Ultra Distance teams

Anglo Celtic Plate 100km Home International Team Race
Perth, Scotland on 24th March 2019

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.


Selection Process

  • Teams of up to a maximum of four men and four women may be selected.
  • The Selection Panel will also consider head to head performances in races, quality of standards met, athlete development stage, future potential, consistency of performance over the last 6-12 months, competition history and current fitness.
  • England Athletics reserve the right not to fill all places where no athlete meets the selection criteria.
  • Any selected athlete with doubts over their fitness in the lead up to the race may be required to evidence a fitness test.
  • England Athletics reserve the right to deselect athletes who the selection panel or its nominated representative feel are not fit or competitive enough in the final month before the event.
  • 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.
  • Appeals – there shall be no right of appeal to the selection of the England Team made by the Selection Panel. The provisions of the UK Athletics Selection and Nomination “Fast” Appeals Procedure” do not apply to the England team selections for the Anglo Celtic Plate 100k.

Selection Policy:

Athletes who wish to be considered for selection should communicate all performances of races from the marathon and beyond to Walter Hill at walterhelen@hotmail.co.uk by 22 January 2019. If you have not received an acknowledgement within 3 working days please contact Charlotte Fisher cfisher@englandathletics.org

Qualification Standards 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 1 January 2018 and 22 January 2019.

Selection Criteria

Athletes seeking selection will be required to:

  • hold at least one minimum standard as shown above at Marathon, 50km, 40 miles or 100km.
  • be a registered athlete and eligible to compete for England and hold a valid full passport.

In exceptional circumstances only, the selection panel may select athletes without any standards if they feel the athlete has demonstrated potential outside of point 1 to run well at the 100km.

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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 Hurdles)
  • Talent programme
  • Club Run and Tracknights
  • Javelin Development Project