English Schools Fell Running Championships 2017 – Selection Policy

English Schools Fell Running Championships
24 September 2017
FRA / Manx Fell Runners
Selection Policy – published September 2016

Manx Fell Runners continues to provide young fell runners with experience on a national stage by assisting athletes to attend the English Schools Fell Running Championships. It is the intention of the club to send up to 12 athletes in 2017.

There is no single trial race. Instead, performances in the following events, from 1 September 2016 will be used to guide selection:

English Schools Fell Running Championships – 25 September 2016
Junior Hill Race – Bradda (Year 6 only) – 8 October 2016
Winter Hill League (Years 7-13) – October to December 2016
New Years Day Fell Race (Years 8-13) – 1 January 2017
Carraghan Fell Race (Years 8-13) – 17 May 2017
Snaefell (Years 8-13) – 28 July 2017
FRA / BOFRA UK Fell Races – March to July 2017

All athletes who wish to be considered for selection and are not available to run in any of the above events must ensure that they inform Manx Fell Runners of their situation by 30 June 2017.


  1. To be considered for selection, athletes must satisfy the following;
    a. athletes will be eligible for selection if they are entering school years 7-13 on 1 September 2017

Selection Process

  1. The team will be selected in one selection meeting in July 2017 and successful athletes will be contacted by email.
  2. Any athletes completing three or more FRA Junior Championship Races or BOFRA Junior Series Races will be automatically selected.
  3. The selectors will endeavor to enter athletes in four of the eight race categories to ensure eligibility for the overall School trophy.
  4. Athletes may be selected for their perceived potential and selection will not necessarily be based on an athlete’s current performances.
  5. The number of athletes selected will be dependent on accommodation availability and financial budgetary constraint.
  6. Athletes will be expected to contribute towards the cost of the trip although this cost is likely to be heavily subsidised.
  7. Team vests will be provided for use on the day only.
  8. The decision of the selectors is final.