With the refurbishment of the Yate Track not due for completion by the normal Championships weekend, the Championships events will be divided between various Open meetings on various dates; details to be released soon.
Keep checking: http://s250914043.websitehome.co.uk/avon/TFChamps.html
If you’re a Track athlete (U13 and upwards) at a loose end that weekend, you could guest in the Somerset T&F Championships.
These guest-entries are On-Line Entry only. Under “Club or School”, Avon athletes are required to enter “Avon AA”.
The closing date is Sunday May 5th.
2019 Somerset AA Track Program
Note that the exact order of events will not be known until after the closing date
DAY 1 – MAY 11th, 2019 DAY 1 Track (probably 11:00-17:00)
Under 11 events are all on day 2
800m Finals 100m Heats 300/400m Heats 100m Finals 3000m U15 U17 U20 SENIORS 300m/400m Finals 200m Heats 3000m U20 Senior 200m Finals
DAY 2 Track (probably 10:30 to 15:00)
5000m – under 20 and seniors only (possible inclusion of visually impaired athletes)
Long Hurdles – relevant age groups
1500m –all age groups (not under 11)
Sprint hurdles heats – all age groups (not under 11)
60m – under 11 only
600m – under 11 only
Sprint hurdles finals
Steeplechase – U15, U17, U20 and seniors
CLOSING DATE SUNDAY MAY 5th
Events for athletes with a disability will be held over both days of the weekend.
As in 2018, we are offering a limited number of events for athletes in the under 11 age group (these events will all be on Day 2 Sunday May 12th).
Under 11 athletes must be aged at least 9 years old on the first day of the championships (May 11th) and under 11 years old on August 31, 2019. Under 11, U13, U15 and U17 athletes may only contest THREE individual events on any given day. Under 20 athletes may only contest FIVE individual events on any given day.
On any given day, the time of the event may differ slightly from that given in the provisional programme. The actual day of the event will not change.
If you have the provisional programme of events which was issued in February it might be advisable to destroy that provisional order of events.
The final programme will be available shortly after the closing date on May 5th
Fees – £4 for the first event and £3 for each subsequent event
All enquiries should be directed to me ONLY if they cannot be sorted by your team manager or coach.
Competitors, coaches and spectators should take note of the items listed below.
THE METHODS OF ENTERING THE CHAMPIONSHIP
1. An online entry system is available. This is best suited to individual entries but could be used for groups. The online entry must be followed promptly by payment, either by cheque or BACS.
Please DO NOT enter events if you are unsure whether you will actually contest event(s) at the championship.
Payment is due as soon as you enter the championship.
The entry will not be verified until payment is received.
The online system can be accessed through the website.
If you do not receive a confirmation E mail within a few minutes of completing the online form LOOK IN YOUR SPAM/JUNK FOLDER.
If there is still no sign of a confirmation E mail then a problem has occurred and your entry will NOT have been registered – in this case, you should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
2. There will be an alternative entry system using an Excel Workbook, accessible through the website- this is best suited to groups and for athletes with a disability
Competitors should report to the start area of the relevant event 10 minutes before the time listed in the programme.
You must be at the event start at the time listed for the first heat, if heats are listed.
The surface is an all weather surface. If spiked running shoes are used (these are recommended but not essential), then the needles in the shoe must not exceed 6 mm. in length.
The use of starting blocks will NOT be allowed in heats but, naturally, will be allowed in finals
In the U20 and Senior age groups, an athlete deemed responsible for a false start shall be immediately disqualified
For the U17 age groups and below, the athlete deemed to be the first offender and all the other athletes in that race will be warned.
The next athlete deemed responsible for a false start in that race shall be disqualified
This year (2019) bib (vest) numbers will NOT be posted before the championship.
Numbers can be collected at the track on the day of the competition.
Numbers must be worn front and back (except for the high jump and pole vault where only one number is required). Numbers should be pinned in the 4 corners.
Each athlete will have a unique number not shared with any other athlete in
The same number should be used on both days of the championships.
HEATS AND LANE ORDER
Where heats are required, lane order will be selected by the starter’s assistant based on a list of athletes entered for that event.
Where heats were planned but insufficient athletes report to warrant more than one race, the final will be run at the heat time.
Starting blocks will not be allowed in heats.
The starter’s decision is final in respect of the lane draw.
Where a straight final is run because of insufficient athletes reporting, then the starter, with the seeding judge, will decide the lane draw.
DIRECTIONS TO THE TRACK and CAR PARKING
The track is now called the Bill Whistlecroft Athletics Arena (formerly the Yeovil Athletics Arena) which is situated between the Ilchester Road (A37) and the Mudford Road (A359) in Yeovil.
There is plenty of parking for cars and coaches off the Mudford Road (A359).
Take the Mudford Road out of Yeovil from the large roundabout below Yeovil College.
After 800 metres from this roundabout, take the road marked Chilton Grove on your left. The car park is 200 metres at the end of this road.
The track can be seen from the car park across the playing fields on the left.
There is also parking for cars and minibuses only, nearer the track.
From the Ilchester Road- take the Marsh Lane/ Picketts Lane entrance.
THE DEFINITIVE TIMETABLE
This will appear on the County website shortly after the closing date.
Hopefully this will appear on Monday May 6th