International U18 Cup
Saturday 16 June, 2018
3 (1,1,1) - Easy Terrain, <200M ascent, <6Km
- Route fully marked
On Saturday 16th June, the WMRA International U18 Cup(Formerly Known as Youth Cup) takes place in Lanzada, Italy. This race will be open to those runners born in 2001 and 2002.
Criteria of Selection: Selection will be carried out on the following basis.
- Performance in any trial race held by the association. Target times will be set for trial races, those runners completing the race quicker than this time will be considered for selection according to the order they finish. Runners will be considered for selection in order of their finishing position on the day, with those finishing 1st being considered 1st for selection. Achieving the target time is not a guarantee of selection. Where no runners complete the race within the target time the selection committee may, at their discretion, select athletes who ran the trial in order to complete a team, develop promising newcomers to hill running or account for particularly tough weather or course conditions on the day of the trial.
- Performance in alternative races to the trial race will be considered only where the athlete has contacted the selectors in advance, via email to firstname.lastname@example.org, to inform them of their inability to attend the trial race and agreed with the selection committee an alternative race to be used to judge form at the time of the trial race.
- In all circumstances the selection committee will have the option to select full teams, individual athletes or no athletes for a championship. When making final selections the selection committee will consider the panel of runners available, the financial backing available to support any athletes that may qualify for selection and the potential for success of a team made up from the available runners. Only when the funding is available and athletes of sufficient standard are available will individuals or teams be selected.
The championship course will be approximately 4.5km long for boys and girls. These course details will be confirmed when the full details are provided by the event organisers.
A trial race will be held on Saturday 24th March in Glendalough over a course on Camaderry of similar distance and elevation gain to that expected at the championship race.
Target times for the course will be 24 mins for boys and 26 mins for girls