England International Mountain Running 2013
- Anne Buckley (Chair) 07817681826 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mark Croasdale (Senior Team Manager) 07763 221543, 01524 388748 or email@example.com
- Greg Hull (U23 Team Manager) 01943 878168 firstname.lastname@example.org
- Bashir Hussain (Junior Team Manager) 0161 474 7554 or email@example.com
- Jackie Newton (selector) 07957 630346 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Duncan Richards (selector juniors only) 07764 610799 duncan.Richards@btconnect.co
Funding restrictions may affect the number of teams supported and athletes should expect to make some financial contribution to travel costs although the selection committee will endeavour to minimise this.
The committee will select the best available teams to represent England, although where shown, some teams will be selected as development teams to give them experience of international competition.
Where there is a designated trial race, athletes wishing to gain a place are expected to compete in this race and the selectors view trials as the primary means of selecting the teams. Where there is no trial or an athlete is unable to compete in the trial race, it is the athlete’s responsibility to provide the Chair of Selectors, Anne Buckley with details of all performances they wish to be considered at the selection meeting. This information must be provided in advance of the trial race where there is one.
Athletes will usually be informed of their selection within a week of the trial and/or deadline for expressions of interest. Selection of all athletes is subject to the agreement of the athlete’s racing programme between the date of selection and the representative race by the committee. For all races if the selectors believe that a minimum performance standard for selection has not been achieved, they reserve the right not to select a full team. We do not intend to send teams to international events composed of athletes who have not demonstrated the level of performance required.
Please see the FRA website (www.fellrunner.org.uk/international-fell.php) or this page for the latest information. Please contact Anne Buckley - the Chair of Selectors if you require any further information.
2013 Selection events
Event: Senior Home International, Keswick, England (included in UKA trial for European Championships)
Date: 25 May Selection Date: 6 May Trial: No trial race.
Team Composition: Up to 4 senior men, 2 under 23 men, 4 senior women and 2 under 23 women. Subject to appropriate standards second development teams of men and/or women may be selected.
Selection Details: Selection will be based on all known form in the last 12 months. For the development team selectors will give consideration to athletes who wish to make a serious commitment to mountain running who have finished in the top 10 of the area cross country championships or top 20 of the National Cross Country Championships or Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships.
Under 23 athletes are defined as born in 1991 – 1993 inclusive. The quota of 4 senior athletes may include Under 23 athletes if more than two are selected.
Event: International Youth Cup, Gap, France Date: 7 July Selection Date: 10 May Trial: Settle Hills 19 May
Team Composition: Up to 6 junior men and 6 junior women (born within the years 1996/97. Younger athletes will not be considered.) Normally athletes will be expected to be 16 on the day of travel in line with current best practice for the long term development of athletes. In exceptional circumstances, where attendance at the competition is felt by the selectors to be beneficial for the longer term development of an athlete, someone aged 15 may be selected.
Selection Details: The fastest two junior men and junior women will be automatically selected from the Settle Hills races. NB. The U16 and U18 will have separate races on the same course so we will use times to compare performances of athletes born in 1996/1997. There will be up to 4 further places available for both junior men and junior women, subject to standards and budget. If you are not in your county team and wish to run in the trial please contact Anne Buckley (email@example.com) before 10 May.
Event: Karrimor Great Trail Challenge 10km, Keswick, England Date: 9 June Selection Date: 19 May Trial: Settle Hills 19 May
Team Composition: 3 senior men, 3 senior women, 3 U20 men, 3 U20 women (age on 31 Dec 2013)
Selection Details: The first 2 men and 2 women will gain selection from the Settle Hills Fell Race with the remaining places to be decided by the selectors.
See www.greattrailchallenge.org for challenge race and course details.
Event: Snowdon International, Llanberis, Wales Date: 20 July Selection Date: 29 June Trial: Fairfield Fell Race 11 May
Team Composition: 4 senior men and 3 senior women
Selection Details: Current form in appropriate races up to the selection date. The first 2 men and first woman will gain selection from Fairfield Fell Race with the remaining places to be decided by the selectors.
Event: World Long Distance mountain Running Championships, Szklarska Poreba, Poland Date: 3 August Selection Date: 1 June Trial: Wharfedale Off-Road Marathon, 1 June
Team Composition: Up to 5 senior men and 5 senior women.
Selection Details: The first man and woman in the Wharfedale Off-Road Marathon will gain selection (subject to performance of a suitable standard) with the remaining places to be decided by the selectors from form in appropriate long mountain races up to the selection date.
Event: Junior Home International, Aberfoyle, Scotland Date: 21 September Selection Date: 1 September
U20 Trial: UKA Trial for World Mountain Running Championships, 11 August
U17 Trial: Bradley Fell Race, 1 September
Team Composition: 4 U20 men and 4 U20 women (age at 31 December 2013 – this includes athletes born in 1994, 1995 and 1996), 4 U17 boys and 4 U17 girls (age at 31 December 2013 – this includes athletes born in 1997 and 1998).Subject to appropriate standards second development teams may be selected in all age groups. The U20 teams will include at least one athlete born in 1994, one athlete born in 1995 and one athlete born in 1996.
- U20: The first athlete from the FRA U18 Championships and the first two athletes from the trial race will be selected with the remaining places to be decided by the selectors.
- U17: The first two athletes from the FRA U16 Championships and the first athlete from the trial race will be selected with the remaining places to be decided by the selectors.
Event: U23 Development Race, Smarna Gora Mountain Race, Slovenia Date: 5 October (up and down) / Hochfelln Mountain Race, Germany Date: 29 September (uphill only) Selection Date: 11 August Trial: UKA Trial for World Mountain Running Championships, 11 August
Team Composition: Up to 10 athletes in total (mix men/women)
Selection Details: Athletes who have performed at a high standard in the UKA World and European Trials but have not been selected for the GB team are eligible for places. Please contact Greg Hull (firstname.lastname@example.org) before 11 August if you wish to be selected.
Age Group: 14-16 years Date: 3 March and 3 November Venue: tbc
- Top 10 in FRA Junior Championships
- Placed in FRA Junior Championship or BOFRA races
- County standard XC, Track or road
- Performances of similar standard to the above – please ask!
Contact: Graeme Woodward (FRA Coaching Coordinator) on email@example.com or 01422 885185. For November camp please contact Graeme by 26 October.
Age Group: 16-19 years Date: 2-5 April and 16-18 August Venue: tbc
Selection Criteria: Athletes should be committed to mountain running in 2013 and be planning to run the UKA World and/or European Trials.
- GB mountain running vest in 2012 or 2013
- Top 10 in Junior Home International in 2012
- Top 10 English Schools, National or Inter-Counties Cross Country
- Top 6 in Area Cross Country
- Performances of similar standard to the above – please ask!
Contact: Jackie Newton (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Bashir Hussain (email@example.com). Requests for places should be made to Jackie or Bashir at least one month before each camp. Places are limited, however, and meeting one of the criteria does not guarantee a place.