Masters road running competition: selections and opportunities

Following the three qualifying races which kicked off in December 2018 with the Telford 10k, England Athletics are pleased to announce the team selected to represent England Masters at the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10k on Sunday 26 May. Click here for the full team list (PDF – 150kB)

Competition at each of the three qualifying races – Telford, Chichester and Chester 10k – was of a high standard with the best of club age group runners turning out in force to contest for places on the team. In addition to these qualifiers, a small number of runners who were denied the opportunity to qualify due to the cancellation of events last winter due to the snow were also added to the team following the rescheduling of these races.  A team of 168 runners from V35 through to V75 age groups will compete as an England Team at the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10k, where they will compete against a team of Celtic Nations runners. Congratulations to all our qualifiers.

Members of the team are from a wide range of clubs from across the length and breadth of the country, with over 100 different affiliated clubs represented on the team. A special congratulations to the six clubs who each have  three club representatives making this year’s England 10k team. The clubs are Southport Waterloo AC, Hart Road Runners, Chichester Runners & AC, Vale Royal AC, Shrewsbury AC and Barnsley AC.

Masters Half Marathon opportunities

We will be looking to repeat the 10k opportunity in 2020, but for the meantime runners wanting to get involved in the England Masters programme still have the chance to qualify for the 2019 Half Marathon team with opportunities both North and South of the country – in Hull and Plymouth in the next few months. Click here for further details

Both coastal locations will provide two fantastic racing opportunities for runners keen to earn themselves and England Masters vest and entry details can be found on their website.