England Athletics representative opportunities for mountain running

England Athletics representative opportunities for mountain running

England Mountain Running Championships (Seniors and U20)

This event will be held in conjunction with the British Athletics trial for the European Mountain Running Championships (uphill only) on 5th August 2018.


Representative opportunities:

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.

All events in 2018 are subject to funding and England Athletics may amend the policies at any point. Details will be posted here on the England Athletics website.

  • 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, Alec Duffield (alec@duffsports.com) 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 or before the advertised selection date.
  • 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 training and racing programme between the date of selection and the representative race by the committee. England Athletics reserves the right to deselect any athlete who is deemed unfit or injured in the lead up to the event.
  • Athletes wishing to be selected for races abroad must have a valid UK passport for the country they are travelling to and be eligible to represent England in international competitions. The selection committee reserves the right to de-select any athlete who does not provide all the information requested (including passport details) within a week of selection.
  • 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. To clarify – England Athletics do not intend to send teams to international events composed of athletes who have not demonstrated the level of performance required.


Please contact the Chair of Selectors if you require any further information: Alec Duffield (tel: 07785 697092 or alec@duffsports.com).

Please note that at the time of publication some of the trial dates/venues and full selection details have not been confirmed. Please check back here and on the FRA websites for updates.
 


2018 Selection events

Please note that at the time of publication some of the trial dates/venues and full selection details have not been confirmed. We will keep this web page updated and please also check the FRA websites for updates.

Date Event Location Info
2 or 3 June 2018 Senior Home International
(included in British Athletics trial for the European Mountain Running Championships)
Lads Leap

Selection Date: 19 May    Trial: Inter-Counties Fell Race, Lads Leap, NW Peak District
Team Composition: Up to 4 senior men, 2 under 23 men, 4 senior women and 2 under 23 women may be selected. NB. There will only be an A team.  Under 23 athletes are defined as born in 1996-1998 inclusive. The quota of 4 senior athletes may include Under 23 athletes if more than two are selected.
Selection Details: The first 2 senior men, 2 senior women, 1 U23 man and 1 U23 woman will gain selection from the Inter-Counties Fell Race (subject to performances being of an appropriate standard) with the remaining places to be decided by the selectors.

tbc International Youth Cup (U18) tbc

Selection Date: tbc    Trial: tbc
Team Composition: Up to 4 junior men and 4 junior women (born within the years 2001/2002. Younger athletes are not eligible.)
Selection Details: The first 3 junior men and 3 junior women will gain selection from the trial race with the remaining places to be decided by the selectors.

21 July Snowdon International Llanberis, Wales

Selection Date: 17 June    Trials: Trial for British Athletics team for European Championships, 2 or 3 June 2018    AND    The Settle Hills Fell Race, 17 June 2018
Team Composition: 4 senior men and 4 senior women may be selected.
Selection Details: The first 1 senior man and 1 senior woman in the World Championships trial who are not selected for GB for the World Championships AND the first 1 senior man and 1 senior woman in the Settle Hills Fell Race will gain selection with the remaining places to be decided by the selectors.

8 September Junior Home International Glendalough, Ireland

Selection Date: 19 August  Trial: 18 or 19 August
Team Composition: 4 under 20 men and 4 under 20 women (age at 31 December 2018 this includes athletes born in 1999, 2000 and 2001), 4 under 17 boys and 4 under 17 girls (age at 31 December 2018 - this includes athletes born in 2002 and 2003) may be selected. Subject to appropriate standards, second development teams may be selected in all age groups using the trial as the primary means of selection.
Selection Details:
U20: The first athlete from the FRA U19 Championships and the first 2 athletes from the trial race will be selected with the remaining places to be decided by the selectors.
U17: The first athlete from the FRA U17 Championships and the first 2 athletes from the trial race will be selected with the remaining places to be decided by the selectors

30 September
 

6 October

Hochfelln Mountain Race (U23 development race), Germany (uphill only)

Smarna Gora Mountain Race (U23 Development Race), Slovenia (up and down)

Germany

 

Slovenia

Selection Date: 5 August     Trial: British Athletics Trials for European and World Mountain Running Championships, 2 or 3 June and 5 August 2018.
Team Composition: Up to 6 athletes in total (mix men/women)
Selection Details:   Athletes who have performed at a high standard in the British Athletics World and European Trials but have not been selected for the GB team are eligible for places. Please contact Alec Duffield (alec@duffsports.com) before 5 August 2018 if you wish to be considered.


Training Camps:

Introduction to International Mountain Running

Age Group: 14-16 years
Date: 18 March 2018 (TBC)
Venue: Sedbergh
Selection Criteria:

  • 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: Duncan Richards duncan@intouchltd.co.uk     07764 610799

Performance in International Mountain Running

Age Group: 17-19 years
Date: April 2018
Venue: Lake District or Dales (TBC)
Selection Criteria: Athletes should be committed to mountain running in 2018 and be planning to run the British Athletics World and/or European Trials.

  • GB mountain running vest in 2017
  • Top 10 in Junior Home International in 2017
  • 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: Neil Wilkinson on neil@w1run.co.uk or 07846 981988

Transition to Senior International Mountain Running

Age Group: 19-22 years
Date: Late August/early September 2018
Venue: TBC
Selection Criteria:  Athletes should be committed to mountain running in 2017 and should have participated in the British Athletics World and/or European Trials.

  • GB mountain running vest in 2017 or 2018
  • Top 10 U20 in Junior Home International in 2017
  • U23 Home Country vest in 2017 or 2018
  • Top 20 in Senior race in British Athletics trial (World or European) in 2018
  • Top 50 in BUCS Cross Country
  • Performances of similar standard to the above – please ask!

Contact: Neil Wilkinson on neil@w1run.co.uk or 07846 981988