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This event once more forms part of the BUCS Gatorade Nationals.
DATE: Friday 21 – Sunday 23 February 2014
VENUE: English Institute of Sport, Coleridge Road, Sheffield, S9 5DA
ENTRIES OPEN: 12 November 2013
ENTRIES CLOSE: Midnight 30th January 2014. NO LATE OR INCOMPLETE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES.
All BUCS member institutions will be allowed two entrants into each event if space permits. If an event reaches capacity one athlete per institution will be granted entry in the first instance (the athlete with the best performance over the past two years). The second entrants per institution will then be ranked in best performance order and will fill the remaining spaces in that event.
£11.50 per competitor per individual entry
£21.75 per team per relay
These Championships are open to students at institutions in membership of BUCS who meet the eligibility requirements of the association as per REG 7.
BUCS operate online entries for this event via BUCScore. This is an automated system which will require athlete’s names to be selected from an existing database organised by your Athletic Union/Sports Office. The online forms will be live from 12 November and will close automatically at midnight on Thursday 30 February 2014. The online forms will need to be completed in full including best performance in the past 2 years and personal bests for each athlete which must be supported by a link to a results website. E.g. www.thepowerof10.info. If you are an overseas student please input an equivalent results link.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ENTRY
Athletes will require a PB for the events they wish to enter, supported by a link to a results website. If you do not have a PB for a specific event and wish to enter BUCS then please make every effort to attend an indoor event before the entry deadline (30th January) to get your PB. Below is a selection of opportunities:
*Please note this is only a selection and there may well be other events you could attend.
If we have capacity we will consider accepting those who do not have specific PBs for that event however in this case they will be given the slowest time for that event.
PLEASE NOTE: As mentioned all entries must be supported by a power of 10 link or equivalent results link. If we do not have this link entered on BUCScore with your entries we will not accept the entry under any circumstances. Emailing the results link will NOT be accepted prior to OR after entries have closed.
PLEASE ALSO ENSURE YOUR ENTRIES ARE FULLY SUBMITTED ON BUCSCORE-ANY THAT ARE NOT FULLY SUBMITTED WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Reserves must be entered into the BUCScore system alongside the entries. This facility will also close on Thursday 30 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.
Personal bests are used to seed athletes. Each personal best must be supported by a link to a results website. E.g. www.thepowerof10.info
Pre-Event Information and a list of all entries will be sent to AU Offices/Sports Offices via the BUCS Essentials on 11 February 2014. It is the responsibility of institutions to check athletes details are correct and notify BUCS of any errors immediately. This information will also be available at www.bucs.org.uk/athletics.
A provisional timetable is available here. Please note this is subject to change. The final timetable will be drawn up once all entries have been received. This will be circulated with the Pre Event Information on 11 February 2014.
Provisional opening times for team registration and the withdrawal and substitutions desk:
Friday 21 February 2014 – 13.00 – 19.00
Saturday 22 February 2014 – 08.00 – 18.00
Sunday 23 February 2014 – 07.45 – 13.30
Where possible teams are encouraged to register their team and make withdrawals/substitutions on Friday prior to competition starting as it is expected that once competition starts it will be very busy.
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.”