England Athletics representative opportunities for Road Running
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.
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 England Athletics Web Page; the Coach & Athlete Development Managers; 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 England Athletics Web Page; the Coach & Athlete Development Managers; 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.
The selection panel consists of Andy Day (England Athletics Competitions & Team Logistics Manager), Spencer Duval (England Athletics Coach & Athlete Development Manager - Endurance) and Charlotte Fisher (England Athletics Road Running Coordinator).
Questions about senior teams
All questions related to the selection policy and the selection races (not including Masters events) should be directed to the England Athletics Road Running Coordinator, Charlotte Fisher at email@example.com.
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.
The England Athletics development standards are as follows:
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 Coach & Athlete Development team if they are not already linked to the NCDP.
|23 October 2016||Great South incorp. England 10 Mile Champs & England representative opportunity||Portsmouth||Report|
|6 November 2016||Leeds Abbey Dash incorp. England 10k Champs & England representative opportunity||Leeds|
|13-15 January 2017||
Bermuda Marathon Weekend (1 mile, 10k, HM)
|5 February 2017||
Granollers Half Marathon, Spain
|16 February 2017||
Armagh 5k International, Northern Ireland
Selection on 25th October, 2016 based on 6 & 4 Stage ERRA Road Relays
|9 April 2017||
Great Ireland Run, Dublin
England Teams will be selected 31st January based on performances at the Age UK Leed Abbey Dash 10k England Athletics Championships.
|29 April 2017||
International Attnager Spitz Meile
England Representatives will be selected based on performances at the British Athletics Indoor Championships, which takes place on Saturday 11th / Sunday 12th February in Sheffield. In addition, other current form will be considered. Click here to read more.
|30 April 2017||
Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10k
Team of two men and two women following performances at National 6 and 12 Stage Road Relays on 8th April. Any athlete due to compete for their club in the road relays who would like to be considered for the England team should contact Charlotte Fisher firstname.lastname@example.org prior to the event. Selections will be made the following week.
|6 May 2017||
Lillebaelt Half Marathon
|8 October 2017||
Each of the five (Bournemouth, Chester, Yorkshire, Brighton and Greater Manchester) marathons act as a qualifying race, with the top five England Athletics registered runners in each masters age category at each race who have opted in to the qualifying system, guaranteeing themselves a place in the England team for the MBNA Chester Marathon.
|22 October 2017||
Toronto Waterfront Marathon
|Toronto, Canada||Toronto Marathon Selection Policy 2017 (200k PDF)|