England Athletics representative opportunities for Ultra-distance

England Athletics representative opportunities for Ultra-distance

Anglo Celtic Plate 100km Home International Team Race
Redwick near Newport, South Wales on 31st March 2018.

England Athletics continues to value the Anglo Celtic Plate Home International and the role it plays in developing English athletes at a distance beyond the Marathon. England Athletics notes that the best in the UK tend to compete at these championships and England Athletics wish to build on the medal successes achieved in the past by the England Team.

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Selection Policy:

Teams of up to 4 Men and 4 Women may be selected. Athletes who wish to be considered for selection should communicate all performances of races beyond the marathon to Walter Hill at walterhelen@hotmail.co.uk and Norman Wilson at Normanukultra@aol.co.uk by 21st January 2018.
Guide times for consideration for selection are:

  • Marathon   men 2:30     women  3:02
  • 50 km         men 3:17     women  3:42
  • 40 miles     men 4:25     women  5:15
  • 100 km       men 7:40     women  8:45

These performances need to be achieved between 1st January 2017 and 21st January 2018. It will be necessary for current fitness to be evident prior to selection and athletes to be injury free. The selection committee has the discretion to consider other performances outside the selection criteria where deemed necessary. There shall be no right of appeal to the selection of the England Team made by the Selection Panel.  Selection of all athletes is subject to agreement of the athlete’s racing programme between the date of selection and the Anglo Celtic Plate 100k Home International Team Race by the England Athletics Selection Committee.

Team Management opportunities

It is the aim that England Athletics team management opportunities will be offered to volunteer coaches where possible, with an aim that 50 percent of team management will come from outside the full time professional England Athletics ranks. Coach and Athlete Development Managers will work to identify potential team managers and offer international coaching opportunities through the Teams and Competitions Manager where appropriate. Full support will be offered to all new team managers, under the direction of the lead coach for each team and feedback will be offered to all team staff after each competition. All team managers will be expected to feedback to the lead coach and personal coaches on the performances and other observations of athletes.

To be part of the England team staff or management at internationals, coaches will need to be actively engaged in England Athletics programmes such as:

  • Charter Mark Universities  
  • Targeted events (Steeplechase / Marathon / Walks / 400m H)
  • Talent programme  
  • Club Run and Tracknights
  • Javelin Development Project