Selection Policy for the World Cross
26 January 2005
The Irish team for the World Cross
Country Championships in St Etienne, France on March 19/20 will be
selected immediately after the National Inter Club Championship in
Santry on Saturday 19th February.
A senior men's and senior women's team
of 6 athletes will be selected. There will be individual
representation in the junior men's and women's events.
A decision as to which event (short or long course) for the senior
men and women will be decided in Santry by the selectors following
consultation with the World Cross Country team management.
The first 3 in the senior men's and
women's events in Santry will gain automatic selection. The winner
of the junior men's and women's events will gain automatic
selection. Participation in the inter club cross country in Santry
is critical for selection. Only in exceptional circumstances will
athletes who do not participate be considered for selection.