2011 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

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

Inaugral UKA Mountain Running Championship

Bursa, Turkey - 09-07-2011

Uphill only trial races to be held on Sunday 12th June 2011 - Fitzpark, Keswick

For more details click here

World Youth Challenge - 25 June 2011 Gorenja Vas Slovenia

Team of up to three junior men and women must be born in years 1994 or1995 and be at least age 16 on day of travel to event.

Selection is by the Coiners race 2 May which is also an English junior championship race. It is expected that any runner wishing to be considered for this team will take part in the trial race but if unable to run there and still wishing to be considered must contact before the trial race either junior team manager Bashir Hussain 01614747554 bh123@tiscali.co.uk or Alan Barlow as detailed above. First to finish in each race to be selected with up to two others at selectors discretion. The selectors reserve the right to not send full teams if they consider the standard is not high enough.

Teams

Dominic MahoneyBlackburn
Felix McGrathWestbury - Bristol
Tim OrrBorder
Shannon JohnsonLeigh
Charlotte EdgeScarborough
Laren Munro-BennetHelm Hill

International Snowdon Race Llanberis Wales - 23 July 2011

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 28th May 2011 Broughton north of Moffat, Southern Scotland. More race details will be available on the FRA website.

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 6th June 2011 (Monday) 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 Inter Counties Fell race) must inform either Mark Croasdale (Senior Team Manager) Contact details Tel: 07763 221543 and Email: croasdales@btinternet.com or Alan Barlow (Chair of Selectors) Contact details Tel: 0161 4839330 Email: international@fellrunner.org.uk

Teams

Men
Andi Jones
Ian Holmes
Danny Hope
Ben Mounsey
Women
Pippa Maddams
Jo Buckley
Katie Walshaw

World Long Distance Mountain Race Podbrdo, Slovenia 18 June 2011

The England team for this race will be selected after the Three Peaks Mountain Race held on the 30th April 2011 at Horton in Ribblesdale, North Yorkshire.

The Team will be up to 4 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 performance in European Mountain Running races. The team will be selected by the 4th May 2011 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 Three Peaks Mountain race) must inform either Mark Croasdale (Senior Team Manager) Contact details Tel: 07763 221543 and Email: croasdales@btinternet.com or Alan Barlow (Chair of Selectors) Contact details Tel: 0161 4839330 Email: international@fellrunner.org.uk

Teams

Ben AbdelnoorAmbleside
Ricky LightfootBlackburn
Graham PearcePudsey
Oli JohnsonDark Peak
Helen FinesCalder Valley
Victoria WilkinsonBingley
Pippa MaddamsKeswick
Anna Lupton - ResRadcliffe

Open British and Irish Junior Hill Running Championship

Venue and date to be decided

England team up to 4 male and female in U16 and U18 age groups

Selection will be via trial race details to follow

England Team: 4 U18 men, 4 U18 women, 4 U16 men, 4 U16 women

Selection: further details to be advised via FRA website and Fellrunner when known

U23 development race Smarna Gora Slovenia 1 October 2011

The England Teams will be selected from the World Championships trial to be held at Witton Park, Blackburn, Lancashire on the 13th August 2011.

The England Teams will consist of up to 5 Senior Men and Women and will be selected after the World Championships trial.

The first 2 men and women will gain automatic selection with the remaining places being decided by the selectors.

All eligible athletes are expected to run the trial, but anyone who is unable to run and would like to be considered for selection must inform the chair of selectors - Alan Barlow before the trial.

The selectors reserve the right not to send full teams, if they believe a minimum standard has not been achieved.

Commonwealth Championship North Wales 23-25 September 2011

England team up to 5 men and women seniors only (born 1991 or earlier)
Up and down course only
Selection to be via trial for GB team for World Champs

England Teams
Men
Billy Burns (Salford Harriers)
Tom Cornthwaite (Northumberland Fell Runners)
James McMullan (Thames Hare and Hounds)
Gary Priestley (Horwish RMI Harriers)
Chris Smith (Thames Valley Harriers)

Women
Lizzie Adams (Hallamshire Harriers)
Kate Goodhead (Bristol and West AC)
Sarah Tunstall (Kendal AC)
Mary Wilkinson (Bingley Harriers)
Victoria Wilkinson (Bingley Harriers)

Team Managers
Bashir Hussain
Jackie Newton

Junior Home International, Llanberis N Wales 24 September

Teams of up to four boys and girls in U16 and U18 age groups. Selection is to be at trial race of GBTeam for World Championships at Witton Park, Blackburn 13 August. Details will be posted on FRA website when available. Selection to be first two to finish and up to two further runners at selectors discretion subject to a satisfactory standard being achieved. It is expected that anybody wishing to be selected will compete at the trial race but if unable to do so must contact either Bashir Hussain or Alan Barlow as above before the trial race.

Coach Club
U18 Boys Marc Scott Ken Harker Richmond & Zetland
Joseph Johnston Phil Bolton Rossendale Harriers
Dominic Mahoney Arthur Almond Blackburn Harriers
Jack Ross Tony Ross Staffordshire Moorlands
U16 Boys Max Wharton Al Whitelaw CVFR
James Hall Dave Hird Wharfedale H
Bradley Traviss Brian Burgin Halifax
Kristian Edwards John Graves Tamworth AC
U18 Girls Laura Riches Joe Galvin Leigh Harriers
Beckie Taylor Jackie Taylor Blackburn Harriers
Amber Watson Chris Frapwell Stroud AC
Charlotte Edge Bashir Hussain Scarborough AC
U16 Girls Annabel Mason John Mason Wakefield H
Shannon Johnson Joe Galvin Leigh Harriers
Georgia Malir Sally Malir Ilkley AC

McCain UK Mountain Challenge

2011 will see the second year of The McCain UK Mountain Running Challenge - this will be an open three race challenge, with two races required to count in the overall standings (for which prize money will be available).

McCain already support a number of initiatives at UKA and have heavily invested in the domestic competition scene and it is excellent news that Mountain Running has now been included within the overall McCain Challenge which now covers all disciplines.

The races are:

  • Intercountries race (Up & Down) - Near Moffat (Scotland). 28 May
  • European Championships Trial (Uphill only) - Keswick, 12 June
  • World Championships Trial (Up & Down) - Witton Park (Blackburn), 13 August
  • For more details please click here