2015 International Committee

Name E-mail Phone
Anne Buckley (Chair) Click to mail 07817 681826
Mark Croasdale Click to mail 01524 388748
Greg Hull Click to mail 01943 884187
Carol Evans Click to mail 07828 155806
Jackie Newton Click to mail 07957 630346
Duncan Richards Click to mail 07764 610799

Competition Programme:


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.

  1. • Where there is a designated trial race, athletes wishing to gain a place are expected to compete in this race and the 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, Anne Buckley (annembuckley@yahoo.com) 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.
  2. • Athletes will usually be informed of their selection within a week of the trial and/or deadline for expressions of interest.
  3. • 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.
  4. • Athletes wishing to be selected for races abroad are expected to have a valid passport. 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.
  5. • 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. We do not intend to send teams to international events composed of athletes who have not demonstrated the level of performance required. This information is also available on the England Athletics website (http://www.englandathletics.org/page.asp?section=611).
  6. Please contact the Chair of Selectors if you require any further information: Anne Buckley (tel: 07817 681826, email: annembuckley@yahoo.com).

    Please note that at the time of publication the date for the Great Trail Challenge has not been confirmed. Please check the England Athletics and FRA websites for updates.

    Programme

    Event: International Youth Cup, Smolyan, Bulgaria

    Date: 27 June Selection Date: 30 May Team Composition: Up to 6 junior men and 6 junior women (born within the years 1998/99. Younger athletes will not be considered.) Normally athletes will be expected to be 16 on the day of travel in line with current best practice for the long term development of athletes. In exceptional circumstances, where attendance at the competition is felt by the selectors to be beneficial for the longer term development of an athlete, someone aged 15 may be selected. Trial: FRA Junior Championship Race, Malham, 30 May Selection Details: The fastest two junior men and junior women will be automatically selected from the trial. There will be up to 4 further places available for both junior men and junior women, subject to standards and budget.

    Event: Snowdon International, Llanberis, Wales

    Date: 18 July Selection Date: 20 June Team Composition: 4 senior men and 3 senior women Trial: Inter-Counties Fell Race, Betws-y-Coed, 16 May Selection Details: The first 2 senior men and 1 senior woman will gain selection from the Inter-Counties Fell Race with the remaining places to be decided by the selectors. Development places may be offered for this event.

    Event: Senior Home International (included in British Athletics trial for the World Mountain Running Championships), Betws-y-Coed

    Date: 22 August Selection Date: 18 July Team Composition: Up to 4 senior men, 2 under 23 men, 4 senior women and 2 under 23 women. Subject to appropriate standards second development teams of men and/or women may be selected. Under 23 athletes are defined as born in 1993 – 1995 inclusive. The quota of 4 senior athletes may include Under 23 athletes if more than two are selected. Trial: Inter-Counties Fell Race, Betws-y-Coed, 16 May and Ingleborough Fell Race, 18 July Selection Details: The first 2 senior men, 2 senior women, 1 U23 man and 1 U23 woman will gain selection from both the Inter-Counties Fell Race and the Ingleborough Fell Race with the remaining places to be decided by the selectors.

    Event: Junior Home International (included in the programme for the World Mountain Running Championships, Betws-y-Coed)

    Date: 19 September Selection Date: 22 August Team Composition: 4 U20 men and 4 U20 women (age at 31 December 2015 – this includes athletes born in 1996, 1997 and 1998), 4 U17 boys and 4 U17 girls (age at 31 December 2015 – this includes athletes born in 1999 and 2000). Subject to appropriate standards second development teams may be selected in all age groups. Trial: U20: Trial for GB team for World Mountain Running Championships, Ambleside, 22 August U17: 15 August, Betws-y-Coed Selection Details: U20: The first athlete from the FRA U18 Championships and the first 2 athletes not selected for GB from the trial race will be selected with the remaining places to be decided by the selectors. U17: The first two athletes from the FRA U16 Championships and the first 2 athletes from the trial race will be selected with the remaining places to be decided by the selectors. NB. Automatic selection does not guarantee a place in the ‘A’ team – composition of ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams will be decided by the selection committee.

    Event: U23 Development Race

    Smarna Gora Mountain Race, Slovenia, 3 October (up and down) Hochfelln Mountain Race, Germany, 27 September (uphill only) Selection Date: 22 August Team Composition: Up to 10 athletes in total (mix men/women) Trial: British Athletics Trial for World Mountain Running Championships, 22 August Selection Details: Athletes who have performed at a high standard in the British Athletics World and European Trials but have not been selected for the GB team are eligible for places. Please contact Greg Hull (g.d.hull@leeds.ac.uk) before 22 August if you wish to be selected.

    Training Camps:

    Age Group: 14-16 years Date: March and November Venue: tbc 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: Graeme Woodward (FRA Coaching Coordinator) on graemewoodward@hotmail.com or 01422 885185. Age Group: 16-19 years Date: Spring and late summer Venue: Betws-y-Coed Selection Criteria: Athletes should be committed to mountain running in 2015 and be planning to run the British Athletics World and/or European Trials. GB mountain running vest in 2014 or 2015 Top 10 in Junior Home International in 2014 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: Jackie Newton (jn123@tiscali.co.uk). Requests for places should be made to Jackie at least one month before each camp. Places are limited, however, and meeting one of the criteria does not guarantee a place.