Date: 14th August 2022
Venue: Alexandra Headlands Surf Club, Sunshine Coast, Queensland
Host Event: Sunshine Coast Marathon
Event Website: https://www.sunshinecoastmarathon.com.au
Individual Championship: Yes
Teams Championship: Yes
Start time: 5.55 am
Interested athletes are to email Tom Gamble (here) by 5 pm Monday, July 4, detailing relevant performances since 1st January 2021.
The 2022 Australian Half Marathon Championship will be conducted on Sunday 14th August 2022 at Alexandra Headlands Surf Club, Sunshine Coast, Queensland. Which forms part of the Sunshine Coast Marathon.
Athletics Victoria can select up to six male and six female representatives with the top three finishers in each team scoring points towards their state team result. The first three eligible men and women to finish the Half Marathon will be presented with Australian Championship medals. Gold, Silver, and Bronze medals will also be presented in the men’s and women’s teams’ competitions.
NB: All athletes must meet the necessary qualification standard to be selected for this Championship.
1. SELECTION CRITERIA
1.1 Registration Status
Athletes must be registered as a competing member with an affiliated Athletics Victoria club
To be eligible for an Australian Championship, athletes without permanent Australian residency must have been registered as a competing member with an Athletics Victoria club for a minimum of two years.
1.2 Half Marathon Qualification Standard
Understanding athletes may not have had many opportunities to run a half marathon time in the past 18 months, States may exercise discretion over team selection, however, athletes must have demonstrated proven ability to complete the marathon within the entry standard times below:
1.3 Selectors Discretion
The Selectors will have the final say on the composition of the team and will take into consideration aspects such as head to head performances, consistency of performance, injury status and support for the XCR’16 series.
In deciding the remaining members of the team, the selectors will take into account performances by athletes in XCR’22 rounds already completed, including relays.
2. SELECTION PROCESS
2.1 Nomination for Selection
Athletes interested in nominating must email Tom Gamble firstname.lastname@example.org the following information:
- Club Name
- AV Bib Number
- Relevant performances since 1st January 2021
2.2 Entries Close
All nominations must be received by 5pm on Monday 4th July 2022
For the 2022 Championships, all athletes must enter themselves with the discount code by 12 noon on Wednesday 6th July.
2.3 Announcement of the team
The representative team, plus reserves, will be announced by Wednesday 6th July 2022. All applicants will be advised of team selection by email.
3. ASSISTANCE PACKAGES
The following assistance packages will be available for a maximum of three (3) male and three (3) female athletes from each State of Territory:
- Free race entry to all nominated Member Association selected team members (all 6 athletes)
- Use of the Elite Athlete facilities on race day
- An elite start at the front of the field
- One night’s twin share accommodation
- Ground transport to the start line (if applicable)
- Facility access into/out of the Event venue for the athlete briefing
4. UNIFORM REQUIREMENTS
Team members will be required to wear the current Victorian competition uniform.
For those who already have the competition uniform, we ask that you wear it both while competing and for presentations.
Additional uniform items may be purchased through Athletics Victoria’s uniform supplier, Project Clothing.
5. FURTHER ENQUIRIES
Enquiries regarding the Selection Criteria should be directed to Tom Gamble – email@example.com.