2008 International Committee

Name Position E-mail Phone
Alan Barlow Chairman runalan55@hotmail.com 0161 4839330
Mark Croasdale Senior Team Manager croasdales@btinternet.com 01524 388748
Bashir Hussain Junior Team Manager bh122@tiscali.co.uk 07816 833086
Sarah Rowell Selector saz@srowell.demon.co.uk 01535 644975

Funding


England Athletics have agreed to fund the majority of our international programme which should mean that athletes will only have to make minimal contribution towards costs.


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.


England Team Support


Denise Park has accompanied the England Team to recent World Trophy events.


Programme

Marco Germanetto Memorial Race, Susa, Italy June 22nd 2008

Trial: Based upon English championship races. Details will be posted on the FRA web site.

England Team: 3 junior men and 3 junior women plus one travelling reserve in each category. Athletes must be born in 1991 or 1992


International Snowdon Race Llanberis Wales July 26 2008

England Team: 4 men and 3 women.

The England Team for this race will be selected from the Moel Eilio Mountain Race which is a British Championship counter. The Moel Eilio Race will be held on the 17th May 2008 from Llanberis. More race details can be found in the Spring issue of The Fellrunner Magazine and the 2008 Calendar. You can also look on Eryri Harriers website which is www.eryriharriers.org.uk

The England Team for Snowdon will be four men and three women, the first three men and first two women will gain selection from the Moel Eilio Race with the remaining places being decided by the selectors.

The Team will be selected by the 20th May 2008 (Tuesday) and Athletes will be informed by the 21st May 2008 (Wednesday)

Any queries should be directed to Mark Croasdale (Senior Team Manager). Contact details Home Tel 01524 388748 and Email croasdales@btinternet.com


World Mountain Running Trophy Crans Montana Switzerland 13th September (Uphill only)

Senior Team: 6 senior men and 4 senior women.

Selection: A trial will be held on 17th August, date and venue to be confirmed in the Fell Runner and on the FRA web site. All eligible athletes wishing to gain a place are expected to compete in the trial and the selectors view the trial as the primary means of selecting the team. As a minimum the first two male and female runners will be offered places. The remaining places will be decided on current form and in addition performance in a specified European race may be taken into account.

Junior Team: 4 junior men and 3 junior women. Athletes must be aged 16 to 19 (inclusive ) on Dec 31st 2008.

Selection: All eligible athletes are expected to compete and the selectors view the trial as the primary means of selecting the team. As a minimum the first three junior men and the first two junior women in the trial race will be selected. The remaining places will be decided on known form up to and including the day before the trial.

Any runners wishing to be considered for selection but not able to compete at the selection race must let Bashir Hussain, England Junior Team Manager know well in advance of the selection race.

Open British and Irish Junior Hill Running Championship

To be held in Scotland at Bonaly,Pentland Hills near Edinburgh October 12 2008

England Team: 4 U18 men, 4 U18 women, 4 U16 men, 4 U16 women, plus one travelling reserve in each category.

Selection: the first runner in the FRA junior championship in each category will gain automatic selection. The remaining places will be selected on known form. To be considered for selection athletes must have competed in at least two 2007 FRA Junior English Championship races.

Smarna Gora Slovenia 4 October

We intend to send a U23 development team to this race. Selection will be at the World Trophy trial.

Eligible athletes who wish to be considered should let the England Junior Team Manager know before June 2008.