Home International Cross Country Selection 2022

This year’s event will be hosted at the Milton Keynes Cross Country' on Saturday 12th November.


Senior NI & Ulster Teams: Up to 4 Men and 4 Women per age group

Selection Timeline

The date of the meeting will be the week beginning 24th October 2022.

Selection Panel

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

  1. A representative of the Cross Country & Road Running Committee (Voting)
  2. The Athletics NI Performance Lead or other staff member if unavailable (voting)
  3. A representative of Ulster Athletics Council (voting)
  4. An Independent Coach (voting)

The Athletics Northern Performance Lead 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 Bobby Rea International race, to be held at the Billy Neill MBE Country Park on 22nd October 2022, will be used as the trial for this competition.

Athletes who do not compete in this ‘trial’ may still be considered on all known form from the 2022 cross country season, such as:

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

In situations where all these factors have been considered and it remains difficult to split athletes, then 5,000m and 10,000m times on the track and 5k, 10k and half marathon times on the road may also be considered.