andy Vernon
Senior women: Charlotte Arter, Katrina Jones, Emily Hosker-Thornhill, Gemma Steel, Steph Twell, Pippa Woolven
Under-23 men: William Christofi, Ellis Cross, Jonathan Davies, Patrick Dever, Alex George, Alex Short
Under-23 women: Jessica Judd, Rebecca Murray, Georgina Outten, Mari Smith, Charlotte Taylor, Alice Wright
GB medal success at 2015 European Cross Country Championships

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