Frequently asked questions:
1) Do I need to wear my uniform?
Yes. You need to wear your CLUB uniform and importantly, you must wear your registration tags. A lot of athletes have not been wearing their tags. SO PLEASE FIND IT!
2) I don’t understand the program
Take a code like B12-6.
This means BOYS – under 12. And there are 6 competitors in the event.
G13-2 / G14-3 means we are combining the GIRLS under 13 and under 14. They are still separate groups 2 competitors in under 13 girls and 3 competitors in under 14 girls. This is just to help with getting the program finished in a timely manner
Events are organised into blocks. The block of events will start at the listed time for the events. eg 10:30am for the first of the 1500m runs and we will work through the races as quickly as possible
3) What if I have a clash of events?
Your Club Team Manager will have filled in a Clash of Events form
One part goes to the Field Event Chief
One part goes to the track Starter Marshal. They will not start the track event without knowing where you are. Track events take precedence over field events. This means, that if you are at a field event you will be released to go the track event. Once you finish your track event you must go back to your Field event to finish your turns.
4) Are Centre records recognised?
Yes. Within the normal Centre rules for competition.
5) Do they do COUNT BACK in high jump to determine the medals?
No, they don’t do “count back”. They never have. It is a “least failures” system.
They look at the last height cleared. The athlete with the least number of failures is awarded the higher placing.
If this is the same, they then count ALL THE FAILURES UP TO AND INCLUDING THE LAST HEIGHT CLEARED REGARDLESS OF THE HEIGHT THE FAILURES OCCURRED AT.
The athlete with the lower number of failures is awarded the higher place.
If they still can’t be separated, athletes are awarded the same place.
Three medals are generally awarded. If a tie for first, the third medal is a bronze
If a tie for second, there is no bronze medal
The exception, if there is a 1st, a 2nd and a tie for 3rd, all third place getters receive a bronze medal.
6) What if two people jump or throw the same distance. How are medals awarded?
The placings are determined on their next best jump or throw. If this is the same, then the next best jump or throw after that. If all results are the same, they will be awarded the same placing. Medals are awarded in the same manner as high jump (see above).