Goodman in

December 1, 2011

Richard Goodman secured his place in the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team with a well executed second place in the European Cross Country Trials at Sefton Park in Liverpool.

Goodman was at the front of the field throughout the 6.7 km race before Jonathan Hay made a final burst to secure a narrow victory.

"I'm very pleased with my performance," said Goodman. "I achieved what I intended, which was to secure an automatic place on the team.

"I have definitely benefited from my recent spell of altitude training in Kenya." Goodman will now travel to Velenje in Slovenia for the European Championships on December 11.

    Last updated: 3:22pm, December 1 2011