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Antrim Coast Half Marathon 2021 Selection Policy Available

Age Group: Senior

Northern Ireland team: Up to four (4) Men and four (4) Women (13.1 miles/21km)

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

Selection Timeline

The selection window to achieve the standard opens on 1st April 2021 and closes on 8th August 2021.

The date of the selection meeting will be the week beginning 9th August.

Selection Panel

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

  1. The Director of Coaching and Athlete Development or other staff member if unavailable (voting)

  2. A representative of the cross country and road running committee (voting)

  3. A representative of the Ulster Athletics Council

The selection panel may also (at their discretion) seek assistance (in a non-voting capacity) from anyone else that 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 consideration standards will be taken into account when athletes are considered for selection:

Men – Half Marathon

Half Marathon – 68:30 minutes; 10 miles – 52:00 mins

Women – Half Marathon

Half Marathon – 76 minutes; 10 miles – 57:30 minutes

Where there are fewer athletes with the consideration standard than the team size, numbers will not be back filled. Qualification performances must be achieved between 1 April 2021 and 8th August 2021.

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.

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