England Vets Selection Policy for Interland 2016

Classes M/W40–M/W65 will be selected considering the results of these events:

Scottish 2015 Day 4, Wednesday 5th August, Darnaway

Scottish 2015 Day 6, Friday 7th August, Glen Affric

Northern Champs, Hawkswick Clowder, Sunday 20th September, AIRE

November Classic, Burley West, Sunday 1st November, SO

Bradgate Park, Saturday 21st November, LEI (changed from 22nd November)

Performances for England at VHI 2015 on 3rd/4th October will be taken into account, whether good or bad.

Those wishing to be considered should compete in at least two of these events. At first we will be considering only those who have good results in at least two of the selection events. In certain classes, if there are not enough such competitors, we reserve the right to then select orienteers who have had good results over a longer period, and particularly in JK2015 and BOC2015.

Orienteers who change age-class in 2016 may be chosen for their new age-class if the selectors are aware of the change, and if their results in their 2015 age-class are strong enough, unless they have informed the selectors that they only wish to be considered for their 2015 ageclass.

On occasions a competitor may be recovering from injury or illness, and know beforehand that he/she will not have a good result in a selection race. In such circumstance, the competitor should let a selector know in advance, and then his/her result in that race will not be considered.

In general a ‘retired’ or ‘disqualified’ will be taken to be the equivalent of a very poor run: those wishing to be selected should take every precaution to avoid mispunching in a selection race.

In the selection races, competitors are requested to run the course recommended for their age-class. Vets who elect to run a longer course may, at the selectors’ discretion, have their results considered on a mins/k basis.

England Vets Selectors: Jackie Hallett (BOK), Tim Tett (SYO), Andy Hemsted (HOC, Chair).