England Athletics are pleased to announce the 2018 / 2019 marathon programme for age group runners and we are delighted to be working with the organisers of five of the country’s biggest and best marathons outside of London.
Masters runners starting at V35 upwards to V75 and above who are registered with an affiliated club will have the opportunity to earn themselves an England Masters representative vest through qualification by position and a minimum standard at one of the four qualifying races which include:
MBNA Chester Marathon - 7th October 2018
Bournemouth Marathon - 7th October 2018
Asics Greater Manchester Marathon - 7th April 2019
Brighton Marathon - 14th April 2019
These four high quality races provide opportunities north and south of the country for club runners to challenge for a place on the England Masters team which will come together as a representative team at the Run for All Yorkshire Marathon on 20th October 2019.
The top five male and female eligible runners in each five-year age band at each of the four qualifying races will be selected to represent England in autumn 2019. To be eligible for selection runners should:
- be a registered member of an affiliated club at the time of running their qualifying race and be eligible to run for England as their home nation
- have registered their interest to be considered prior to running their selection race at www.englandathletics.org/masters-marathon-2019
- have achieved a minimum standard at the marathon either in the qualification period or in the 18 months prior
Please note that if you are successful in qualifying for an England Masters team, you will bear the costs of travel and race entry fee and will have the option to purchase kit.
Go to www.englandathletics.org/masters-marathon for further information including full details on eligibility, selection criteria, and minimum standards.
If you are already signed up to race at Chester or Bournemouth this Autumn simply register your interest at www.englandathletics.org/masters-marathon-2019. If you are still thinking about an Autumn marathon then we hope this provided the added incentive you might need to get into marathon shape.
England Athletics wishes all our Masters runners the very best of luck in your marathon endeavours.