Track and Field Rules

 


1.         The Championships shall be conducted as an individual event.

 

2.         LIMITATION OF ENTRIES


For Individual Events Championships.


  1. JUNIOR AND INTERMEDIATE

 

  1. No competitor can be nominated to compete in more than one individual event.
  2. Subject to the limitation in entries, three competitors may be nominated to compete in any individual event.

  3. Competitors will compete in events by age groups (General Competition Rule 3)


  1. SENIORS


  1. No competitor may be nominated for more than TWO individual events.

  2. Subject to the limitation in entries, three competitors may be nominated to compete in any individual event.

     

    3.         ENTRY CONDITIONS


  1. That there shall be one Entry Form, and this, for each individual event, to include Event, Name of Competitor, Date of Birth and School. The date for return of this form to be decided by the Championship Secretary.

    Emergency substitutions will be accepted up to Thursday 1800 hrs. prior to the Championships, as long as they do not affect the arranged timetable of events.

     

    County Stewards, at least one of whom shall be a man and one a woman in the event of competitors being from both boys’ and girls’ sections, shall be in the ratio of one to every twelve competitors or part thereof.

     

    4.         (a)    Numbers will be provided by L.S.A.A. and must be secured at each of the four corners.

    (b)   That every competitor shall wear the distinctive number allocated to him / her in the programme. In all events duplicate numbers shall be worn, one on the breast and one on the back, with the exception of High Jump and Pole Vault in which competitors shall wear one number which is visible on either breast or back. Failure to observe this rule may involve disqualification.

     


5.         PROTESTS


  1. That any protest or objection by a competitor or team against the conduct or placing of another competitor or team in any competition or relating to any matter which may develop during the carrying out of the programme shall be made to the appropriate referee by an authorised team steward during or immediately after that particular competition. The decision of the referee shall be final and shall be announced immediately.

  2. Any protest concerning the eligibility of qualification to compete should be made in writing where practicable before or at the latest seven days after the date of the competition. Every such protest shall be accompanied by a fee of £2 which shall be forfeited if, after investigation, the protest or objection appears to have no reasonable grounds.


 

6.         INDIVIDUAL EVENTS

 

GIRLS


                   JUNIOR                                         INTERMEDIATE                          SENIOR


                   100 metres                                  100 metres                                  100 metres


                   200 metres                                  200 metres                                  200 metres


                                                                            300 metres                                  400 metres


                   800 metres                                  800 metres                                  800 metres


                   1500 metres                                1500 metres                                1500 metres


                                                                            3000 metres                                3000 metres


                   75 metres Hurdles                    80 metres Hurdles                    100 metres Hurdles


                                                                            300 metres Hurdles                 400 metres Hurdles


                                                                       1500 metres Steeplechase                        1500 metres Steeplechase


                   High Jump                                    High Jump                                    High Jump


                   Pole Vault                                               Pole Vault                                    Pole Vault


                   Long Jump                                   Long Jump                                   Long Jump


                                                                            Triple Jump                                 Triple Jump


                   Shot                                               Shot                                               Shot


                   Discus                                            Discus                                            Discus


                   Javelin                                           Javelin                                           Javelin


                   Hammer                                       Hammer                                       Hammer

  


BOYS


                   JUNIOR                                         INTERMEDIATE                          SENIOR


                   100 metres                                  100 metres                                  100 metres


                   200 metres                                  200 metres                                  200 metres


                   300 metres                                  400 metres                                  400 metres


                   800 metres                                  800 metres                                  800 metres


                   1500 metres                                1500 metres                                1500 metres


                                                                            3000 metres                                3000 metres


                   80 metres Hurdles                    100 metres Hurdles                 110 metres Hurdles


                                                                            400 metres Hurdles                 400 metres Hurdles


                                                                            1500 metres Steeplechase   2000 metres Steeplechase


                   High Jump                                    High Jump                                    High Jump


                   Pole Vault                                    Pole Vault                                    Pole Vault


                   Long Jump                                   Long Jump                                   Long Jump


                   Triple Jump                                 Triple Jump                                 Triple Jump


                   Shot                                               Shot                                               Shot


                   Discus                                            Discus                                            Discus


                   Javelin                                           Javelin                                           Javelin


                   Hammer                                       Hammer                                       Hammer

 


7.         COMPETITION CONDITIONS AND SPECIFICATIONS


  1. That the 100 metres, 200 metres, 300 metres, 400 metres and all Hurdle races be run in lanes. Starting blocks may be used in these events by all competitors in Senior events, and by the finalists only in the Junior and Intermediate age groups.

