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England Masters selection opportunities 10km, HM & Marathon 2019/2020

Opportunities to qualify for England selection are as follows:

10km - representative race will be in May 2020 but not yet decided.
Qualifying races:
8 September – UK Fast City of Salford 10k
8 December – Telford 10k
2 February 2020 – Chichester 10k
The top three male and top three female eligible runners in each five-year age band at each of the qualifying races will be selected to represent England in Spring of 2020.

Age Group Masters 10k – minimum standards

Age GroupMale Female
V35 33:45 40:30
V40 34:45 41:15
V45 35:45 44:30
V50 37:30 45:30
V55 39:00 48:15
V60 41:30 51:45
V65 45:30 57:30
V70 51:00 65:00
V75 57:00 75:00
V80 65:00 85:00
V85+ 85:00 90:00


Half Marathon
The Asics Fleet Half-Marathon will be host to the England v Celtic Match on 15 March, 2020.

Qualifying races:
6 October 2019 – Bournemouth Half-Marathon
19 January 2020 – 37th Essar Four Villages Half-Marathon
A third qualifying opportunity will be announced soon.

The top four male and top four female eligible runners in each five-year age band at each of the qualifying races will be selected to represent England in Spring of 2020.

Age Group Masters Half-Marathon – minimum standards

Age GroupMale Female
V35 77m30s 89m00s
V40 79m00s 90m30s
V45 82m30s 94m30s
V50 85m30s 1hr40
V55 90m00s 1hr45
V60 95m00s 1hr54
V65 1hr43 2hr10
V70 2hr00 2hr30
V75+ 2hr30 2hr45

Marathon
Successful qualifiers will be invited to represent an England Masters team at the Asda Foundation Yorkshire Marathon in 2020 (date to be announced).

Where can I qualify?
6 October 2019 – MBNA Chester Marathon
20 October 2019 – Asda Foundation Yorkshire Marathon
*Please note that general entries for this event have now closed. However, if you have already entered you can still register your interest in the qualifiers and for those who have not entered, charity entries are still available.
3 May 2020 – Rightmove MK Marathon
We will be announcing a 4th qualifying opportunity for Spring 2020 at a later date.

The top five male and top five female eligible runners in each of the five-year age bands at each of the qualifying races will be selected to represent England in October 2020.

Age Group Masters Marathon – minimum standards

Age GroupMale Female
V35 2hr50 3hr20
V40 3hr00 3hr30
V45 3hr10 3hr40
V50 3hr20 3hr50
V55 3hr30 4hr00
V60 3hr40 4hr15
V65 3hr50 4hr30
V70 4hr30 5hr15
V75+ 5hr15 5hr30

Hope some of you will give this a go, we have 6 athletes selected to represent England in 2018/9:)