Event Information

Live streaming

All of the weekend’s athletics action will be broadcast live on the BUCS website.

BUCS Points

Individual Championships (Men’s and Women’s)
Overall Team (Men’s and Women’s)

Overall Team is all athletes are eligible to count towards their University’s overall team total. The top 8 competitors in each event will score 20, 14, 10, 7, 5, 3, 2, 1 points respectively.

BUCS Points available for the aforementioned categories for individual championships are:

  • 1st place: 12 points 
  • 2nd place: 8 points 
  • 3rd place: 6 points
  • 4th place: 4 points


BUCS Points will not be allocated where the minimum number of competitors/teams has not been reached, or where there are not enough individual scores to extract a team score.

An individual/team must have beaten another individual/team to score BUCS Points (i.e. if three individuals/teams compete in an event, only two will score BUCS Points). This does not apply to extracted teams. Individuals/teams are regarded as having competed if they started the event; therefore DNS will not be regarded as having competed.Points will be available for para-athletes where applicable.

BUCS Points will be available for the top 8 teams. Please see Appendix 1 for a full breakdown of BUCS Points available for these Championships.

Presentations

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.

Accepted Entries

The list of entries will be released on Tuesday 4 February 2020.

No additional entries will be accepted. Any errors to your BPs should be reported immediately via your Athletic Union/Sports Office to Ali Root.

BPs highlighted in yellow are where either:

1)   The individuals did not submit a BP specific to that event (but had submitted Power of 10 links for permitted events). They have been given either the slowest/lowest BP or the IAAF Scoring Tables of Athletics have been used for that event for seeding purposes.

OR:

2)  The data provided in registration did not match the information from Power of 10, and the BPs have been updated to be accurate.

Rejected Entries

The list of rejected entries will be released on Tuesday 4 February 2020.

Entries will not be reinstated where a Power of 10 link (or international equivalent) was not provided.

Venue Facilities

Entry for spectators is free.

Parking at EIS is extremely limited during the weekend and there will be a charge on the day.

Changing facilities are available at EIS in the lower corridor left of the main entrance. Please do not leave valuables unattended as their safety is not guaranteed.

BUCS physiotherapists and doctors will be on site. Physiotherapists will be based in the netting behind call room and are for injured athletes only.

University physiotherapy beds will not be permitted to set up along the top corridor behind spectator seating. An area behind call room near warm up will be available.

Catering is available in the main EIS cafeteria or the small coffee shop at the front of the building by the main entrance. There is also a café across the road at IceSheffield.

Please note that there will be NO sportwear providers attending this event. This means that you will need to bring all kit required for the event with you.

Competitor Information

EVENT HEAD OFFICE AND ENQUIRIES

The Event Head Office is located in the multi-purpose hall upstairs in EIS behind spectator seating.

The BUCS Registration and the Withdrawal and Substitutions Desk are open the following hours:

  • Friday 14 February 2020: 11.00 – 19.00
  • Saturday 15 February 2020: 08.00 – 18.00
  • Sunday 16 February 2020: 08.30 – 16.30

    REGISTRATION PROCEDURE

On arrival at the EIS team captains/coaches need to register at the Team Registration Desk and collect their Team Pack, which includes competition numbers, a copy of the entry lists, relay declaration sheets, withdrawal and substitution forms. 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. Relay teams must still declare on the day and AGAIN for the final. Declaration forms are in all team packs, FINAL declaration forms and spare forms will be available from the Withdrawals and Substitutions Desk. Please refer to the notes further down the page for more relay declaration information.

WITHDRAWALS AND SUBSTITUTIONS

  1.  Withdrawals and substitutions may be made up to 90 minutes before 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. Please note the exceptional withdrawal procedure for the following: Men’s and Women’s Pole Vault - the deadline for withdrawals from these events will be 2 hours before the start of the event.
  2. The 90 minute deadline will be judged from the clock on the Registration Desk.
  3. 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.
  4. Substitutes must have an eligible BP within the last 2 years, i.e. between 1 January 2018 and the 23 January 2020 inclusive, for the event they are to be substituted into and will be checked on the day. Standards and permitted performances will also apply to substitutions.
  5. Following the closure of entries and any subsequent checking of BPs, athletes on the reserve list will not be allowed to be substituted into an event from which they have previously been rejected if the reason for rejection was failing to provide a BP within the last 2 years, i.e. between 1 January 2018 and the 23 January 2020 inclusive, failing to provide a Po10 link (or equivalent results link) or not meeting the required standard for the 3000m, Pole Vault or Triple Jump.
  6. The online withdrawal and substitution forms will be live when entries close for this event. They will remain open until midday on Tuesday 11 February 2020. After this time withdrawals and substitutions must be made in person at the event.
  7. Mass withdrawals or substitutions may be submitted via email to Ali Root but must be on an excel sheet. After noon on Tuesday 11 February 2020 withdrawals and substitutions must be made in person at the event.