  2. That the Hurdle Race conditions be:

    Distance                        Height            No.           Approach     Interval          Finish

     

    Junior Boys                 

    80 metres                     84.0cm           8                12.00m           8.00m             12.00m

    Intermediate Boys

    100 metres                  91.4cm           10              13.00m           8.50m             10.50m

    400 metres                  84.0cm           10              45.00m           35.00m           40.00m

    Senior Boys

    110 metres                  99.0cm           10              13.72m           9.14m             14.02m

    400 metres                  91.4cm           10              45.00m           35.00m           40.00m

    Junior Girls                  

    75 metres                     76.2cm           8                11.50m           7.50m             11.00m

    Intermediate Girls   

    80 metres                     76.2cm           8                12.00m           8.00m             12.00m

    300 metres                  76.2cm           7                50.00m           35.00m           40.00m

    Senior Girls                 

    100 metres                  84.0cm           10              13.00m           8.50m             10.50m

    400 metres                  76.2cm           10              45.00m           35.00m           40.00m

     

  3. If the course is laid out with a lap of 394 metres, the Steeplechase conditions shall be:

    2000 metres

    Distance to first hurdle 203.8 metres.

    Four laps via the water jump = 1576 metres.

    The distance from the 21st to the 23rd obstacle = 158 metres.

    Distance from the last hurdle to the finish = 62.2 metres

    This gives 23 obstacles … viz 18 hurdles and 5 water jumps

    N.B. Obstacles are 79 metres apart excepting hurdles 3 and 4 which are 78 metres apart (18 hurdles and 5 water jumps).

    1500 metres

    Will consist of 312 metres to be run from start line to commencement of first lap, followed by 3 complete laps; the initial 312 metres shall include one hurdle at the beginning of the home straight (13 hurdles and 3 water jumps – 91.4cm high for Boys and 76.2cm high for Girls).

     

  4. In the Triple Jump the distance between the take-off board and the near edge of the jumping pit shall be:

    Junior Boys, Intermediate Girls and Senior Girls               7, 9 and 11 metres

    Intermediate Boys and Senior Boys                                       11 metres and 13 metres

     

  5. In all throwing events competitors may use their own implements provided these are submitted to the referee for approval. No competitor shall be allowed to use another’s implement without the prior permission of the owner.

    Checking times: Events at the beginning of morning session – half an hour before scheduled start of morning session. Events to be held later – at the scheduled start of the morning session.

  6. That specifications for Field Event implements shall be:-

     

  1. Putting the Shot                        Boys                            Girls        

    Junior                                            4.00kg                         3.00kg

    Intermediate                              5.00kg                         3.00kg

    Senior                                            6.00kg                         4.00kg

     

  2. Throwing the Hammer

    Junior                                            4.00kg                         3.00kg

    Intermediate                              5.00kg                         3.00kg

    Senior                                            6.00kg                         4.00kg

     

  3. Throwing the Discus                Min.                            Thickness                  Diameter

                                                             Weight                       at centre

    All Girls events                           1.00kg                         37-39mm                   180-182mm

    Junior Boys                                  1.25kg                         37-39mm                   180-182mm

    Intermediate Boys                   1.50kg                         37-42mm                   200-205mm

    Senior Boys                                 1.75kg                         41-43mm                   210-212mm

  4. Throwing the Javelin               Min.                            Length                        Distance from tip

                                                             Weight                                                             of metal head to

                                                                                                                                        centre of gravity


Junior Girls                                  500gm                                                              75-88cm


Intermediate Girls                    500gm                                                              75-88cm


Senior Girls                                  600gm                        220-230cm                80-92cm


Intermediate Boys                   700gm                        230-240cm                83-101cm


Senior Boys                                 800gm                        260-270cm                90-106cm

 

8.         CONDUCT OF COMPETITIONS


(a)    That in the High Jump unless a lower height is authorised by the Referee, the starting height for the competition shall be 10 cms below the Lancashire Standard height for the event. The bar shall be raised first by increments of 5 cms to the Lancashire Standard height and thereafter by increments of at least 3 cms.


(b)   That in the Pole Vault, unless announced by the Referee, the starting height for the competition shall be 45 cms below the Lancashire Standard height for the event. The bar shall be raised first by increments of 15 cms to the Lancashire Standard height and thereafter by increments of at least 10 cms.


(c)    That in Throws and Jumps for distance:


         Where facilities are sufficient each competitor be allowed three throws / jumps. The best eight competitors to go forward to a final three further trials, provided they have achieved the District Standard set for the event.