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2010 International Committee

Name Position E-mail Phone
Alan Barlow Chairman international@fellrunner.org.uk 0161 4839330
Mark Croasdale Senior Team Manager croasdales@btinternet.com 01524 388748
Bashir Hussain Junior Team Manager bh122@tiscali.co.uk 07816 833086
Jackie Newton Selector jn123@tiscali.co.uk 07957 630346
Greg Hull Selector g.d.hull@leeds.ac.uk 01943 878168

Selection Criteria

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

All eligible athletes wishing to gain a place are expected to compete in trial races and the selectors view trials as the primary means of selecting the teams. Current form may be taken into account.

It is important that the team managers are kept informed by runners of their aspirations to run for England well before the date of team selection, which will usually be the date of the trial race. Any runners wishing to be considered for selection but not able to compete at a selection race must let the relevant England Team Manager know well in advance of the selection race.

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.

Programme

World Youth Challenge

27 June 2010 Susa Italy

England Team: 3 junior men and 3 junior women. Athletes must be born in 1993 or 1994 (please note athletes must be aged at least 16 on day of travel)

International Snowdon Race Llanberis Wales - 24 July 2010

The England Team for this race will be selected after the Lletty Mountain Race, the Lletty will take place on the 22nd May 2010 and will incorporate the Inter Counties Fell Running Championships and will be held at Llangynhafal, Debighshire. (See the FRA website and handbook for more details).

The England Team for Snowdon will be 4 men and 3 women, the first two men and first woman will again selection from the Lletty race with the remaining places being decided by the selectors.

The Team will be selected by the 1st June 2010 and athletes will then be informed. The selectors reserve the right not to send full team's if the required standard of performance is not achieved.

Any athlete who would like to be considered for selection but are unable to compete at the Lletty Race, must inform either Mark Croasdale (Team Manager) email croasdales@btinternet.com tel 01524 388748 or Alan Barlow (Chair of Selectors) email runalan55@hotmail.com tel 0161 4839330

Teams announced

Men
Robert Baker
Dark Peak
Ian Holmes
Bingley
Danny Hope
Pudsey & Bramley
Graham Pearce
Pudsey & Bramley
Women
Emma Clayton
Scunthorpe
Lauren Jeska
Todmorden
Pippa Maddams
Keswick

World Long Distance Mountain Race - 21 August Pikes Peak USA

The England Team for this race will be selected after the Three Peaks Mountain Race held on the 24th April 2010 at Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire.

The England Team for this event will be 3 men and 3 women. The first man and woman will gain selection from the Three Peaks Race, the remaining places will be decided by the selectors. Other form may be considered i.e European Mountain Running races and races similar to the Pikes Peak race.

The Team will be selected by the 10th May 2010 and athletes will then be informed.

Pikes Peak is a seriously tough race, at altitude and the Team Selectors will be looking at preparation prior to the race, if it's thought that the sufficient preparation/training is not achieved the selectors reserve the right not to send teams to the event.

Any athlete who would like to be considered for selection but are unable to compete at the Three Peaks Race, must inform either Mark Croasdale (Team Manager) email croasdales@btinternet.com tel 01524 388748 or Alan Barlow (Chair of Selectors) email runalan55@hotmail.com tel 0161 4839330

Teams announced

Men
John Brown
Salford
Morgan Donnelly
Borrowdale
Ricky Lightfoot
Ellenborough
Pete Vale
Mercia
Women
Anna Lupton
Radcliffe
Victoria Wilkinson
Bingley

2nd World Mountain Championships

Kamnik Slovenia - 5th September 2010

Uphill Only Trial Races to be held - Sun 8th August 2010 - LLanberis

more details here

UKA Senior Home Country Mountain Running International

18th September 2010 Aonach Mor, nr Fort William, Scotland

The England Teams will consist of 7 Men and 6 Women, the men's team will be 5 senior men and 2 U23 men, the Women's team will be 4 senior women and 2 U23 women and will be selected after the World Championship trial on the 8th August 2010.

The first 3 men and women will gain selection from the trial with the remaining places being decided by the selectors. The first two U23 men and women will also be selected from this race.

Once again any athlete wishing to be considered for selection and unable to run at the trial must inform either Mark Croasdale or Alan Barlow prior to the trial race.

U23 development race Smarna Gora Slovenia - 2 October 2010

A development team of 6 athletes (mix men/women) will be selected from the World Championships trial race to compete in the Smarna Gora race, which is to be held on the Saturday 2nd Oct 2010, this is also the final Mountain Grand Prix race of the season.

Selection is open to athletes who are aged 19, 20, 21 and 22 on the 1st January 2010. The team is aimed at athletes who are too old to qualify for the Junior World Championship team and at present are not competitive enough to make the senior World Championships team.

The team will be selected by the 16th August 2010 to give athletes enough time to prepare.

Any athlete wishing to be considered for selection, but unable to do the trial must inform either Mark Croasdale or Bashir Hussain. The selectors again reserve the right not to send full teams if the standard is considered insufficient.

Mark Croasdale (Senior Team Manager) 01524 388748 email croasdales@btinternet.com and Bashir Hussain (Junior Team Manager) 0161 4747554 email bh122@tiscali.co.uk

McCain UK Mountain Challenge

2010 will see the start of an exciting new initiative, the UKA Mountain Running Challenge - this will be an open four race challenge, with three races required to count in the overall standings (for which prize money will be available).

The races are:

Intercountries race, Lletty 22 May
European Championships trial - up and down 6 June
World championships trial - uphill 8 August
Home Countries International - uphill Scotland 18 September
Further details are available on the UKA website under mountain running

Prize Fund

The Mountain Challenge total fund is GBP6,100 with GBP3,050 for both Senior Men & Women. This McCain Mountain Challenge is only open to Senior athletes (aged at least 18 years on day of race) There are Junior Trial races at both the European & World Trials, and Junior races at the Home International, but there is no Junior Awards within this Mountain Challenge.

UKA Senior Home Country Mountain Running International

The final race in the Challenge will incorporate the inaugural home country mountain running international. This event, which will be held annually is designed to help provide an additional competitive mountain running opportunity for runners focusing on mountain running as opposed ot fell or other forms. The event will be held 2-3 weeks after the mountain running world championships each year, and will have the same format (ie uphill or up and down) as the World Championship.

Date: The 2010 event will take place on 18th September on uphill courses at Aonach Mor near Fort William (Scotland).

Team Composition, Scoring and Awards: Teams from England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales are invited to take part in both the senior, U23 and combined events.

Team composition: 5 x Senior Men, 2 x Under 23 Men. 4 x Senior Women, 2 x Under 23 Women.

Team Scoring: First 5 runners to count in Men's Race. First 4 runners to count in Women's Race

Overall Team: Aggregate of Male and Female Scores

Team Trophy: Best overall country based on overall team scoring outlined above to receive a prize tbc.