England Teams and selection

England Teams and selection

This section contains details of teams and selection criteria for forthcoming England Athletics representative competitions.

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. In some instances these teams are selected by England Athletics, but other associations will also pick teams for competitions which fall under different aspects within athletics.

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

Please use the left hand menu to view details of the selection criteria and team details.  There is more information as it become available in each of the discipline sub menus.

2018 Events

XC 16 December 2017 IAAF permit event: Venta de Banos Spain
XC 13 January 2018 Edinburgh XC 4x1k Scotland
XC 21 January IAAF permit event: Seville Spain
T&F 27 January Vienna indoor track and field Austria
T&F 27 January Hustopece indoor jumps Czech Rep
T&F, Walk 28 January Bratislava indoor track and field Slovakia
Road 4 February Granollers Half Marathon Catalonia, Spain
XC 11 February Rotselaar CrossCup Rotselaar, Belgium
Road 15 February Armagh 5k International Northern Ireland
T&F 4 March Welsh International Indoor track and field (U20 team) CANCELLED Cardiff, Wales
Walk 11 March Lugano Walks Lugano, Switzerland
Road 18 March Parelloop Brunssum 10k Netherlands
XC 24 March Home Countries and SIAB (Home Countries Schools International) Cross Country Nottingham
Walk 24 March Slovak National Championships: Senior 50 km Dudince, Slovakia
Ultra 31 March Anglo-Celtic Plate 100k Redwick,  Wales
T&F 4-15 April Commonwealth Games Gold Coast, Australia
Walk 8 April Podebrady Walks (U20 team) Dudince, Slovakia
Road 15 April Great Ireland 10k Run Dublin, Ireland
Road 28 April Attnanger Road Mile International Attnanger, Austria
Road 1 May Oderzo 5k and 10k Oderzo, Italy
Road 5 May Lillebaelt Half Marathon Lillebaelt, Denmark
T&F 20 May Loughborough International Loughborough
Mtn 2 June Senior Home International
(included in British Athletics trial for the European Mountain Running Championships)
Sedbergh People's Hall
Mtn 16 June International Youth Cup (U18) Lanzada, Italy
Mtn 21 July Snowdon International Llanberis, Wales
T&F 4-5 August England Athletics U17/ U15 Combined Events Champs, Home Countries International CE Manchester
T&F, Walk 15 August Manchester International Manchester
Mtn 8 September Junior Home International Glendalough, Ireland
Mtn 30 September Hochfelln Mountain Race (U23 development race), Germany (uphill only) Germany
Mtn 6 October Smarna Gora Mountain Race (U23 Development Race), Slovenia (up and down) Slovenia
Road 7 October 2018 Commonwealth Half-Marathon Cardiff, Wales
Road 14 October Rennes 10k Rennes, France
Road 21 October Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon Toronto, Canada
Road 28 October Mainova Frankfurt Marathon Frankfurt, Germany
T&F 1 December SIAB (Home Countries Schools) International Combined Events International Glasgow