Mountain Running teams

Charlie Allmond

2024 representative opportunities

  • 11 May: Glas Tulaichean Uphill, Glenshee, Scotland: Senior Home International, uphill only
    • Trial: 19 April at Dodd Wood, Skiddaw | Selection: 22 April
  • 20-22 June: Palencia, Spain: World Mountain Running Association U18 Cup
    • Trial: 12 May at FRA Junior Champs, Sedburgh | Selection: 13 May
    • Event website
  • 20 July: Wales: Snowdon International (senior team)
    • Trial: 15 June at English Championships counter, Buttermere Sailbeck | Selection: 17 June
  • 14 September: Glenalough, Ireland: Junior Home International
    • Trial: 21 July at BOFRA race, Cracoe, Yorkshire | Selection: 22 July
  • 31 August-1 September: Trofeo Nasego, Italy: World Cup final (senior team)
    • 21km / 1337m ascent
    • This is a development opportunity for senior athletes to gain international representative experience.  Athletes interested in selection are required to email an expression of interest to Chair of selectors by 16 August 2024.
    • Event website
  • 20 October: Italy: Trofeo Vanoni relays (senior and U23 teams)
    • Development opportunities for Senior and U23 athletes to gain international representative experience.  Athletes interested in selection are required to email an expression of interest to Chair of selectors by 6 September 2024
    • Event website

2024 Training Camps

These camps are aimed at establishing the building blocks of future high performance in endurance running by developing skills and knowledge amongst junior runners and coaches. 

Introduction to International Mountain Running Camp

17 March 2024 at Sedburgh

  • The Introduction to Mountain Running Camp is one day camp for juniors (aged 14-16 years) who have reached the age where International representation is a possibility, but is intended for any juniors showing potential who wish to improve.

Selection criteria

  • Top 10 in FRA Junior Championships 
  • Placed in FRA Junior Championship or BOFRA races 
  • County standard XC, Track or Road
  • Performances of similar standard to the above – please ask!

Contact: Duncan Richards at duncan@intouchltd.co.uk

High Performance in International Mountain Running Camp

22-24 March 2024 at Stainforth Bunkhouse, Yorkshire

  • For more experienced junior athletes (aged 17-19 years) transitioning to senior racing, it includes some training sessions on local hills and is residential.

Selection criteria

  • Athletes should be committed to mountain running in 2023 and be planning to run the British Athletics World and/or European Trials.
  • GB mountain running vest
  • Top 10 in Junior Home International
  • Top 10 English Schools, National or Inter-Counties Cross Country
  • Top 6 in Area Cross Country
  • Performances of similar standard to the above – please ask!

Contact: Neil Wilkinson at neil@w1run.co.uk

Selection information

The committee will select the best available teams to represent England, although where shown some teams will be selected as development teams to give them experience of international competition.

  • All events in 2024 are subject to funding and England Athletics may amend the policies at any point.
  • 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, Duncan Richards (Duncan@intouchltd.co.uk)  with details of all performances they wish to be considered at the selection meeting. This information must be provided in advance of the trial race where there is one or before the advertised selection date. 
  • Athletes will usually be informed of their selection within a week of the trial and/or deadline for expressions of interest. 
  • Selection of all athletes is subject to the agreement of the athlete’s training and racing programme between the date of selection and the representative race by the committee. England Athletics reserves the right to de-select any athlete who is deemed unfit or injured in the lead up to the event. 
  • Athletes wishing to be selected for races abroad must have a valid UK passport for the country they are travelling to and be eligible to represent England in international competitions. The selection committee reserves the right to de-select any athlete who does not provide all the information requested (including passport details) within a week of selection. 
  • For all races, if the selectors believe that a minimum performance standard for selection has not been achieved, they reserve the right not to select a full team. To clarify – England Athletics do not intend to send teams to international events composed of athletes who have not demonstrated the level of performance required.

Updates will be published here on the England Athletics website and on the Fell Running Association website.

Image: Charlie Allmond. Photo by Steve Ashworth (steveashworthmedia).