Posted: 23/06/2016 at 13:08
TmR - looks like an attempt to follow the triathlon model of age group racing, except that triathlon have a bona fide age group world championships to qualify for. In this case they don't really have a proper end event to aim for.
As for qualifying, in 2015 I ranked 16th on Po10 for marathon, but only one of those listed above me had run in any of the 5 races EA list (well, maybe a few more did, but not their best time for the year). So CW would get in no problem, but as PP says, who would he be racing against?