Fionnualla Britton shortlisted for December European Athlete of the Month
Ireland’s very own Fionnualla Britton has been shortlisted for the December European Athlete of the Month.
It’s a fitting end to a great year for the Kilcoole born runner having come first in the European Cross Country Championships in Slovenia earlier in December. This makes her only the second Irish person ever to win a senior cross-country title after Catherina McKiernan.
Fionnualla is also known for her exploits in the 3000 metres steeplechase and has flown the Irish flag at many international events with great distinction. Competing in Japan and Kenya as well as all over Europe.
Britton has taken top honors before, including the 2008 Irish National Athletics Award for the Cross Country/Road Athlete of the Year.
Britton is up against some tough competition in the form of the Great Britain duo, pole vaulter Holly Bleasdale and fellow cross country runner Emma Pallant.
As I write this, however, Fionnualla is currently leading the vote with an impressive 40.8%. So get voting, you can vote for the December European Athlete of the Month in both the male and female categories HERE.