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

Sun 29th July Lakes 5, Silver Howe (NWOA)
Fri 3rd Aug Lakes 5, Graythwaite West (NWOA)
Sun 2nd Sept British Middle Champs, Stock Hill (SWOA)
Sat 6th Oct Formby Level B (DEE)
Sun 4th Nov November Classic, Hampton Ridge (SOC)
Sun 25th Nov Southern Champs, Hindhead (SN)

Those wishing to be considered should compete in at least two of the above six selection 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 JK2018 and BOC2018.

Performances for England at VHI 2018 on 29th/30th September will also be taken into account, whether good or bad. Orienteers who change age-class in 2019 may be chosen for their new age-class if the selectors are aware of the change, and if their results in their 2018 age-class are strong enough, unless they have informed the selectors that they only wish to be considered for their 2018 age-class.

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 event that a race, or races, are cancelled, or a course being voided, the selectors will still consider competitors without the requisite number of results provided that they had entered the cancelled race(s) and that the total of achieved results plus entries for cancelled races meets or exceeds the required number of races.

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).