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Home Countries Youth International

Home Countries Youth International Invitation

Teams are invited from England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and Ireland to compete in a one-off Home Countries Youth International event to replace the cancelled International U18 Cup.

The invitation extends to any Country who would like to send an International team; however, it is the responsibility of that country to abide by the Covid travel regulations in place at the time and to organise and pay for their own travel and accommodation. Advice is available to help find accommodation if required. Please contact Duncan Richards

For Home Countries, single room, self-catering student accommodation is available at the University of Cumbria campus in Ambleside.

Rules and requirements in terms of age groups are as the International U18 Cup.

Home Countries Youth International

England Selection Trial Race

Rothay Park, Ambleside, Saturday 19th June 2021
This is the trial race for the U18 England Teams for the Home Countries Youth International in Ambleside, on July 24th 2021.
It is for runners U18 on 31st December 2021 (born 2004/2005)

Due to Covid regulations this race will be pre-entry only.


  • You have a fever of 38c+ on the day of the event
  • You have had any Covid 19 signs in the past 14 days, such as a new continuous cough, fever, change/loss of taste/smell.
  • You have been in contact with anyone who is sick (symptomatic) in the past 14 days.

Runners should ensure that any others that they bring to the event are also subject to these criteria.

Race Organiser

Niki Rylance


Rothay Park, Vicarage Rd, Ambleside LA22 9DH


ALL runners must complete an FRA entry form as their Intention to race.

ABSOLUTELY NO entries on the day will be accepted.

Complete the entry form, or parental consent form and email to before midnight Wednesday 16th June.

These can be downloaded:

Entry cost

£3 to be paid on the day, exact money please


9.30am – 11.15am in the Brathay Room of the Parish Centre.

This room is downstairs in the centre and is accessed from Vicarage Rd opposite Ambleside School. It will be clearly signposted. Please wear a mask when inside the building and sanitise your hands on entering. You will have been emailed your number before the day and able to collect them here. Please only collect your own number and bring your own pins.

Those supporters not involved with registration should stay away from this area.

Exact details will be emailed out after the closing date when Covid guidelines are known.


9.30am – Registration opens
11.15am – Registration closes
11.30am – Junior Women race starts
11.45am – Junior Men race start

No race will start before the above times


Unfortunately, there is no parking at the Parish Centre due to church services, but there are plenty of car parks in Ambleside and a short walk from the park (LA22 9DH)


Toilets are available at registration and at the entrance to Rothay Park.


The route covers open fell and exposed terrain and all runners must come prepared to carry waterproof jacket and trousers, hat, and gloves. The Race Organiser will decide as to exactly what kit should be carried on the day – this information will be available at registration.


There will be no refreshments, please take all your own rubbish home


5K with 240m climb over Todd Crag and the lower slopes of Loughrigg Fell. The route will be fully flagged and marshalled.

International Team Manual

Rothay Park Map (coming soon)