North District Track& Field Championships

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ATHLETE INFORMATION

North District Track& Field Championships

Friday 13th and Saturday 14th May 2016

Inverness Leisure Centre, Queens Park Stadium, Inverness, IV3 5SS

 

We look forward to seeing you in Inverness for the North District Track & Field Championships, we wish you an enjoyable and rewarding competition.

 

Event documents can be downloaded HERE from the scottishathletics website

Event Timetable​Online Entry Lists​Hurdle Specifications

 

Car Parking

Car Parking is available on a first come, first served basis.

Car owners are reminded to park responsibly.

 

Declarations:​​​Admin Block.

Opening Hours:​​​Friday 13th May 1600-1900hrs

​​​​Saturday 14th May 0800- 1500hrs

Event Closing Times:​​60mins prior to Event Start Time

​​​​Pole Vault 75mins prior to Event Start Time

Athletes registering after this time will not be granted permission to compete.

 

Athletes must RETAIN any numbers issued on Friday for Saturday events.

Please inform the Referee if you are not fit to continue in an event for which you have declared.

 

COMPETITION NUMBERS

Issued at declarations.

Numbers must not be folded, mutilated or concealed in any way.

NOTE: The same numbers must be used for both Friday and Saturday events.

 

Warm Up

Athletes should take care when warming up on the track and be aware of events continuing within the stadium.

 

Starting Blocks

Athletes are allowed to use their own blocks, but they must have them checked by the starter/marksman. Stadium blocks can also be used.

 

TRACK EVENTS

If Heats are not required track finals will be run at HEAT time.

Athletes will be seeded as per Seasons Best/Personal Best times as stated at time of entry.  Any changes to seed times should be reported at declarations.

FIELD EVENTS

Competitors may use their own equipment provided it is “checked in” 75 minutes prior to event time and that it is passed by the Technical Manager/Referee.  Where appropriate, competitors will be allowed three attempts with the top six athletes qualifying for a further three attempts.

No vaulting poles will be available at the stadium. Minimum starting height for Pole Vault is 1.77m and will progress 1.77-1.97-2.17-2.27 and 10cm increments thereafter.

If an athlete is in a field and track event at the same time, it is extremely important that you notify the Call Room when reporting in.

 

CALL ROOM

Call Room will not be in operation at these Championships.

Track Athletes must report to their event start area 20mins before the scheduled start time.

Field Athletes must report to their events as follows;

20 minutes for horizontal jumps and throws, 40 minutes for Pole Vault.  High Jump events will begin warm up 30 minutes before the event time or as soon as the previous event has concluded.  The timetable is very tight due to the large number of entries and all athletes must listen for announcements.

 

Personal equipment, including phones, iPod/mp3/CD players should not be brought to the event start area.

Only Sports Top drinking bottles will be allowed in the arena.

 

Vests, competitor numbers and spikes will be checked in the Call Room and leg numbers will be distributed there.  Athletes must compete in the colours of the club under which they entered or a National Vest.

 

Other Information

Event Restrictions
In accordance with UKA Rules of Competition, Rule 141 S1:

Under 13’s

• Other than when competing in a combined event U13′s may compete in a maximum of 4 events on the day of an athletics meeting, and if so doing, one of these must be a relay.
• No athlete in this age group is allowed to compete in any race at 300m & 400m, nor in more than one race between 600m and 1mile inclusive on the same day (24hr Period).
• The above ruling means that U13 athletes who compete in the 1500m races on Friday 13th May are unable to compete in 800m races on Saturday 14th May.
• 800m and 1500m races will be run as Timed Finals.  These will be seeded according to athletes declared seed times and personal bests.  Medals will be awarded to the three fastest times recorded, regardless of which Timed Final they were achieved in.

Under 15′s

• Other than when competing in a combined event U15′s may compete in a maximum of 4 events on the day of an athletics meeting, and if so doing, one of these must be a relay
• No athlete in this age group is allowed to run in more than one different event between 600m and 3000m inclusive on the same day (24hr period).
• The above ruling means that U15 athletes who compete in the 1500m races on Friday 13th May are unable to compete in 800m races on Saturday 14th May.
• Triple Jump restrictions: 9m; 7m boards will be available only.  Run Ups will be restricted to a maximum distance of 15m from the take off board.

Under 17′s

• Other than when competing in a combined event U17′s may compete in a maximum of 4 events on the day of an athletics meeting, and if so doing, one of these must be a relay
• No athlete in this age group is allowed to run in any track event in excess of 5000m

Under 20′s

• Junior’s may not compete in no more than 5 events on the same day of an athletics meeting. If Junior’s are competing in a combined event they are not allowed to compete in any other event on the same day
• Juniors may only run in track events up to and including 10000m

 

Attention is drawn to UK Athletics Rule 145S1 regarding Misconduct – Athletes should make themselves aware of the content of this Rule. UK Anti-Doping may be present at this event.

 

District to National Championships: Qualifying Conditions.

LONG JUMP

Athletes who finish in the TOP 6 of their respective District Championship Long Jump event will have their entry AUTOMATICALLY accepted into the National Championships in that Age Group.

Athletes who fail to compete in their District Championships, or finish outside the top 6 in order to gain entry to the National Championships must have achieved the following performance in the last 2 years

UNDER 13 GIRLS – 3m80

UNDER 13 BOYS – 3m80

UNDER 15 GIRLS – 4m30

UNDER 15 BOYS – 4m30

UNDER 17 WOMEN – 4m60

UNDER 17 MEN – 4m60

UNDER 20 WOMEN – NOT REQUIRED

UNDER 20 MEN – NOT REQUIRED

SENIOR WOMEN – NOT REQUIRED

SENIOR MEN – NOT REQUIRED

NB The above ruling will only be implemented when Event entries are more than 24 athletes.

 

False Start:  The Championships will operate under UKA rules.

All athletes should be aware that the current UK Rule 162 will be in operation i.e. no false start will be allowed without the liability of disqualification of any false starting athlete.

 

Qualifying conditions for any subsequent rounds will be declared immediately prior to the start of the event. Please inform the Referee if you are not fit to continue in an event for which you have qualified or declared.  You shall be excluded from further participation in any event if you qualify for an event in which you do not participate without giving a valid reason to the Referee (UK Athletics Rule 166S1). This Rule applies to both Track & Field events.

 

Event Help Line: Mobile No. 07718526373 is available to Athletes, Coaches, Officials or spectators for on the day enquiries if required.  If unanswered a message should be left detailing name, issue and return contact telephone/mobile number.