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PRE EVENT INFORMATION
The Team Registration and the Withdrawals and Substitutions Desk will also be open on the evening of Friday 3 May from 17.30 -19.30.
Bedford International Athletics Stadium, Barkers Lane, Bedford, MK41 9SB
There is plenty of parking on site. Attendants will direct you where to park. Parking during the event will cost £3 per day or £6 for all 3 days.
All athletes and coaches are asked to enter the stadium by the main entrance. All spectators will be directed to enter at the turnstiles. Entry is £1 per day. This includes a copy of the programme. Each team will receive a copy of the programme in their Team Pack. Additional copies of the programme will be on sale for £1.
The final timetable for the event is available here. Please note there have been some changes to events from the provisional timetable that was issued to accommodate an increase in entry numbers. These are highlighted in red. Please consult the timetable carefully to see if any of your event times have changed. The Competition Director reserves the right to amend the programme provided that sufficient advance warning is given to competitors.
A complete list of entries can be found via the following links:
It is the responsibility of each institution to check they are correct. No additional entries will be accepted. Any errors or missing PBs should be reported immediately via your Athletic Union/Sports Office to Jo Crawford.
All PBs highlighted in yellow** are where individuals did not submit a PB for that specific event (but had submitted Power of 10 links for other events). They have been given the slowest/lowest PB for that event for seeding purposes.
**Except for the 2 steeple chase events where we have converted the times. As these events are not done at an under 20 level.
All rejected entries can be found here.
Please read to information carefully as to why the entries have been rejected.
A complete list of competing institutions can be seen here.
BUCS will be a Parallel Success event and will be incorporating events for eligible student athletes with disabilities.
The events where we have had student entries are:
Men’s Ambulant Shot Put (F11, F12, F20, F35/36, F37/38, F40, F42, F44/46)
Men’s Ambulant Discus (F11, F12, F35/36, F37/38, F40, F42, F44, F46)
Men’s Seated Shot Put (F32/33, F34, F52/53, F54/55/56, F57/58)
Women’s Seated Shot Put (F52/53, F54/55/56, F57/58)
Men’s Seated Discus (F32/33/34, F51/52/53, F54/55/56, F57/58)
Women’s Seated Discus (F51/52/53, F54/55/56, F57/58)
Men’s Ambulant 200m (T11, T12, T13, T35, T36, T37, T38, T42, T44, T46)
Women’s Ambulant 200m (T11, T12, T13, T35, T36, T37, T38, T44, T46)
Men’s Ambulant 400m (T11, T12, T13, T36, T37, T38, T44, T46)
Women’s Ambulant 400m (T11, T12, T13, T37, T46)
The Parallel Success events will be eligible for team and BUCS points and medals awarded depending on the numbers of entrants into each event. The track events will be mixed disability events scored on the RAZA system and the ambulant field events will be integrated into the pools of their respective non-disability event and scored separately.
TEAM REGISTRATION, WITHDRAWAL & SUBSTITUTION PROCEDURES:
The Team Registration and the Withdrawal and Substitutions Desk are open the following hours:
- Friday 3 May 2013 – 17.30 – 19.30
- Saturday 4 May 2013 – 08.00 – 18.00
- Sunday 5 May 2013 – 07.30 – 17.00
- Monday 6 May 2013 – 07.45 – 13.30
Where possible teams are encouraged to register their team and make any withdrawals/substitutions on Friday evening as it is expected that Saturday morning will be very busy. This is especially important for those with events first thing on Saturday morning.
1. On arrival at Bedford team captains/coaches need to register at the Team Registration Desk and collect their Team Pack which includes competition numbers, a copy of the programme, a copy of the entry lists, Call Room Schedule, relay declaration sheets, withdrawal and substitution forms.
2. Teams need to register only once. It will be assumed that once an Institution has registered, ALL their competitors will participate in every event that they have entered.
