Glasgow 2019 Ambassador Laura Muir will tomorrow protect a fearsome unbeaten record as she anchors the British mixed relay team at the Simplyhealth Great Stirling Cross-Country.
The double European indoor champion’s preparation to run in her home city continues in earnest, with European Athletics Indoor Championships set for March 1-3.
And Muir has the chance, with Stirling Castle as a dramatic backdrop, to get a taste of the fervour of Scottish crowds and the unique rush of competing in front of home support.
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The Diamond League champion said: “I feel really confident with where I’m at, compared to my preparation for other Championships.
“There’s still work to be done ahead of Glasgow 2019 but I think I’m in a good position to race well over the next few weeks.
“The hardest thing will just be the volume of training. I train six days a week so that’s going to be the toughest point, sustaining that all the way through.
“I trained all the way through Christmas – Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day. It’s just my normal routine – my training doesn’t stop.
“I worked really hard all the time. I’m ready to race now.”
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The fifth edition of the event, which sees Britain take on Team Europe and USA, has moved north to Stirling after four years in Edinburgh where Muir claimed a quartet of victories.
She will run a 1km leg alongside Alex Bell, Philip Sesemann and Jamie Williamson, who represented GB at the European Cross Country Championships in Tilburg in December, finishing fourth.
After inter-district senior and junior races, women’s 6km and men’s 8km events will take place before Muir gets underway at 14:35.
The event will be shown live on BBC One, Connected TV and online from 13:15-15:15.