Commonwealth 5,000m silver medallist Jo Pavey faces a challenging time at the European Championships opening in Barcelona on July 26.

Like Mo Farah in the men’s events, Pavey has been selected for both the 5,000m and 10,000m.

Teddington-based Pavey helped Britain to second team place at last month’s European Team Championships in Bergen, Norway, by finishing as runner-up in the 5,000m before claiming the UK 10,000m title a week later.

Also in the 72-strong squad is St Mary’s Twickenham student Steph Twell, who goes in the women’s 1,500m.

In the men’s event, Teddington’s Andy Baddeley is joined in the squad by St Mary’s student Colin McCourt, who is rewarded for his impressive victory in the European Team Championships.

McCourt, who is trained by Craig Winrow, set a new personal best 3:37.19 in finishing second at an international meeting in Sollentuna, Sweden, last Thursday.

Former John Fisher schoolboy Martyn Rooney is favourite to win the 400m, while Belgrave’s Dwain Chambers is Europe’s top-ranked 100m runner.

However, Chambers will not run in the sprint relay.

Belgrave’s Will Sharman, who clocked a hand-timed 12.9 seconds in winning in Madrid last Friday, will continue his rivalry with Sutton-based Andy Turner in the sprint hurdles.

Belgrave’s world triple jump champion Phillips Idowu will aim to add the European title, but Olympic javelin finalist Goldie Sayers misses out with a hip injury.

Sayers picked up the injury at the UK Championships and European Trials in Birmingham last month where she retained her British title for a record eighth time.

“I am gutted to be missing Barcelona,” she said.

“It was a completely freak injury that I sustained in my second throw in Birmingham.

“Training had been going so well until this point and I really thought I could challenge for a medal at the Europeans.

"But I can't dwell on what has happened. Instead I will continue training and working whilst I'm in rehab with the aim of coming back for the Commonwealth Games in Delhi in October."