3. Relay teams MUST still declare on the day. Declaration forms are in all team packs. Spare forms will be available from the Withdrawals and Substitutions Desk. Please refer to the note on further down the page for more relay declaration information.
Withdrawals and Substitutions Procedure:
1. The withdrawal and substitution deadline is 90 MINUTES PRIOR TO THE START OF EACH EVENT. Team captains must complete a withdrawal/substitution form and submit this to the Withdrawals and Substitutions Desk by this time.
2. The 90 minute deadline will be judged from the clock on the Withdrawals and Substitutions Desk.
3. Alterations to the name of the competitor entered by an institution and listed in the programme for an event may be made UP TO 90 MINUTES BEFORE the event is due to take place.
4. Substitutions can only be made from the list of reserves submitted to BUCS by institutions electronically prior to the event or with an individual who has already been entered into another event and is listed elsewhere in the programme.
5. Withdrawals and substitutions may be made by email (on the below forms) via your Athletic Union/Sports Office to Jo Crawford up to 5pm on Wednesday 1 May 2013. After this time withdrawals and substitutions must be made in person at the event.
6. It is possible to withdraw or substitute by phone by calling 07531 006127 during the event when the Withdrawals and Substitutions Desk is open (see above times). The call must be received before the 90 minute deadline. Messages should NOT be left on the mobile answer phone as these will not be accepted.
7. Competitors/Teams failing to advise the Withdrawals and Substitutions Desk of their withdrawal from an event before the 90 minute deadline will be liable to a fine. See below:
|OFFENCE||CASH DURING EVENT||LATE PAYMENT|
|No Show or Late Withdrawal Heat||£10||£15|
|No Show or Late Withdrawal Final||£15||£25|
WITHDRAWAL AND SUBSTITUTION FORMS
Changing facilities will be available. Please do not leave valuable possessions in the changing rooms as you will not have exclusive use of the facilities.
Physiotherapists will be onsite to treat athletes’ injuries free of charge. Athletes will be treated on a priority basis at busy times. A sports doctor will also be available as will St John’s Ambulance cover.
The bar area at the stadium will be open daily selling food and drinks to athletes and spectators. There will also be vending machines available.
All competitors must report to Call Room a specific number of minutes before the event start time detailed in the programme (see list below). They MUST be wearing their correct competition numbers as detailed in the entry lists. The competition numbers must be worn as issued and not be cut, folded or otherwise concealed or mutilated in any way.
- Track Call room 20 minutes
- Hurdles Call room 20 minutes
- LJ/TJ/Throws Call Room 45 minutes
- High Jump Call Room 60 minutes
- Pole Vault Call Room 75 minutes
Please note that you cannot take the following items into the arena – please leave with someone before entering the Call Room:
- NO Mobile Phones
- NO iPods/MP3 Players or any other music listening device
- NO Photo or Video Camera
- NO Video or Cassette Recorders
- NO Radios
- NO shoes with too many spikes
- NO over-sized spare spikes (maximum spike length 6mm)
In the Call Room, Officials will:
- Ensure that athletes are wearing their university coloured appropriate athletic kit (see note below)
- Ensure that all competition numbers are worn correctly and correspond with start lists
- Issue leg numbers if needed
- Ensure that shoes, number and dimension of spikes, advertising on clothing and athletes’ bags comply with UKA Rules
- Ensure that unauthorised material is not taken into the arena.
The Call Room Schedule will be posted. The responsibility to be in Call Room lies entirely with the competitor who must then remain in Call Room ready to be escorted to their event.
For detailed information on seeding, lane draws, progression and qualification please see Appendix 1 (Competition Rules). Information on the lane draws/pool grouping for each event will be posted on the results board after the 90 minute withdrawal and substitution deadline has passed and the start sheets have been printed. It is the athlete’s responsibility to check these.
