Date: 14th February 2019
Age Group: Senior
NI & Ulster Teams: Up to 4 Men (5km) and 4 Women (3km)
The aim of the selection for this competition is to provide a development opportunity for athletes on the Athletics NI Athlete Development Pathway.
All athletes must fill in an Expression of Interest form which will be available on the Athletics NI Website from 26th November and must be completed by 14th December.
The date of the meeting will be the week beginning 17th December.
Selections will be made by the Athletics Northern Ireland & Ulster Athletics selection panel comprising
A representative of the Athletics NI Cross Country and Road Committee (voting)
The Athletics Northern Ireland Chairman may also (at his discretion) seek assistance (in a non-voting capacity) from anyone else he/she feels may be of help.
Any voting member of the Selection Panel shall declare his or her conflict of interest in respect of any selection issue and shall not be entitled to vote on that issue.
The following consideration standards will be taken into account when athletes are considered for selection:
Men – 5k
3000m – 8:40; 5000m/5k – 15:00; 10,000m/10k – 31:00
Women – 3k
3000m – 10:00; 5000m/5k – 17:20; 10,000m/10k – 35:00
Where there are fewer athletes with the consideration standard than the team size, numbers will not be back filled. Qualification performances must be achieved between 1 January 2018 and 17 December 2018 with priority given to athletes demonstrating current form.
In addition, the following may be taken into consideration:
The criteria above are not listed in any order of priority and those involved in selecting will exercise
discretion fairly and without bias in making selection decisions.