NI & Ulster Team Long List for 2022 UK Inter Counties Cross Country Championships

2022 UK Inter Counties Cross Country Championships, supported by British Athletics, will be held in the Grounds of Prestwold Hall, Loughborough on Saturday 12th March 2022. An NI & Ulster senior team plus U20 and U17 individuals will be travelling to this event.

Age Group requirements for the event are as follows:

  • Men and Women under 17 years as at Midnight 31st August/1st September 2021
  • Men and Women under 20 years as at Midnight 31st December 2022
  • Senior Men and Women over 20 years as at Midnight 31st December 2022

A long list has been selected of no more than 15 in the senior category. The final selections will take place on the 28th February after the NI & Ulster Senior XC Championships held in Gransha, Derry on the 26th February. Only athletes from the long list will be eligible for final selection.

In the U17 and U20 categories athletes may be selected if they have expressed a desire to take part in this event (i.e. are placed well in the British Cross Challenge event) and are capable of a top 5 finish.

Age group athletes please note that this event is the same day as the Irish Schools XC Championships so there will not be a full team selected.

NI & Ulster Teams: Up to 7 Men and 7 Women (Senior);

The aim of the selection for this competition is to provide a development opportunity for athletes on the Athletics NI Athlete Development Pathway at a level where they will be competitive. Although Athletics NI & Ulster may send as many as seven per event, athletes will only be selected if they have shown the potential to compete for top placings in the individual or team event. Athletics NI reserve the right to send incomplete teams to this competition.

Selection Panel

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

  1. The Cross Country and Road Running Chairman (Voting)
  2. A representative of Ulster Athletics Council (voting)
  3. Three additional 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 they 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


Selections for the final team will be made after the Northern Ireland & Ulster Senior Championships, 2022 so performances from this race and the 2022 Home Countries International Championships as well as current form will be taken into consideration.

U17 and U20

Performances for the final team will be taken from the Ulster Schools Cross Country Championships and results from 2022 Celtic International XC will also 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.