Once an athlete has qualified for a subsequent round of a particular event they are not permitted to opt out of that event and continue to compete in the Championships. This applies to both the track and field competitions. The track referee can prevent a competitor competing on the track if the competitor has opted out of a field event in which he/she has qualified for a subsequent round. The field referee has the same powers to exclude from a field event an athlete if he/she has opted out of a track event [UKA Rule 115(3)].
Athletes have been allocated individual competition numbers. Each competitor must wear their individual competition number as stated on the entry lists. Athletes will wear the same competition number in every event they compete in. Each athlete will only be given one pair of numbers so they must keep them for all events and finals. All competitors, with the exception of High Jump and Pole Vault must wear two numbers, one front and one back. In the event of a substitution the athlete being substituted in must wear their OWN number and not change to the original entrants’ number. In the relays, teams will be allocated team letters which should be retained for the final.
KIT AND COLOURS:
All athletes must wear university coloured appropriate athletic kit. E.g. vest, cropped top, shorts, lycra all-in-one etc. T-shirts and tracksuit bottoms are not permitted. Institutions who do not have a team kit may wear a plain running vest/cropped top and shorts at the discretion of the Event Manager/ Competition Director, please contact Jo Crawford prior to the event.
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.
Declaration forms, detailed below must be submitted 90 minutes before the published time for each round of the competition. Athletes must be from among those registered for the Championships. One team per Institution can take part in each relay event. Each team will be given designated relay team letters which must be worn by all members of the team and retained for the final.
UKA Rule 118(14) will apply:
“Once a relay team has started in a competition only two additional athletes may be used as substitutes in the composition of that team for any subsequent round”.
BUCS Relay HEAT Declaration Form:
Institutions must declare teams of no more than 6 athletes, 4 of these declared athletes will run in the HEATS.
BUCS Relay FINAL Declaration Form:
The qualifying teams must declare no more than 2 additional athletes. The ‘BUCS Relay FINAL Declaration Form’ will name the 4 athletes who participated in the heats and have 2 spaces. Any 4 of these declared athletes will run in the FINALS.
OPENING HEIGHTS & QUALIFICATION:
Under the guidelines of UKA these standards have been set based on the nationally recognised method of looking at the PBs submitted for the event.
The following starting heights and qualification heights/distances will be in place:
|Men’s High Jump||2.06||1.60m + 5cm to 1.95m then + 3cm|
|Women’s High Jump||1.75||1.35m + 5cm to 1.60m then + 3cm|
|Men’s Pole Vault||4.80||3.00m + 20cm to 4.40m then + 10cm|
|Women’s Pole Vault||3.70||2.10m + 20cm to 3.50m then + 10cm|
|Men’s Long Jump||7.36|
|Women’s Long Jump||6.00|
|Men’s Triple Jump||15.20||(11m and 13m boards)|
|Women’s Triple Jump||12.10||(9m and 11m boards )|
Throwing Events – Implements will be provided. Competitors may only use their own implements. These must be passed for competition by the technical manager, to whom they should report not less than one hour before the respective event. No implements to the Technical Room before 09.00 on Day 1 of the event, as the Officials will be out in the arena preparing the sites. Personal equipment is not available for use by other athletes without the permission of the owner. Athletes not qualifying for the final should be collect implements as soon as possible after qualification finishes from the Technical Room. Athletes qualifying for the final MUST leave their implements in the Technical Room until the end of the event.
Vaulting Poles - will not be supplied for the pole vault.
Spikes - The maximum spike length allowed is 6mm, spot checks may occur. Spiked shoes must not be worn outside of the Athletic Arena.
Numbers - Numbers must be worn as issued and not be cut, folded or otherwise concealed or mutilated in any way.
Starting Blocks - False start detection equipment will be used for all races up to and including 400m, including the first leg of a relay race, provided such leg does not exceed 400m, unless otherwise specified by the Competition Director. ALL athletes in these events SHALL be required to use only the starting blocks provided.
