Home International Cross Country Selection 2020

Date: 11th January 2020

Venue: Stirling

NI & Ulster Teams: Up to 4 Men and 4 Women

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

Selection Timeline

All athletes must fill in an Expression of Interest form.

The date of the meeting will be the week beginning 11th November.

Selection Panel

Selections will be made by the Athletics Northern Ireland & Ulster Athletics 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 Ulster Athletics Council (voting)
  4. A representative of the Athletics NI Cross Country & 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 Bobby Rea International race, to be held at Billy Neill Center of Excellence on 9th November 2019, 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 2019 cross country season.

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.