GB Team Assessment Race #1, 22nd April

Entry deadline 17th April! No pre-entry, no race.

The MRC is holding the first GB Team assessment race on Easter Monday, 22nd April at Reading CC. In line with the 2019 Selection Policy, this is a multi-event assessment day comprising a short race, long race and time trial (for seniors only on this occasion).

This event is the sole assessment event for the World Cup, and German Nationals teams.

Race details here or below

RACE ENTRY and AVAILABILITY FORM for these internationals are both via the same online form here.

Assessment 1 Reading 2019

Selection policy for 2019: guidance for athletes, coaches and parents

The MRC has conducted a review of its international strategy and selection policy, and made some changes with the aims of:-

  • making the selection processes and athlete “pathways” clearer; and
  • increasing the opportunities for top senior athletes to progress by competing abroad.

This document summarises the policy and changes for 2019. It is not the Selection Policy, and must be considered as GUIDANCE ONLY. The full policy is published on the MRC website here:  MRC Selection Policy 2019 final, and details the full process, team composition, selection criteria, eligibility and appeals process.

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Interested in being an International Technical Official for Marathon?

The ICF marathon committee trains technical officials (ITOs) for international marathon events. If you are interested in volunteering and getting trained as an ITO, please email James Smythe to discuss. The deadline for applying for 2019 events is 1st December 2018.

ITO duties can involve anything to do with the implementation of rules at World and European Championships and World Cups. This may be helping with marshalling, portages or judging. Accommodation expenses are paid by the ICF, and a contribution to costs paid by the MRC.

World Marathon Championships – the senior races (long read)

The new timetable for the Marathon Worlds grouped all the senior races together on the weekend, after the completion of junior and U23 races. In Portugal, this created more of an opportunity to showcase the big K1 titles, especially local hero Jose Ramalho’s attempt to finally win a world title after years of dominating at European but not World level.

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