Senior IAAF Northern Ireland International Cross Country Selection 2019

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

Expression of Interest

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.

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

Performance and performance data from:

  • UKA Cross Challenge Events (Cardiff, 13th October); Autumn Open International Cross Country Festival (Sport Ireland, National Sports Campus, 21st October); Bobby Rea Memorial (); Irish Senior Cross Country Championships ( 25th November); NCAA Conference, Regional and National championships (various dates and venues); European Cross Country Championships (Netherlands, 9th December)

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. 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.