The Brighton Marathon has been confirmed as a fourth opportunity for runners to qualify to represent an England Masters team at the Asda Foundation Yorkshire Marathon on 18 October 2020.
The Brighton Marathon takes place on Sunday 19 April. Runners can still access places for the event via club entry. Brighton Marathon offers a maximum of ten race places for any England Athletics affiliated club. Runners will need to liaise with their club secretary to submit the runner name and email to the Brighton Marathon – after which the event will contact runners directly and invite them to register online and submit payment (all of which must be completed by 1 March deadline).
Please click here for details on how to enter the Brighton Marathon, including the runner submission form for club secretaries.
Any runner entering the Brighton Marathon and wishing to be eligible for England Age Group Masters selection for Marathon distance must also pre-register their interest via the online form on the England Athletics website prior to the race day.
If you meet the below eligibility criteria then you can click here to complete the online form and submit your registration of interest via England Athletics.
England Age Group Masters representation is achieved through qualification by position and a minimum standard. Affiliated club runners starting at V35 upwards to V80, who are registered athletes, can have an opportunity to earn themselves an England Masters representative vest.
If a runner has not registered their interest directly through England Athletics then they will not be eligible for selection. To be eligible for selection, runners must:
- Be 35 years old or above.
- Be a registered athlete of an England Athletics affiliated club at the time of running their qualifying race.
- Be eligible to run for England as their home nation.
- Have pre-registered their interest with England Athletics – click here to register - prior to midnight of the qualifying race.
- Finish amongst the Top 5 of those runners who registered interest in the Masters qualifying for the Brighton Marathon
- In addition to Point 5 above, runners must have met the minimum standards – see below. Standards must be achieved either on the day of the qualifying race or in the 12 months prior. Performances must have been achieved in an UKA licensed race.
The minimum standards for England Age Group Masters at Marathon distance are:
Event Athlete Club/Country Record Year
100m Dina Asher-Smith Blackheath & Bromley 11.11 2014
200m Dina Asher-Smith Blackheath & Bromley 22.74 2014
400m Amber Anning Brighton and Hove 52.54 2019
800m Laura Finucane Pendle AC 2:03.73 2004
3000m Sian Edwards Kettering Town Harriers 9:16.38 2010
1500m Melissa Courtney Shaftesbury Barnet 4:15.93 2015
5000m Sian Edwards Kettering Town Harriers 15:42.48 2006
100m H Alicia Barrett Chesterfield 13.07 2017
400m H Vicki Jamison Lagan Valley AC 57.27 1996
2000m SC Kathryn Frost Isle of Wight AC 6:55.52 2003
3000m SC Emily Pidgeon Gloucester AC 10:06.12 2005
5000m Walk Sophie Hales Steyning AC 25:16.90 2003
High Jump Morgan Lake Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow AC 1.94 2015
Pole Vault Kate Byres Sale Harriers Manchester 4.36 2012
Long Jump Katarina Johnson-Thompson Liverpool Harriers 6.44 2011
Triple Jump Naomi Ogbeta Trafford AC 13.36w 2017
Yasmine Regis Windsor Slough Eton & Hounslow AC 13.13 2005
Shot Sophie McKinna Great Yarmouth 16.36 2013
Discus Claire Smithson Brighton & Hove AC 54.81 2001
Hammer Sophie Hitchon Blackburn Harriers & AC 63.74 2010
Javelin Goldie Sayers Peterborough AC 53.74 2001
Heptathlon Holly Mills Andover 5722 2019