2015 Australian Mountain Running Team Application

2015 Australian Mountain Running Team Application
Note: It is a requirement of the World Mountain Running Association and the IAAF that every Australian team
members must be a currently registered member of an Athletics Australia athletics club and agrees in writing
to abide by the Athletics Australia Anti-Doping Policy which has been endorsed by the Australian Sports AntiDoping Authority (ASADA). This may be downloaded from
http://www.athletics.com.au/inside/428/anti_doping_policy
See also
ASADA- Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority
WADA- World Anti-doping Agency
In accordance with this policy, ASADA requires that the names and contact details of all Australian team
members are supplied by the Australian Mountain Running Association (AMRA) to ASADA to allow for
possible random drug testing. Any team member whose address and contact details change during the year
must advise AMRA; AMRA will advise ASADA of such changes.
Name
Gender
Date of birth
Australian citizen (yes or no)
Australian resident (yes or no)
Name of State Athletics Association
athletics club and current
registration number
Email address
Home, work and mobile phone
numbers
Current residential address in
Australia
Residential address overseas (for
those residing in other countries)
Which championships are you
applying for selection in?
(Please inset a X)
What are your uniform sizes
(both in cms and as S, M etc)
[ ] 4 July - World Long Distance Championship, Zermatt
Marathon, Switzerland (http://www.zermattmarathon.ch/)
[ ] 19 Sept - World Mountain Running Championships
(up/down courses), Wales (http://wmrcwales.org/).
Vest size: XS/S/M/L/XL
…………..cms
T shirt size: XS/S/M/L/XL
…………..cms
Track suit top size: XS/S/M/L/XL
…………..cms
Track suit bottom size: XS/S/M/L/XL
Waist…………..cms
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DRUG TESTING:
I acknowledge and agree that:
(a) I am subject to the doping provisions of the Athletics Australia Anti-Doping Policy (the “Doping
Provisions”);
(b) I will make every effort to become aware of and understand my obligations under the Doping
Provisions and the consequences of any breach of the Doping Provisions;
(c) If requested by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA), its agents, or any approved
drug testing authority under the Doping Provisions, I shall provide a sample of your own body fluid
for analysis by an IOC accredited laboratory to determine whether or not I have taken or used
performance enhancing substances banned under the Doping Provisions. My signature on this form
is an agreement by me to provide a sample for analysis if requested by a drug testing authority.
HEALTH AND TRAVEL INSURANCE:
I acknowledge that I am responsible for taking out adequate private hospital and ancillary health cover and
travel insurance for myself. The Australian Mountain Running Association is under no obligation to meet the
cost of any medical, hospital, or travel expenses I incur.
FINANCIAL AND OTHER ASSISTANCE:
1. AMRA may provide team members with a travel subsidy raised from conducting the annual Bush
Capital Bush Marathon Festival.
2. AMRA will provide team members with a team uniform but team members may have to contribute in
full or in part at AMRA’s discretion to the cost of AMRA providing the uniform. In general AMRA will
not issue a new uniform to the previous year’s team members unless there are problems with size or
fit.
TEAM UNIFORM:
WMRA requires that all team members have the same vests, the same coloured shorts and the same track
suits. Shorts worn will be black and team members are expected to purchase their own black shorts, bike
pants or scungies to suit their personal preferences.
AMRA will ensure that all team members have the same vest and track suit.
WORLD MOUNTAIN RUNNING CHAMPIONSHIPS: AUSTRALIAN JUNIOR TEAM MEMBERS
AMRA has a special duty of care to junior team members under the age of 18 years, and a duty of care to all
junior team members. AMRA appoints a Team Manager whose main responsibility is to meet this duty of
care, but to undertake other duties to assist the team.
All junior team members under the age of 18 years must travel to and from the World Championships with
either the Team Manager or a parent or guardian. It is recommended that junior team members aged 18 and
over also travel to and from the World Championships with either the Team Manager or a parent or guardian
or parent-approved coach.
TEAM CAPTAINS:
To also assist team members with information and advice at the Championships, AMRA will appoint team
captains.
EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY:
I agree that AMRA (and its agents and contractors) will not be liable for any injury or illness which I might
suffer (including death) or for any loss of or damage to my property.
ADDITIONAL ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:
1. I acknowledge and agree that any information which may be held by AMRA regarding my selection may
be disclosed to ASADA.
2. I acknowledge and agree that information of a biographical nature, including my name, date of birth,
home state or territory, performance results and career highlights, may be released to the public and the
media.
Signed ………………………………………………………………………………..Date …………………….
Signed by parent/guardian if under 18 years of age …………………………………………….
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Background information for the selection panel & the media
Name
Best mountain running
performances
(where when and time)
Attach list if needed
Best Aust Cross Country
Championship/international cross
country running performances
Best time in a marathon
(where, when and time)
Best national/international
performances in triathlon, duathlon
or orienteering
(where when and time
Other relevant experience and
performances: see the team
selection guide lines attached
Where to submit applications
Please sign this completed form and either mail it to the address below, or else scan the signed form as a
PDF document and email it to the email address. Ensure that all details, including uniform size as both cms
and S/M/L etc are completed accurately.
Post to: John Harding, 42 Stanley St, Hackett ACT 2602
Email to [email protected]
For any queries ring (02) 6248 6905 or 0427 107 033
Deadlines for applications:

