FRA Relays – Selection

UKA 2013 Fell Relay Championships –

Selection Criteria

In recent months the harriers have been fortunate enough to have acquired some talented

fell specialists who will swell our already talented pool all of whom are capable of making the squad

for this years relay championships.

The challenge is to deliver a team GOLD which will only be achieved if we can exploit this talent but

relies on us all starting the race healthy and hungry to perform well for your team.

The race really is OPEN to everyone ! Our selection criteria is straightforward.

1. make your self known to the section committee

2. show good, consistent race form throughout August, September

Pending – but expected to go ahead to help further with selection are

3. attendance at 1-2 club training sessions (Thursday / weekends) where we can assess you in

a training environment against your peers.

4. attend a club fell time trial / race – along the same lines of the Witten park fell relay but

within our Rivington Pike / Belmont training areas.

We hope and encourage that as many of you will get involved with the Thursday / Weekend club

sessions and where possible have the opportunity to train in the Llanberis race area on the 7/8th

September. I understand other dates are being proposed to visit the area which is fine

Please take the opportunity to recce these legs so you understand the demands of each leg and which

leg may be more appropriate to you.

Whilst our starting point for the teams will be the individuals that competed in last years event it

must be stressed that the team may / will look very different once we considered all the information

about you.


In an ideal world we hope to have 18 runners (3 teams of 6) but certainly require reserves to cover 1

x vets team and an A and B team.

We are proposing a selection race which would be two weeks prior to the October 20th – This is still

up for debate but has proved to be a successful method of selecting a team as we are comparing

“apples” with “apples”

We will also organise a club race / training session which will be held most likely on a Thursday

and or weekend where we can measure you against other contenders on a specific type of course or


Further details on this will follow in the next week so you have advanced warning.

Yours in sport

Selection Committee