ENTRY STANDARDS FOR ATHLETES 3 AND 4 (AS DISPLAYED IN THE PRE-EVENT INFORMATION):
The first two athletes from an institution will automatically count as the scoring athletes. Any institution who has entered a third and fourth athlete into an event has to adhere to the rule that ALL athletes from their institution in that event have achieved these entry standards.
These standards have been revised further to the review of the BUCS Athletics Programme and as such are now set at the average result for the 8th finisher in track events and the 12th finisher in field events over the past 5 years of BUCS Outdoor Athletics competition.
Please note that any athletes being substituted in where a standard has been required must also have attained the given standard. A copy of the standards are below for information:
ENTRY STANDARDS FOR ATHLETES 3 AND 4
All warming up must be done away from the track. Athletes should use the indoor area to warm up. Please observe the ONE WAY system in place. For safety reasons, NO Ear/Headphones should be used in the warm up area.
Where anti doping is present at an event it is standard practice for Doping Control Officers to notify athletes of their selection for testing upon leaving the mixed zone. However, athletes should make the Officer aware if they have another event to compete in. Any athlete who is notified that they are required for testing must comply with this request and provide a sample.
Any athletes entering the BUCS Outdoor Athletics Championships (i) acknowledge that they are bound by UKA’s Anti-Doping rules, (ii) agree to submit to drugs testing in connection with this event in accordance with UKA’s Anti-Doping rules (which may involve my providing a blood and/or urine sample); and (iii) confirm that they are either aged 18 years or older or that the person(s) having parental responsibility for them consent to the above testing. Any under 18 athlete must have parental/guardian consent in written form. If no consent is provided the athlete in question may be disqualified from the competition. Please click here to download a copy of the consent form. (insert form link)
To check the status of registered medicines please visit www.globaldro.com. For information on testing procedures please visit www.ukad.org.uk. The UKA Anti-Doping Rules are available at www.uka.org.uk. For general anti-doping queries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be no mixed zone at this years event.
The Captains’ Meeting will take place on Sunday 5 May. Please listen for announcements regarding a time and venue. Items for an agenda for this meeting are welcome and should be emailed to Jo Crawford
MEDALS & TEAM SCORING:
Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each event. Presentations will take place during the meeting and medal winners are asked to listen to announcements and proceed to the medal presentation area when required. Team Points will be awarded for the first 8 finishers in an event. BUCS points will be awarded to the first four finishers. In the Parallel Success events the “-1 System” will be in operation for both medal and points awarding meaning that if there is only one entrant no medal/points are awarded, 2 entrants = gold medal/1st place points awarded, 3 entrants = gold and silver medal/1st and 2nd place points awarded etc.
NB: After a review with the Membership on the way team points (not BUCS points) are allocated we have changed the way points will be awarded at the Outdoor Championships. The points will now cascade all the way to 1 point and therefore potentially to athletes outside a final.
1st place = A University - 8 points
2nd place = B University - 7 points
3rd place = C University - 6 points
4th place = A University - 5 points
5th place = D University - 4 points
6th place = A University - 0 points
7th place = E University - 3 points
8th place = F University - 2 points
9th place = G University - 1 point (In this case all 8 sets of points are allocated)
The “extra” points will go to the next fastest/furthest/highest athlete(s)
- The maximum number of rounds, for events up to and including 1500m, will be 3 (first rounds, semi-finals and final). For detailed information on seeding, lane draws, progression and qualification please see Appendix 1.
- Where declared numbers do not merit heats/semi finals, finals will be run at FINAL time, unless otherwise stated, and where semi-finals are not necessary, finals will be run at FINAL time.
FIELD EVENTS (QUALIFYING ROUNDS):
- For detailed information on seeding, progression and qualification please see Appendix 1.
- If there is no Qualifying round, the competition shall be run as a straight final at FINAL time.
Should you have any queries prior to the event please contact Jo Crawford.
To see entry information that was previously displayed on this page please click here.