|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|
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. br> br>
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.
Event: International Youth Cup, Smolyan, Bulgaria Date: 27 June br> Selection Date: 30 May br> 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. br> Trial: FRA Junior Championship Race, Malham, 30 May br> 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.
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.
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.
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 2015. See: http://www.britishathletics.org.uk/competitions/mountain-running-challenge/ (World Trial)
U17: 15 August 2015, Rothay Park, Ambleside 13:00, 5km. For further information contact Duncan Richards [email protected]
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.
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 ([email protected]) before 22 August if you wish to be selected.
Age Group: 14-16 years
Date: March and November
Selection Criteria: Top 10 in FRA Junior Championships Placed in FRA Junior Championship or BOFRA races County standard XC, Track or road br> Performances of similar standard to the above – please ask! br> Contact: Graeme Woodward (FRA Coaching Coordinator) on [email protected] or 01422 885185.
Age Group: 16-19 years
Date: Spring and late summer
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 br> Top 10 in Junior Home International in 2014 br> Top 10 English Schools, National or Inter-Counties Cross Country br> Top 6 in Area Cross Country
Performances of similar standard to the above – please ask!
Contact: Jackie Newton ([email protected]). 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.