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Selection policy and standards for race walking 2007

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UK Athletics has announced the selection policy for the Norwich Union Great Britain and Northern Team at the European AA Race Walking Cup 2007 to be staged on May 20 2007 at Royal Leamington Spa.


The team will be selected on two dates:

  • Saturday March 24 2007, 50km Men's team or individuals.
  • Saturday April 22 2007, Men's and Women's 20km and Junior Men's and Women's 10km teams, or individuals.


There will be no formal trials for Senior Men's and Women's events. Performances achieved in national qualifying, IAAF or EAA sanctioned events between the dates of January 1 2006 and the respective selection dates will be considered. All performances must be completed in events with the appropriate level of judging and officiating. Athletes seeking qualification outside the UK should discuss the suitability of the competition with the UK Event Coach and/or Senior Coordinator for Endurance.


A Junior (Under 20) trial meet will be held on April 22 2007.

In all cases current form will be taken into account. Gaining a qualification time does not automatically guarantee selection. Athletes setting qualifying performances in 2006 will be expected to show form over appropriate distances near to the European Cup competition.


As the UK is hosting the event, selection standards for the 2007 European Race Walking Cup have been adjusted to encourage as many athletes as possible to seek team selection. For 2007 only, selection standards will not be split into elite and development standards for senior events (i.e. 20km men, 20km women and 50 km). Instead one selection standard will be used.  


Selection standards

  • Men's 50km: 4 hours 20 minutes
  • Men's 20km: 1:30
  • Women's 20km: 1:45
  • Junior Men's 10km: 47min
  • Junior Women's 10km: 53min


World Youth, European Junior and European Under 23 Championships race walk selection criteria will be incorporated within the general selection policy for these events, which will be released by UK Athletics presently.