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2014 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.

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.

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.

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.

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)

Please contact the Chair of Selectors if you require any further information: Anne Buckley (tel: 07817 681826, email: annembuckley@yahoo.com).


Programme

Event: Senior Home International (included in British Athletics trial for European Championships)

Date: 14 or 15 June 2014

Selection Date: 18 May 2014

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.

Trial: Inter-Counties Fell Race, Blackburn, 18 May

Selection Details: The first 2 senior men, 2 senior women, 1 U23 man and 1 U23 woman will gain selection from the Inter-Counties Fell Race with the remaining places to be decided by the selectors. Under 23 athletes are defined as born in 1992 – 1994 inclusive. The quota of 4 senior athletes may include Under 23 athletes if more than two are selected.


Event: International Youth Cup, Arco di Trento, Italy

Date: 29 June 2014

Selection Date: 18 May 2014

Team Composition: Up to 6 junior men and 6 junior women (born within the years 1997/98. 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: Inter-Counties Fell Race, Blackburn, 18 May 2014

Selection Details: The fastest two junior men and junior women will be automatically selected from the Inter-Counties Fell Race (NB. this race is also open to athletes not in county teams). There will be up to 4 further places available for both junior men and junior women, subject to standards and budget.

Event: Karrimor Great Trail Challenge 10km, Keswick, England

Date: 1 June 2014

Selection Date: 18 May 2014

Team Composition: 3 senior men, 3 senior women, 3 U20 men, 3 U20 women (age on 31 Dec 2014)

Trial: Inter-Counties Fell Race, Blackburn, 18 May 2014

Selection Details: Senior teams: the first senior man and senior woman will gain selection from the Inter-Counties Fell Race with the remaining places to be decided by the selectors. U20: The first U20 man and U20 woman in the senior race at the Inter-Counties will be selected in addition to the first U20 man and U20 woman in the U18 race. The remaining place in each team will be decided by the selectors.

See www.greattrailchallenge.org for challenge race and course details

Event: Snowdon International, Llanberis, Wales

Date: 19 July 2014

Selection Date: 30 June 2014

Team Composition: 4 senior men and 3 senior women

Trial: Coniston 3 May 2014

Selection Details: The first 2 senior men and 1 senior woman will gain automatic selection from the Coniston Fell Race with the remaining places to be decided by the selectors. If you are unable to compete in the trial race, it is your responsibility to provide the Chair of Selectors, Anne Buckley (annembuckley@yahoo.com), with details of all performances you wish to be considered at the selection meeting on 30 June.

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.

Event: World Long Distance mountain Running Championships, Pikes Peak (uphill only), Manitou Springs, USA

Date: 16 August 2014

Selection Date: 8 June 2014

Team Composition: Up to 5 senior men and 5 senior women.

Trial: Snowdonia, 25 May 2014

Details

Entry form

Course map

Selection Details: The first man and woman in the trial race will gain automatic selection. The remaining places will be decided mainly from performance in the Snowdonia trial race, although the committee will also take into account performances in other races similar in nature to the Pikes Peak ascent. Those with a strong track record in races similar to Pikes Peak ascent may be considered but must show good form in relevant races by the selection date and inform the Chair of Selectors that they wish to be considered for selection.

Event: Junior Home International, Glendalough, Ireland

Date: 20 September 2014

Selection Date: 31 August 2014

Team Composition: 4 U20 men and 4 U20 women (age at 31 December 2014 – this includes athletes born in 1995, 1996 and 1997), 4 U17 boys and 4 U17 girls (age at 31 December 2014 – this includes athletes born in 1998 and 1999).Subject to appropriate standards second development teams may be selected in all age groups. The U20 teams will include at least one athlete born in 1995, one athlete born in 1996 and one athlete born in 1997.

Trial: Sedbergh, 31 August 2014

For the Trial Website click here

Selection Details: U20: The first athlete from the FRA U18 Championships and the first 2 athletes 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, 4 October (up and down)

Hochfelln Mountain Race, Germany, 28 September (uphill only)

Selection Date: 10 August

Team Composition: Up to 10 athletes in total (mix men/women)

Trial: British Athletics Trial for World Mountain Running Championships, 9 or 10 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 9 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: tbc

Selection Criteria: Athletes should be committed to mountain running in 2014 and be planning to run the British Athletics World and/or European Trials.
GB mountain running vest in 2013 or 2014
Top 10 in Junior Home International in 2013

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) or Bashir Hussain (bh122@tiscali.co.uk). Requests for places should be made to Jackie or Bashir at least one month before each camp. Places are limited, however, and meeting one of the criteria does not guarantee a place.