Commonwealth Half Marathon 2018

Commonwealth Half Marathon Championships Selection 2018

Date: 7th October 2018

Age Group: Senior

Northern Ireland team: Up to four (4) Men and four (4) Women (13.1 miles/21km)

The aim of the selection for this competition is to provide a development opportunity for athletes on the Athletics NI Athlete Development Pathway and a competition opportunity to prepare for future international competition.

Expression of Interest

Selection Timeline

All athletes must fill in an Expression of Interest form which will be available on the Athletics NI Website from 18th July and must be completed by 2nd September.

The date of the selection meeting will be the week beginning 3rd September.

Selection Panel

Selections will be made by the Athletics Northern Ireland selection panel comprising

  1. The Athletics NI Chairman or other board member if unavailable (Voting)
  2. The Director of Coaching and Athlete Development or other staff member if unavailable (voting)
  3. A representative of the cross country and road running 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.

Selection criteria

The following consideration standards will be taken into account when athletes are considered for selection:

Men – Half Marathon

Half Marathon – 70 minutes; 10 miles – 54 mins

Women – Half Marathon

Half Marathon – 78 minutes; 10 miles – 60 minutes

 

The male and female winners of the Athletics NI Half Marathon Championships that take place within the Waterside Half Marathon on 2nd September will be automatically selected provided they have the standard.

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 2nd September 2018.

In addition, the following may be taken into consideration:

  • Documented evidence that athletes are committed to their own development and have shown progression in the last two years
  • Adherence to the Code of Conduct and any outstanding disciplinary matters

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.