2018 Mountain running team opportunities

2018 Mountain running team opportunities

As well as the Commonwealth Games, England Athletics sends teams to a variety of competitions and also works with other associations in England to provide competitive opportunities for athletes.

We are pleased to announce the selection policies and events for our Mountain Runners - plus opportunities for young athletes to learn more about this discipline at various Training Camps.

The Selection Committee will select the best available teams to represent England, although some teams will be selected as development teams to give them experience of international competition.  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 with details of all performances they wish to be considered at the selection meeting. Please check back on our website at www.englandathletics.org/mountainrunning and on the FRA websites for updates for information yet to be confirmed.  Our web page also includes much more detail about the selection process and the events.


  • 5 August 2018: England Mountain Running Championships for Seniors and Under 20s - held in conjunction with the British Athletics trial for the European Mountain Running Championships (uphill only)

Team Representative opportunities

  • 2 or 3 June 2018: Senior Home International (included in British Athletics trial for the European Mountain Running Championships) at Lads Leap   
    Selection Date: 19 May; Trial: Inter-Counties Fell Race, Lads Leap, NW Peak District (Click here for more trial event info)
  • 16 June: International Youth Cup (U18) at Lanzada, Italy
    Selection Date: 7 May; Trial: junior Coiners fell race
  • 21 July: Snowdon International at 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
  • 8 September: Junior Home International at Glendalough, Ireland   
    Selection Date: 19 August;  Trial: 18 or 19 August
  • 6 October: Hochfelln Mountain Race (U23 development race), Germany (uphill only) and Smarna Gora Mountain Race (U23 Development Race), Slovenia (up and down)
    Selection Date: 5 August; Trial: British Athletics Trials for European and World Mountain Running Championships, 2 or 3 June and 5 August 2018.

Training Camps

  • 18 March 2018: Introduction to International Mountain Running at Sedbergh (for Age Group: 14-16 years)
  • April 2018: Performance in International Mountain Running at Lake District or Dales (for Age Group: 17-19 years)
  • Late August/early September 2018: Transition to Senior International Mountain Running (for Age Group: 19-22 years)


All this information and further detail available at www.englandathletics.org/mountainrunning

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