Julia Bleasdale strikes gold in Belgrade

by Sally March

GB Women's X Country team

Julia Bleasdale (2000) helped the British women’s team win gold at the European Cross Country Championships in Belgrade on Sunday. Julia (third from left) finished 7th in the senior women’s race, second fastest of the six British women in the race.

After a very successful 2012, where she finished 4th in the 5000m at the European Athletics Championships and 8th in in both the 5,000m and 10,000m at the London Olympics, Julia missed ten weeks of the 2013 season due to a bout of achilles paratendonitis. However, this performance bodes well for the coming season, when Julia will be targeting the European Athletics Championships in Zurich.

Follow Julia’s progess on her website: http://juliableasdale.com