A nine-strong team has been announced for the event in Podebrady

Olympic sixth-placer Tom Bosworth and reigning IAAF world junior 10,000m race walk champion Callum Wilkinson are among those on the GB team for the European Race Walking Cup in Podebrady, Czech Republic, on May 21.

Bosworth will go into the event as one of the leading contenders after placing second in two major 20km race walks at the Lugano Trophy and the IAAF meeting in Rio Maior.

He will be joined by Wilkinson, who has moved up to the 20km distance this year. His time of 83:47 on his 20km debut in Lugano back in March was a British under-23 record as well as being inside the qualifying standard for the IAAF World Championships in London this summer.

Dom King, who has already secured his selection for the 50km race walk at the World Championships, will compete over the 20km distance on this occasion, as will Cameron Corbishley, who achieved a personal best of 86:00 last month.

A breakthrough performance by Gemma Bridge last month saw her set a 20km lifetime best mark of 95:01 which was inside the qualifying standard for the World Championships.

Bethan Davies and Heather Lewis are also rewarded for their consistent starts to the year, as they are both picked for the senior 20km race alongside Bridge.

In the 10km junior races, Christopher Snook goes into the men’s race after a lifetime best of 44:45 in early April, while Molly Jade Davey will go in the women’s equivalent after having revised her personal best earlier this year to 51:46.

GB team for the European Race Walking Cup on May 21

Senior men – 20km
Tom Bosworth
Cameron Corbishley
Dominic King
Callum Wilkinson

Senior women – 20km
Bethan Davies
Gemma Bridge
Heather Lewis

Junior men – 10km
Christopher Snook

Junior women – 10km
Molly Jade Davey