Mountain Running teams

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 2022 are subject to funding and England Athletics may amend the policies at any point.

Please note that English runners seeking selection for the Senior Home International and not selected for their county teams should enter the Inter-Counties race (7 May), not the Moel Eilio race, and email ianh2512@hotmail.com who will allocate an Inter-Counties race number.

2022 selection events

  • 22 May 2022 – Senior Home International included in British Athletics up and down trial for the European Mountain Running Championships (Scotland)
  • 25 June 2022 – International U18 Mountain Running Cup (Saluzzo, Italy)
  • 16 July 2022 – Snowdon International (Llanberis, Wales)
  • 3 September 2022 – Junior Home International (Ambleside, Cumbria)
  • 23 October 2022 – U23 Development Race; Trofeo Vanoni mountain relay (Italy)

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Selection information

  • 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, Duncan Richards 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 de-select 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:
Duncan Richards (tel: 07764 610 799, email: Duncan@intouchltd.co.uk).

Training Camps:

  • 13 March –  Introduction to International Mountain Running (Sedbergh). For ages 14-16.
  • 18-20 March – Performance in International Mountain Running (Location tbc). For ages 17-22.

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