Reproduced below is a letter from Harry Matthews the EAMA Cross Country Secretary
Dear Masters Athlete,
Thank you for showing an interest in wishing to be considered for selection for the England Cross Country team to compete in the British and Irish Masters Cross Country International to be held at Bute Park, Cardiff on Saturday 16th November 2013.
Teams will be selected by a committee of selectors representing the various regions of England. Selectors will take into consideration performances from the events listed below.
* BMAF Cross Country Championships
* BMAF 5k and 10k Road Championships
* BMAF Track 5,000m and 10,000m Championships
* Relevant European and World Masters Championship events
* Relevant local/regional events (e.g. Cross Country/5k and 10k Road)
When completing the form please include all the relevant races for this year (including local/regional events), and in particular, include your most recent ones and those with your best current times for this year. This will help the selection committee to assess your current form. What you did in the previous years may not be relevant. If selected, you must be prepared to pay your own travel and accommodation expenses, as there is no financial assistance available from EAMA. Your England running vest and shorts may be supplied, but you will need all your other running kit unless otherwise informed. You will be notified about the outcome of your application within a few days of the selection meeting which will be held on 5th October.
It is important that all athletes wishing to be considered for selection are paid up members of their respective Area Masters/Veterans Club or Association. Please ensure you fully complete the official form attached, http://tinyurl.com/qjgbso4 and return it to your Masters/Veterans Club/Association representative, named below, by the closing date (28/9/13). Late arrivals will not be considered. Please ensure you enclose a reply paid envelope (9 x 6.25 inches) and the CORRECT POSTAGE.
In the meantime, best of luck with your training and racing.
Harry Matthews – EAMA XC Secretary.
|Club/Association||Reps Name||Reps Address|
|EVAC||John Herbert||25 Barbers Hill, Werrington, Peterborough PE4 5ED|
|MMAC||Mick Smedley||12A Bagshaw Street, Crewton, Derby DE24 8TX|
|VAC||Charlie Dickinson||20 Broadhinton Road, Clapham London SW4 0LU|
|NVAC||Alex Rowe||1 Buckingham Road, Lytham St. Annes, Lancashire FY8 4EU|
|VAA-NEE||Harry Matthews||91 Orchard Grove, Shield Row, Stanley, Co. Durham DH9 8NL|
|SWVAC||Zina Marchant||54 Parkfields, Chippenham, Wiltshire, SN15 1NX|
|ISLE OF MAN||Lesley Christian||1 Chester Mews, The Paddocks, Ballasalla, Isle of Man IM9 2DH|
|SCVAC||Ann Bath||61 St Mary’s Road, Long Ditton, Surbiton, Surrey KT6 5HB|
|TEAM MANAGERS||Harry & Kim Matthews||91 Orchard Grove, Shield Row, Stanley, Co. Durham DH9 8NL|