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2012 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 884187
Anne Buckley Selector annembuckley@yahoo.com 07817 681826
Duncan Richards Selector juniors only duncan.richards@btconnect.com 07764 610799

Funding

Funding restrictions may affect the number of teams supported and athletes should expect to make some financial contribution to travel costs although the selection committee will endeavour to minimise this.

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

24-06-12 Glendolough Ireland

Trial: Cowpe 26-05-2012

England Team: 3 junior men and 3 junior women .
Athletes must be born in 1995 or 1996 (please note athletes must be aged at least 16 on day of travel)
Selection. From Trial race, 1st 2 and up to one more subject to selectors discretion and meeting suitable standard

The first 2 junior men and junior women will be selected from the trial with up to one more subject to the selectors discretion and meeting the required standard.
If there are any questions please contact the Junior Team Manager – Bashir Hussain Tel: 0161 4747554 Email: bh122@tiscali.co.uk

International Snowdon Race

21-07-12 Llanberis Wales

England Team: 4 men and 3 women.

The England team for this race will be selected after the Inter Counties Fell Race. The Inter Counties Fell Race will take place on the 19th May 2012 at Shining Tor Fell race. Venue – Errwood Sailing Club, Goyt Valley. More race details will be available on the FRA website in the International section and in the FRA Fixtures Handbook.

The England team for Snowdon will be 4 men and 3 women. The first 2 men and first woman will gain selection from the Inter Counties Fell Race with the remaining places being decided by the selectors.

The team will be selected by the 4th June 2012 (Monday) and athletes will then be informed.

The selectors reserve the right not to send full teams if the required standard of performance is not achieved. Any athletes who would like to be considered for selection (but are unable to compete at the Inter Counties Fell race) must inform either Mark Croasdale (Senior Team Manager) Tel: 07763 221543 Email: croasdales@btinternet.com or Alan Barlow (Chair of Selectors) Tel: 0161 4839330 Email: international@fellrunner.org.uk

Teams

Men

Andi Jones
Rob Baker
Tom Addison
Tom Adams

Women

Katie Walshaw
Helen Fines
Holly Page

World Long Distance Mountain Race

Jungfrau Switzerland 8/9-09-12

Due to the late date and 42km uphill nature of the race, no formal trial will be held, but athletes seeking selection should advise Alan Barlow and Mark Croasdale with current form, up to and including the 15th July 2012. The team will be announced shortly after that date and before the 1st August 2012 final entry deadline.

The England team for this race will be up to 4 Men and 4 Women
Note - Please see additional information on this race.
Pre Selected – Pippa Maddams (2011 World Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge Ladies Champion)
The selectors reserve the right not to send full teams if the required standard of performance is not achieved.
Mark Croasdale (Senior Team Manager) Tel: 07763 221543 Email: croasdales@btinternet.com or Alan Barlow (Chair of Selectors) Tel: 0161 4839330 Email: international@fellrunner.org.uk

To read more on selection, please click here

England Teams for the World Long Distance Mountain Running Challenge

Men
Huw Lobb (Bedford and County)
Martin Cox (Salford)
Adrian Marriott (Wells City)
Chris Steele (Borrowdale)
Women
Emma D'Alton (Westbury)
Anna Lupton (Radcliffe)
Jo Buckley (Calder Valley)

Karrimor Great Trail Challenge 10km

17-06-2012 - Keswick

(incorporating a Home Nations International)

The England team for this Home International will be selected from the European trial to be held at Sedbergh on the 2nd June 2012. The England team will be 3 senior men 3 senior women 3 junior men and 3 junior women. The first 2 in each category will be selected from the European trial with the remaining place being selected by the International Committee. The team will be selected after the trial and athletes will then be informed.

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

The selectors reserve the right not to send full teams if the required standard of performance is not achieved.
Any athletes who would like to be considered for selection (but are unable to compete at the European trial) must inform either Mark Croasdale (Senior Team Manager) Tel: 07763 221543 Email: croasdales@btinternet.com or Alan Barlow (Chair of Selectors) Tel: 0161 4839330 Email: international@fellrunner.org.uk and juniors contact Bashir Hussain (Junior Team Manager) Tel: 0161 4747554 Email: bh122@tiscali.co.uk

Uphill course England team up to 4 male and female in U16 and U18 age groups 7 senior men 7 senior women (of which at least 2 must be U23)

Selection
England Team: 4 U18 men, 4 U18 women, 4 U16 men, 4 U16 women
Selection: juniors U16 from English uphill championship race
Juniors U18 from GB trial for World Champs
Seniors from GB trial for World Champs
1st 2 with others at selectors discretion

Home International Championships (uphill only)

(incorporating the Open British and Irish Junior Hill Running Championships) - Melmerby, near Penrith, Cumbria (22nd September 2012)

The England team will be 7 senior men and 7 senior women (which will include 2 U23 men and 2 U23 women). 4 U16 junior men, 4 U18 junior men, 4 U16 junior women and 4 U18 junior women.

The England senior team will be selected after the World Championships trial on the 4th August 2012. The first 3 men and women and the first U23s man and woman will gain automatic selection with the remaining places being decided by the selectors.

Junior Selection: U16s will be selected from the English Uphill Championship Race, with the U18s being selected from the World Championship trial. The first 2 will gain selection with the remaining places being selected by the International Committee.

