England Athletics representative opportunities for Road Running

England Athletics representative opportunities for Road Running

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England Athletics value the importance of competitive road running opportunities for athletes in preparation for the 2018 Commonwealth Games Team long distance events, e.g. the 10,000m and Marathon. England Athletics therefore intend to select athletes for competitive opportunities who the Selection Panel believes have the potential to challenge for selection in the 2018 Commonwealth Games Team. England Teams will be selected based on performances at the England Athletics Championships.

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Selection: England Athletics Team Events

The first two eligible athletes at the England Athletics 10 km, 10 miles, Half Marathon and Marathon Championships will be selected for an England Athletics Team opportunity. Selection policies for Team opportunities will be publicised via the National Coach Mentor Team; the England Athletics Web Page; and the England Athletics eBulletin. Given the range of competitions available coaches and athletes must ensure they have read the relevant information in the selection briefs carefully. The Selection Panel will select further athletes based on athletes’ form, fitness and competition history up to and including the given selection date given. Eligible athletes who competed at the associated England Athletics Championships will be prioritised for selection.

Selection: England Athletics Invitations

Alongside the England Athletics Team Events detailed above, we also receive invitations from on an ad hoc basis from other race organisers. We will publicise these opportunities via the National Coach Mentor Team; the England Athletics Web Page; and the England Athletics eBulletin. The Selection Panel will select athletes based on athletes’ form, fitness and competition history. Eligible athletes who have competed at the England Athletics Championships will be prioritised for selection.

Selection Panel

The selection panel consists of Andy Day (EA Head of Competition), Spencer Duval (EA National Coach Mentor Lead- Endurance) and Charlotte Fisher (EA National Coach Mentor – Endurance: Youth/Women).

Questions

All questions related to the selection policy and the selection races should be directed to the England Athletics Road Running Coordinator, Charlotte Fisher at cfisher@englandathletics.org

Eligibility

To be considered for selection, athletes must satisfy the following:
a. Be eligible to compete for England (i.e. full British passport holder);
b. Have achieved a relevant England Athletics development standard within the qualification period associated with the different Team opportunities.

Qualification

The England Athletics development standards are as follows:

Event Men Women
3k 8:30 9:40
5k 14:40 16:40
10k 30:30 34:30
10 miles 50:15 56:50
Half Marathon 1:07:00 1:16:00
Marathon 2:22:00 2:39:00

Where no athlete has attained this level of performance numbers will not be back filled to meet team size aspirations.

Team Managers' Development

The role of Team Management was highlighted recently with England Athletics competing in the Commonwealth Games. It is now important that the foundations are laid for future events and ensuring that volunteers have the necessary skills needed to fulfil this function.

Opportunities for team management and/or to shadow existing team managers/coaches will be offered to coaches on the England Athletics National Coach Development Programme (NCDP). If an athlete is selected to compete for the England Athletics Team in one of the road running fixtures their coach will be offered support from the National Coach Mentor Team if they are not already linked to the NCDP.

2016-2017 Selection Events

Date Event Location Info
18 February 2016

Armagh International Road Race, Armagh
 

Armagh City, Northern Ireland

Report

Results

26 March 2016

Home Countries Half Marathon, Cardiff
The IAAF / Cardiff University World Half Marathon Championships will feature a Mass Race for Men and Women run in conjunction with the Men’s elite race. England Athletics will select a Team to race in a Home Countries Competition in the Mass Race.

  • Qualifying standards as above for 10k/10M/HM/Marathon.
  • The Team will comprise a maximum of four athletes for each event and will be selected on 8 March 2016.
  • Eligible athletes who competed at England Athletics Road Championships will be prioritised for selection.
  • Qualification performances must be achieved between 00:00 (GMT) 1 January 2015 and 24:00 (GMT) 6 March 2016.
Cardiff Click here to see team
7 May 2016

Lillebælt Half Marathon, Denmark

  • Qualifying standards as above for 10k/10M/HM/Marathon.
  • Athletes and coaches are asked to put forward expressions of interest to the Road Running Coordinator Charlotte Fisher cfisher@englandathletics.org by midnight Sunday 24th April.
Denmark  
16 October 2016

Toronto Marathon
The Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon is an IAAF Gold Label race.

  • The Team will be selected on 30 May 2016. The final Team will be announced that week. (note new dates)
  • The first two eligible athletes at the England Marathon Championships will be automatically selected for this event.
  • A maximum of three men and three women athletes may be selected subject to budgets
  • The Selection Panel will select athletes based on athletes’ form, fitness and competition history up to and including May 2016. Performances from the recent Virgin Money London Marathon along with other marathon and half-marathon performances will be considered. Eligible athletes who competed at the England Athletics Marathon Championships will be prioritised for selection. 
  • Standards re as above.  Qualification performances must be achieved between 00:00 (GMT) 1 January 2015 and 24:00 (GMT) 24 April 2016 (BST).
Toronto Click here for full selection document
23 October 2016 Great South incorp. England 10 Mile Champs & England representative opportunity Portsmouth  
13-15 January 2017

Bermuda Marathon Weekend
England Teams will be selected based on performances at the England Athletics 10 mile Championships which for this event is the Great South Run (10 mile) on Sunday 23rd October 2016. Full criteria available in 'Full info' column.

Bermuda Bermuda 10k HM Selection Policy 2016-17 (294K PDF)
5 February 2017

Granollers Half Marathon, Spain
England Teams will be selected based on performances at the England Athletics Championships which for this event is the Great North Run on Sunday 11th September 2016.

Spain Granollers Half Marathon Selection Policy 2016-17 (216K PDF)
16 February 2017 Armagh 5k International, Northern Ireland
 
Northern Ireland  
9 April 2017 Great Ireland Run, Dublin
England Teams will be selected based on performances at the Age UK Leed Abbey Dash 10k  England Athletics Championships. 
Dublin Great Ireland Run 10k Selection Policy 2016-17 (216K PDF)

Selection policy summary 2016-17 (PDF 366K)