Johnson's form rewarded with national call-up

TREENA JOHNSON of Dewsbury Road Runners has been selected to represent England.

Johnson, who runs in the Veteran 55 category, will join her clubmate Madeleine Stansfield (V60) in the national team for a Masters marathon which will take place in  autumn next year.

Johnson earned her place by winning her category in the Yorkshire Marathon, a race in which she also broke the British over 55 marathon record, while Stansfield had qualified at the Chester Marathon.

Johnson celebrated by also winning her category in the Leeds Abbey Dash 10K in a time of 38 minutes 45 seconds.

The leading Dewsbury runner in the Abbey Dash was Andy Dean 38:27 who was followed home by Tim Dean 39:11, Andrew Byram 42:14, Chris Hardy 44:03, Wayne Dent 46:10 (personal best), Martin Athey 48:20, Mike Shackleton 48:34, Mark Wilson 50:12, Gary Stanway 50:16, Gary Spaven 52:43, Martin Bare 54:33, Debbie Norris 55:39, Nicole Lackenby 56:28, Laura Byrne 57:17, Tracey Wadsworth 59:14, Michelle Hainsworth 1:01:18, Sharon Wilford 1:05:37, Dawn Greaves 1:06:07 and Amy O’Connor 1:06:08.

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