Any athletes who would like to be considered for selection, but are unable to compete at the World Championship trial, must inform either Mark Croasdale (Senior Team Manager) Tel: 07763 221543 Email: croasdales@btinternet.com or Alan Barlow (Chair of Selectors) Tel: 0161 4839330 Email: international@fellrunner.org.uk and juniors contact Bashir Hussain (Junior Team Manager) Tel: 0161 4747554 and Email: bh122@tiscali.co.uk

Under 16 Team
Lewis Byram Holmfirth
Rosie Dale Lancaster
Rebecca Flanagan Rossendale
James Hall Wharfedale
William Jackson Helm Hill
Annabel Mason Wakefield
Bronwen Owen Scarborough
Jack Willis Middlesborough
Under 18 Team
Brad Travis Calder Valley
Alistair Weymouth Border
Joseph Crossfield Halifax
Felix Mcgrath Westbury
Charlotte Edge Scarborough
Sally Ratcliffe Stockport
Lydia Sharpe Eryri
Sarah Hodgson Lancaster
Under 23 Team
Tom Addison Helm Hill
Joe Morwood Aldershot
Dionne Allen Leigh
Holly Page Calder Valley
Senior
James McMullen Thames H&H
Chris Smith Thames Valley
Nick Swinburn Northumberland Fell
Gareth Raven Sale
Orlando Edwards Shaftesbury
Victoria Wilkinson Bingley
Kate Goodhead Bristol
Rebecca Robinson Kendal
Katie Walshaw Holmfirth

U23 development race - Smarna Gora Mountain Race

Slovenia (6th October 2012)

It is intended to send a development team of 6 athletes (mix men/women) selected from the World Championship trial race to compete in the Smarna Gora race, which is to be held on the 6th October 2012.

Selection is open to athletes who are aged 19, 20, 21 and 22 on the 1st January 2012. The team is aimed at athletes who are too old to qualify for the Junior World Championship teams and at present are not competitive enough to make the senior World Championship teams.

The teams will be selected by the 20th August 2012 to give athletes enough time to prepare.

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

Greg Hull (U23s Team Manager)
Tel: 01943 878168 Email: g.d.hull@leeds.ac.uk
Mark Croasdale (Senior Team Manager)
Tel: 07763 221543 Email: croasdales@btinternet.com

Under 23 Team
Dionne AllenLeigh
Holly PageCalder Valley
Tom AddisonHelm Hill
Joe MorwoodAldershot
Joe DalgleishStroud

UKA Mountain Running 2012 -International Championships

Selection Policy.

The UKA policy for international mountain running events is to focus on competitive performances and ensuring that athletes are adequately prepared for this level of competition.

European Championships (up and down) 7th July Denizli, Turkey

UKA intends to select the strongest senior and junior men’s and women’s teams to the European Mountain Running Championships in 2012.
The official trial will be held at (TBC) on the weekend of 2/3 June 2012 as part of the McCain Mountain Running Challenge.
Senior Trial: At the trial the first two eligible senior men and senior women, will be automatically selected.
U20 Trial: At the trial the first two eligible junior men and one junior woman will be automatically selected.
The selectors will fill the remaining places (two senior men, two senior women, two junior men and two junior women) based on all known up and down form up to and including the 2nd June 2012.
The Team will be selected on Sunday 3rd June 2012 following the trial.

All athletes who do not intend to compete at the trial and wish to be considered for selection must ensure that they advise UKA Chair of Selectors Sarah Rowell at saz@srowell.demon.co.uk of their situation before the trial.

Selection of all athletes is subject to agreement of the athlete’s racing programme between the trial and the Championships by the Chair of Selectors, Sarah Rowell.

World Championships (uphill) 2nd September 2012, TBC

UKA continues to value the importance of the World Mountain Running Championships and the role it plays in the progression of UK endurance athletes within the international competition pathway. However, UKA has to be realistic about the impact that UK endurance athletes can have at this event. The UKA policy for the World Championships will focus on athletes who can be competitive and are adequately prepared for this highest level of competition.

The official trial will be held at TBC on the weekend of 4/5th August 2012 as part of the McCain Mountain Running Challenge.

At the trial, the first three eligible senior men, two senior women, two junior men and one junior woman will be selected subject to them meeting at least two of the following selection criteria
a. Has demonstrated the ability to be competitive against international opposition in an overseas international mountain race and/or domestic international cross/fell race between 1st January 2012 and the trial.
b. Consistency of performances in both domestic and international mountain races of a similar distance and fell/cross/road races.
c. Competitive and consistent performances at previous European and global mountain running Championships.
d. Clearly demonstrates consistent and forward progression up the international competition pathway at both junior and senior level.

A further three senior men, two senior women, two junior men and two junior women can be selected. All further selections will be considered by the selectors on an individual basis, based on performances at the trial and in line with the above selection criteria.

Where the selectors feel that a team can realistically challenge for a top five position at the World Championships 2012, a scoring team or a full team will be selected.

The World Championship selections will take place on Sunday 5th August 2012 following the trial.

All athletes who do not intend to compete at the trial and wish to be considered for selection must ensure that they advise UKA Chair of Selectors Sarah Rowell at saz@srowell.demon.co.uk of their situation before the trial.

Selection of all athletes is subject to agreement of the athlete’s racing programme between the trial and the Championships by the Chair of Selectors, Sarah Rowell.

McCain UK Mountain Challenge

2012 will see the third year of The McCain UK Mountain Running Challenge (for which prize money will be available).

For more details please click here

For more details from UKA, please click here