These Championships are open to students at institutions in membership of BUCS, who meet the eligibility regulations. (www.bucs.org.uk/rules)
All entries need to be made through the BUCScore online entry system. This is an automated system which will require athlete’s names to be selected from an existing database organised by your Athletic Union. The online forms will need to be completed in full including personal bests and best performances in the past 2 years for each athlete which must be supported by a link to a results website. E.g. www.thepowerof10.info
Tuesday 13th November 2012
*PLEASE NOTE – Anyone wishing to compete in overlapping field events MUST inform seeding at least 120 mins before the first of the events. IF possible, we will TRY to accommodate their wish to compete in both events.
All BUCS member institutions will be allowed two entrants into each event if space permits.
Reserves must be entered into the BUCScore system alongside the entries. This facility will also close on Thursday 31 January at midnight. There is no limit to the number of reserves an institution can enter. Only athletes named on the reserve list or already competing in the competition will be able to be used as substitutes.
Individual event: £9.25
*Please note AU’s should not pay entry fees until requested to do so by BUCS after entries have closed.
All athletes will be allocated individual competition numbers. Athletes will wear the same competition number in every event they compete in.
Medals will be awarded to the first three athletes in each event. Team points will be awarded to the top 8 finishers in each event. BUCS points will be allocated to the first four finishers.
Health & Safety
It is the responsibility of each institution to ensure that athletes are capable of competing safely in the events for which they have been entered.
False Start Detection Equipment
False start detection equipment will be used in races up to and including 400 metres, including the first leg of a relay race, unless otherwise specified by the Meeting Director. ALL athletes in these events SHALL be required to use only the starting blocks provided.
UKA Rules of Competition – Effective from 1st April 2010
“Rule 110 – Starting Blocks
(2) Their use is optional, except where blocks incorporating false start detection equipment is in use when all competitors shall be required to use only the starting blocks provided.
Rule 111 – The Start
(14) In all competitions for Senior athletes as defined in Rule 107(6), including those where younger athletes are competing according to the Rules, whether false start detection equipment is in use or not, any athlete making a false start shall be disqualified.
Note: In practice, when one or more competitors ‘beat the start signal’ others are inclined to follow and, strictly speaking, any competitor who does so has beaten the start signal. The Starter should warn or disqualify, as appropriate, only such competitor or competitors who in his or her opinion were responsible for beating the start signal. If the unfair start is not due to any competitor no warning shall be given.”
PRE EVENT INFORMATION
This will be circulated via the BUCS Essentials on Tuesday 12 February 2013.
Online Entry Forms will automatically close at midnight on Thursday 31 January 2013. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED.
For any questions or information regarding the Indoor Athletics Championships please contact Jo Crawford.