Author: Maurice Doogan
Please be aware, or be reminded about the process for Selection for the 4 x 100m and 4x 400m Relays
If you are not entered for the 100m or 400m in Jesolo then, if you wish to be considered for either relay then you must have registered a time for the appropriate distance in Britain in the weeks before the Championships in Jesolo, and that time has to be able to be verified by a posting on Power of 10.
During the first week in Jesolo, Relay Submission Sheets will be posted on the Great Britain Notice Board, where those wishing to be considered, have to enter their time in Jesolo or their time, venue and date of a performance in Britain, that can be verified by a posting on Power of 10. Each athlete must enter these details themselves, no one is allowed to enter any other athlete’s details. If you have a problem doing that, then you need to speak to Maurice Doogan.
The Selection meeting will be held on Thursday [12th September] when we will be over during the events, possibly at the Main Stadium in Lido di Jesolo, rather than the PalaInvent, as that could be another bus ride. I know there are 200m Semi’s and Finals and Short Hurdles Finals at both Jesolo and Caorle stadiums, but we will deal with that when we know exactly which age groups are involved at the time of the meeting, which will be held at a time that is convenient for the most athletes.
All athletes wishing to be considered should be at that meeting, to argue their cause with members of team Management present to guide you through discussions, as each age group selects the team, but on the basis of the following:
The fastest four athletes with verifiable times has to be selected, where times in Jesolo takes precedence, with the next fastest 2/3 being selected as reserves. No one has a divine right to be in a Team, they are Team medals not individual medals, so they have to justify it by a current time for the specific flat distance, nothing else. So be warned. Team Management then verify the times and selection and then submit the teams by possibly 13.00 on Friday [13th]. Any issues found we will attempt to discuss this with the Team concerned