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2013 International Committee

Name Position E-mail Phone
Anne Buckley Chair Click to mail 07817 681826
Mark Croasdale Senior Team Manager Click to mail 01524 388748
Greg Hull Selector Click to mail 01943 884187
Bashir Hussain Junior Team Manager Click to mail 07816 833086
Jackie Newton Selector Click to mail 07957 630346
Duncan Richards Selector juniors only Click to mail 07764 610799

Funding


Funding restrictions may affect the number of teams supported and athletes may have 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 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 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 racing programme between the date of selection and the representative race by the committee.

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 . Please contact the Chair of Selectors if you require any further information: Anne Buckley (tel: 07817 681826).

Programme

Senior Home International, Keswick, England

(included in UKA trial for European Championships)

Date: 25-05-2013

Selection date: 06-05-2013

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: No trial race

Selection Details: Selection will be based on all known form in the last 12 months. For the development team selectors will give consideration to athletes who wish to make a serious commitment to mountain running who have finished in the top 10 of the area cross country championships or top 20 of the National Cross Country Championships or Inter-Counties Cross Country Championships.
Under 23 athletes are defined as born in 1991 – 1993 inclusive. The quota of 4 senior athletes may include Under 23 athletes if more than two are selected.

International Youth Cup, Gap, France

Date: 07-07-2013

Selection date: 19-05-2013

Team Composition:Up to 6 junior men and 6 junior women (born within the years 1996/97. 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: Settle Hills 19-05-2013

Selection Details: The fastest two junior men and junior women will be automatically selected from the Settle Hills races. NB. The U16 and U18 will have separate races on the same course so we will use times to compare performances of athletes born in 1996/1997. There will be up to 4 further places available for both junior men and junior women, subject to standards and budget. If you are not in your county team and wish to run in the trial please contact Anne Buckley before 10-05-2013.

Karrimor Great Trail Challenge 10km, Keswick

Date: 09-06-2013

Selection date: 19-05-2013

Team Composition: 3 senior men, 3 senior women, 3 U20 men, 3 U20 women (age on 31 Dec 2013)

Trial: Settle Hills 19-05-2013

Selection Details: Current form in appropriate races up to the selection date. The first 2 men and first woman will gain selection from Fairfield Fell Race with the remaining places to be decided by the selectors.

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

Snowdon International, Llanberis, Wales

Date: 20-07-2013

Selection date: 29-06-2013

Team Composition: 4 senior men and 3 senior women

Trial: Fairfield Fell Race 11-05-2013

Selection Details: Current form in appropriate races up to the selection date. The first 2 men and first woman will gain selection from Fairfield Fell Race with the remaining places to be decided by the selectors.

World Long Distance mountain Running Championships, Szklarska Poreba, Poland

Date: 03-08-2013

Selection date: 01-06-2013

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

Trial: Wharfedale Off-Road Marathon, 1 June NB. closing date 16 May http://www.wharfedalemarathonevents.com/marathon.php

Selection Details: The first man and woman in the Wharfedale Off-Road Marathon will gain selection (subject to performance of a suitable standard) with the remaining places to be decided by the selectors from form in appropriate long mountain races up to the selection date.

Junior Home International, Aberfoyle, Scotland

Date: 21-09-2013

Selection date: 01-09-2013

Team Composition: 4 U20 men and 4 U20 women (age at 31 December 2013 – this includes athletes born in 1994, 1995 and 1996), 4 U17 boys and 4 U17 girls (age at 31 December 2013 – this includes athletes born in 1997 and 1998).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 1994, one athlete born in 1995 and one athlete born in 1996.

under 20 Trial: UKA Trial for World Mountain Running Championships, 11-08-2013

under 17 Trial: Bradley Fell Race, 01-09-2013

U20 Selection Details: The first athlete from the FRA U18 Championships and the first two athletes from the trial race will be selected with the remaining places to be decided by the selectors.

U17 Selection Details: The first two athletes from the FRA U16 Championships and the first athlete from the trial race will be selected with the remaining places to be decided by the selectors.

U23 development races

Smarna Gora Mountain Race, Slovenia, 05-10-2013 (up and down)

Hochfelln Mountain Race, Germany, 29-09-2013 (uphill only)

Selection date: 11-08-2013

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

Trial: : UKA Trial for World Mountain Running Championships, 11-08-2013

Selection Details: Athletes who have performed at a high standard in the UKA World and European Trials but have not been selected for the GB team are eligible for places. Please contact Greg Hull before 11-08-2013 if you wish to be selected.

Training Camps

Age Group: 14-16 years

Date: 03-03-2013 and 03-11-2013

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) or 01422 885185. For November camp please contact Graeme by 26-10-2013.

Age Group: 16-19 years

Date: 02/05-04-2013 and 16/18-08-2013

Venue: TBC

Selection Criteria: Athletes should be committed to mountain running in 2013 and be planning to run the UKA World and/or European Trials.
GB mountain running vest in 2012 or 2013
Top 10 in Junior Home International in 2012
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 or Bashir Hussain
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.