International Selection Criteria

by Anne Sandford

INTER COUNTIES CHAMPIONSHIPS – Saturday 11th May or Sunday 12th May 2019 (date still to be confirmed).

Flower Scar Fell Race, Todmorden, West Yorkshire 13.3 k(8.3miles) 660m up and down, course has steep climbs, rough moor and fast paths in South Pennine

Teams of up to 5 runners with 3 to count for Senior Men and Women but the 5th member must be U23 and born in 1996-1998 inclusive. A new rule has come in that U23 has to be under 23 on 31st December 2019 and if they are in the first three they will receive a senior medal and an U23 medal.

Selection criteria: Current form normally based on at least one of the following: Slieve Gullion 2nd March,  Glenariff on 9th March, Donard Commedagh race 30th March.  Comparable races will also be considered to show current form but reason must be given for not competing in selection criteria races. Teams will be selected on 30th March and successful athletes contacted shortly after that.  Must register interest in selection on or before 30th March by emailing Anne Sandford at annerunning@hotmail.co.uk.

JEWSON INTERNATIONAL SNOWDON RACE Saturday 20th July 2019

Llanberis, Wales Men & Women 10 miles ascent/descent up and down race

4 senior men and 4 senior women.  Medals for teams give to the first 3 to count.

Teams will be selected on current form normally based on at least three of the following: Donard Commedagh 30th March, Mourne Highline 27th April, Slieve Donard 11th May (or inter-counties) & Carncastle Classic 1st June.  Teams will be selected on 1st June and successful athletes contacted shortly after that. Comparable races will also be considered to show current form but reason must be given for not competing in selection criteria races.You must register interest in selection up to or before 1st June by emailing Anne Sandford at annerunning@hotmail.co.uk.

SENIOR HOME INTERNATIONAL – Saturday 21st September 2019 Betws-y-Coed, Wales up and down race 14km. (further details to follow)

Up to 6 senior men and 6 senior women of whom 2 are under 23 age group and born in 1996-1998 inclusive.  Medals for teams given to the first 4 to count. A new rule has come in that U23 has to be under 23 on 31st December 2019 and if they are in the first three they will receive a senior medal and an U23 medal.

Teams will be selected on current form normally based on at least three of the following:  Donard Commedagh 30th March, Mourne Highline 27th April, Slieve Donard 11th May & Carncastle Classic 1st June, Loughshannagh Hill & Dale 6th June, the Meels Hill & Dale 13th June or Flagstaff 16th June.  Comparable races will also be considered to show current form but reason must be given for not competing in selection criteria races. Teams will be selected on 29th June and successful athletes contacted shortly after that. You must register interest in selection on or before Saturday 29th June by emailing Anne Sandford at annerunning@hotmail.co.uk.