2020 England Mountain Running Committee

Name E-mail Phone
Duncan Richards Chair Click to mail 07764 610799
Mark Croasdale Click to mail 01524 388748
Carol Evans Click to mail 07828 155806
Neil Wilkinson Click to mail 07846 981988
Sarah Wilkinson Click to mail 07714 766587
Alec Duffield Click to mail 07740 065929
Sharon Hudson Click to mail 07772 275490

**Update 6 August**

Following meetings at UKA and with the Home Country representatives on the 5 August, the decision has been made to cancel the following events for 2020:

British & Irish Junior Mountain Running Championships and Home Countries International, scheduled for 12 September in Northern Ireland.

Northern Ireland would look to host the event in 2021.

Senior Home Countries International, scheduled to take place within the World Trial in Scotland on 27 September International U18 Mountain Running Cup, Ambleside, Cumbria Scheduled 17 October now Postponed to 24 July 2021.

England International Mountain Running 2020

England Athletics Mountain Running Championships

Seniors
Held in conjunction with the Inter-Counties Fell Running Championships, Llanberis, on Saturday May 23rd 2020.



U20
Held in conjunction with the England Athletics Junior Home International Trial, at Clough Head, Threlkeld on Saturday 15th August 2020. Details here

 

Representative opportunities: 
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. 

Funding
All events in 2020are subject to funding and England Athletics may amend the policies at any point. Details will be posted on the England Athletics website in the mountain running section which can be found at  www.englandathletics.org/athletes/england-athletics-team/mountain-running . 

 

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, Duncan Richards ([email protected])  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 or before the advertised selection date. 

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 training and racing programme between the date of selection and the representative race by the committee. England Athletics reserves the right to de-select any athlete who is deemed unfit or injured in the lead up to the event. 

Athletes wishing to be selected for races abroad must have a valid UK passport for the country they are travelling to and be eligible to represent England in international competitions. The selection committee reserves the right to de-select any athlete who does not provide all the information requested (including passport details) within a week of selection. 

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. To clarify – England Athletics 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
(www.englandathletics.org/athletes/england-athletics-team/mountain-running). 

 

Please contact the Chair of Selectors if you require any further information: Duncan Richards (tel: 07764 610 799, email: [email protected] ). 

 

Please note that at the time of publication some of the trial dates/venues and full selection details have not been confirmed. Please check the England Athletics www.englandathletics.org/ competitions&events/teams&selection/mountain-running) and here for updates.

   

Event: Senior Home International (included in British Athletics trial for the European Mountain Running Championships) Sedbergh, Cumbria
Date: 7 June 2020
Selection Date: 23 May 2020
Trial: Inter-Counties Fell Running championships, Llanberis, 23 May 2020  
Team Composition: Up to 4 senior men, 2 U23 men, 4 senior women and 2 U23 women may be selected. NB. There will only be an A team. 
U23 athletes are defined as born in 1998 – 2000 inclusive. The quota of 4 senior athletes may include U23 athletes if more than two are selected. 
Selection Details: The first 2 senior men, 2 senior women, 1 U23 man and 1 U23 woman will gain selection from the Trial Race (subject to performances being of an appropriate standard) with the remaining places to be decided by the selectors. 

   

Event: International U18 Mountain Running Cup, Ambleside, Cumbria
Date: 20 June 2020
Selection Date: 8 May 2020 (NB this is a Friday Bank Holiday)
Trial: Loughrigg, Ambleside 8 May 2020
Team Composition: Up to 4 junior men and 4 junior women (born within the years 2003/2004. Younger athletes are not eligible) may be selected. 
Selection Details:  The first 3 junior men and 3 junior women will gain selection from the trial race with the remaining places to be decided by the selectors. 
N.B. As host country for this event, England is entitled to enter two teams. Selection for a second team will be at selector’s discretion and subject to a suitable standard being met.

Race details here

 

Event: Snowdon International, Llanberis, Wales 
Date: 18 July 2020
Selection Date: 7 June 2020
Trial:  British Athletics European Mountain Running Championships Trial, Sedbergh 7 June 2020 

Team Composition: 4 senior men and 4 senior women may be selected. 
Selection Details: The first 2 senior men and 2 senior women will gain selection with the remaining places to be decided by the selectors.  

 

Event: Junior Home International, Newcastle, Co Down, Northern Ireland
Date:  12 September 2020
Selection Date: 18 July 2020 
Trial: English U20 Mountain Running Championships, Clough Head, Threlkeld, 18 July 2020.

Team Composition: England A team - 4 U20 men and 4 U20 women (age at 31 December 2020 – this includes athletes born in 2001, 2002 and 2003), 4 U17 boys and 4 U17 girls (age at 31 December 2020 – this includes athletes born in 2004 and 2005) may be selected. 
Subject to appropriate standards, non-scoring England B development teams may be selected in all age groups, using the trial as the primary means of selection.  

Selection Details:  U20: The first two athletes from the trial race will be selected for the England A team. The first athlete from the FRA U19 Championship Series will be selected for the squad, however whether selected in the A or the non-scoring B team will be subject to performance at the trial. Remaining places will be subject to selectors’ discretion.
U17:  The first two athletes from the trial race will be selected for the England A team. The first athlete from the FRA
U17 Championship Series will be selected for the squad, however whether selected in the A or the non-scoring B team will be subject to performance at the trial. Remaining places will be subject to selectors’ discretion.

Event: U23 Development
World Mountain Running Association World Cup – Grossglockner Berglauf, Austria
Date: 12 July 2020
Selection Date: 7 June 2020
Team Composition: Up to 6 athletes in total (mix men/women) may be selected. 
Trial: British Athletics Trial for European Mountain Running Championships, Sedbergh, 7 June 2020.
Selection Details: Athletes who have performed at a high standard in the British Athletics European Trial but have not been selected for the GB team are eligible for places.
Contact: Alec Duffield on [email protected] or 07740065929

Training Camps: 

 

Camp: Introduction to International Mountain Running 
Age Group: 14-16 years 
Date: 15 March 2020 
Venue: Sedbergh 
Presenters this year - the 2019 WMRA World Cup series winner Andy Douglas, World/European U20 Mountain Running Champion, Joe Dugdale, GB Mountain Running Internationals Rebecca Robinson & Laura Dickson plus sports scientists and coaching experts.
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: Duncan Richards on [email protected] or 07764 610799. 

Event details here

Application form here

   

Camp: Performance in International Mountain Running 
Age Group: 17-19 years 
Date: 20—22 March 2020
Venue: tbc
Selection Criteria: Athletes should be committed to mountain running in 2020 and be planning to run the British Athletics World and/or European Trials. 
GB mountain running vest in 2019
Top 10 in Junior Home International in 2019
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: Helen MacVicker at [email protected] or 07986877390