Selection Criteria

Team Selection for World & European Championships

Teams and Individuals to 24-hr and 100K World & European Championships based on criteria listed below. 
To be considered for selection for European & World Championship at 100K & 24-hrs, athletes must be a registered member of an AAI affiliated club and meet the following criteria.


  • Men: 7:30hrs
  • Women: 9:00hrs


  • Men: 220K
  • Women: 200K

These times / distances are in line with IAAF & IAU international grade B standards.  Athletes who achieve an international grade B standard at 100K will be considered for 24-hr races if Team places are available.

Ultra Trail

To qualify for a position on the Trail Team the candidate must have suitable Trail / Mountain running experience and have ran a 50K in 3:15hrs or faster for Men and 50K in 3:30hrs or faster for Women.  Notable achievements in non standard distances against high calibre opposition will also be considered if Team places are available.

Non standard distance races include:

  • Wicklow Way Ultra.
  •  Connemara Ultra.

Time Period

  • The standards should have been reached in race year or the preceding two years.
  • Note: All ultra distances should be achieved in IAU labelled and /or AAI permitted races.  Meeting the qualifying standard does not guarantee selection and applicants must be in good health / injury free and showing good current form.
  • The qualifying criteria for Home Nations Competition such as the Anglo Celtic Plate 100Km will be lower and Men with a sub 2:40 Marathon time and Women with a sub 3hr Marathon time will also be considered for these Teams if places are available.  Home Nations Competitions will also be used for developmental purposes.

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