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Julie Emmerson Picture submitted

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Julie Emmerson achieved great results in the Great Britain team at the European Youth Championships held in France.

Her training over the winter working on her technical skills with coach Riina Kuuseld, paid off as she is currently topping the GB W16 ranking list.

Julie joined the GB team, at Bugeat in the Limousin area of France, of 11 juniors aged 15 to 18 years to compete against 30 nations and over 350 competitors. At the sprint staged in Meymac town centre on Friday she finished 12th out of 85 starters in 12.24mins in the W16 event, 48 secs behind the winner and was the highest placed GB finisher. The Saturday long distance 4.7k course in forests with marshy areas and steep rocky slopes at Viam Lestards was testing and Julie came 7th out of 85 in 42.30 mins, 5.07 mins behind winner. On the 3rd day her team finished 10th in the relays, Julie was on the 1st leg and handed over to the 2nd leg runner in 3rd place out of over 20 teams.

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Julie Emmerson finishing in 7th place on the long distance event last Saturday in France.