15 May for team for World Long Distance Championship on 4 July

22 May for team for World Mountain Running Championships in Wales on 19
September
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Attachment: Australian mountain running team
selection guidelines & team funding
A. 2015 World Mountain Running Championships, 19 September, Wales
Website: http://wmrcwales.org/.
The primary selection race for the World Mountain Running Championships is the Australian
Championships on 31 May 2015 at Camp Mountain in Brisbane.
Performances in previous World Mountain Running Championships, the New Zealand Mountain
Running Championships, in World Mountain Running Association Grand Prix races, in state
mountain running championships and in national and international cross country and marathon
running will be considered. There is a high correlation between elite performance at the
international level in cross country, marathon running and orienteering and elite performance
in the World Mountain Running Championships.
The maximum numbers that can represent a country at the World Mountain Running
Championships are 6 men, 4 women, 4 junior men and 3 junior women.
Australia seldom has a full team as runners will only be selected for the Australian team if in
the view of the selectors their performances demonstrate that they will be competitive at the
World Championships. In the World Junior Mountain Running Championships, 16 and 17 year
olds are, in general, unlikely to be competitive against 18 and 19 year olds at the
Championships because of the very high standard internationally now at these Championships.
B. 2015 World Long Distance Mountain Running Championship, 4 July, Zermatt
Marathon, Switzerland
Website http://www.zermattmarathon.ch/
The primary selection races for the 2015 World Long Distance Mountain Running
Championships are:
2014 Kepler Challenge, New Zealand
2014 Deep Space Mountain Marathon, ACT
2015 Six Foot Track 45km marathon
2015 Mt Buller Skyruns
2015 Mt Buffalo Marathon and Ultramarathon
2015 The North Face 100km and 50 km
Performances in previous World Long Distance Mountain Running Championships and similar
long distance mountain running events in Australia will also be considered.
The maximum numbers that can represent a country at the World Long Distance Mountain
Running Championships are 5 men and 5 women.
Australia has never had a full team as runners will only be selected for the Australian team if in
the view of the selectors their performances demonstrate that they will be competitive, and
team members must largely self-fund their trip. As a guide, experience in recent World Long
Distance Mountain Running Championships has been that, to be competitive, male team
members must be of a standard where they have completed Six Foot Track in under 3hrs 20
mins and female members under 4hrs.
C. Australian mountain running team funding
Persons selected for the Australian mountain running teams to the World Championships and
World Long Distance Mountain Running Championship must largely self-fund their travel
expenses.
The Australian Mountain Running Association organises the Bush Capital Bush Marathon
Festival each year at the end of July to raise money for the Australian mountain running team
and this largely covers the cost of team uniforms and a subsidy for a team manager to the
World Mountain Running Championship. IIn addition the World Mountain Running Association
provides a subsidy to the Australian team for the World Championships (usually around
$US2000) and the costs of accommodation and meals are covered from the Thursday to
Monday morning of the Championships. Both the World Championships and World Long
Distance Mountain Running Championships have prize-money available for the leading
finishers.
Team members usually receive a subsidy from their athletics clubs and can conduct other fund
raising themselves.
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