For substitutions, please title the columns with the following:

  • Event
  • Gender
  • Institution
  • Race # Out
  • First Name Out
  • Last Name Out
  • Race # In
  • First Name In
  • Last Name In
  • BP
  • Power of 10 Link

For withdrawals, please title the columns with the following:

  • Event
  • Race #
  • Institution
  • First Name
  • Last Name 
  • Gender

Important to note: 

Entry standards will apply to any substitutions. Following the closure of entries and any subsequent checking of Best Performances, athletes on the reserve list will not be allowed to be substituted into an event from which they have previously been rejected if the reason for rejection was failing to provide a Best Performance within the last 2 years, failing to provide a Power of 10 link (or equivalent results link) or not meeting the required standard where standards are necessary.

Athletes and teams who fail to advise the event manager about withdrawals or substitutions prior to the 90 minute deadline before the event will be liable to a fine. 

OFFENCE CASH DURING EVENT LATE PAYMENT
No Show or Late Withdrawal from a Heat £15 £20
No Show or Late Withdrawal from a Final £20 £25


Any student withdrawing from the final of an event will face the above fine and will not be permitted to compete in any other events during the Championships.

ENTRY CLASHES

Anyone wishing to compete in overlapping events must inform seeding by filling out the Entry clashes form available at the event and handing in to registration at least 120 minutes before the first of the events.  Track events always take precedence.

NB. We shall try to meet your preferences, but no guarantee is given.

REPORTING FOR YOUR EVENTS

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 seeding 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 15 minutes 
  • Relays              Call Room 20 minutes      
  • LJ/TJ/SP           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 (see note below)
  • 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.

CAPTAIN’S MEETING

The Captain’s Meeting will take place on the morning of Sunday 16 February 2020. Please listen for announcements regarding a time and venue.

Event Rules

SEEDING

The Best performances in the past 2 years (ie since 1 January 2018) submitted at the time of entry will be used to seed athletes. Each Best performance must be supported by a link to a results website. E.g. www.thepowerof10.info

For detailed information on seeding, lane draws, progression and qualification please see 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.

WITHDRAWALS

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 166 (3) S1 UKA].

COMPETITION NUMBERS

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 must be retained for the final.
Number reprinting will be at the cost of £2 per print. 

KIT RULES AND COLOUR

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. Please ensure if you are wearing pants that these are not objectionable or become objectionable throughout the race.

In relay races all members of the same Institution must wear vests of the same design and colour, unless the Referee has given permission for a change to be made. 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, permission should be sort in advance of the event.

If you do not have a plain vest then you can hire a BUCS vest for £20 cash deposit for the duration of the event. To pick one of these up please go to the registration desk, you will be required to leave your passport or driving license as security. When you return the vest you will get your £20 ID back.

The Institution name may be displayed once on the front and once on the back of Vests/Leotards and once on the Lower Body Attire.

The Manufacturer’s Name/Logo may be displayed once on the front and once on the back of Vests/Leotards and once on the Lower Body Attire. 

NB If you wish to compete in other competitions wearing your Institution kit it will need to conform to UKA/IAAF Advertising Rules.

OPENING HEIGHTS AND QUALIFICATION

Under the guidelines of UKA these standards have been set based on the nationally recognised method of looking at the BPs submitted for the event.

The following starting heights/progressions and qualification heights/distances will be in place:

Event

Qualification

Starting Heights/Progressions

Men’s High Jump

2.02m

1.45m + 5cm to 1.90m then + 3cm

Women’s High Jump

1.75m

1.10m + 5cm to 1.60m then + 3cm

Men’s Pole Vault

4.70m

2.90m + 20cm to 4.10m then + 10cm

Women’s Pole Vault

3.60m

2.20m + 20cm to 3.20m then + 10cm

Men’s Long Jump

7.10m

 

Women’s Long Jump

5.90m

 

Men’s Triple Jump

14.00m

(11m and 13m boards ONLY)

Women’s Triple Jump

11.70m

(9m and 11m boards ONLY)

Men’s Shot

12.90m

 

Women’s Shot

12.00m

 

 

EQUIPMENT

  • Shot Put - Only Indoor Shot will be used in this competition, some will be provided.  Competitors may use their own implements. These must be passed for competition by the Technical Manager, to whom they should report a minimum of 1 hour before the respective event (after 09:00 – Day 2). Such personal equipment is not available for use by other athletes without the permission of the owner.
  • Athletes not qualifying for the final should collect implements as soon as possible after the qualification finishes from the Technical Room. Athletes qualifying for the final must leave their implements in the Technical Room until the end of their 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 - ALL athletes in races up to and including 400m, SHALL be required to use only the starting blocks provided.  


WARMING UP

All warming up must be done away from the track. Athletes should use the long sprint straight at the rear of the hall to warm up observing the ONE WAY system in place.  For safety reasons, NO Ear/Headphones will be allowed in the warm up area. 

ANTI-DOPING

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 competition area.  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 Indoor 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 providing a blood and/or urine sample); and (iii) confirm that they are aged 18 years or older.


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 here. For general anti-doping queries please contact this address.
 

Competition Regulations

TRACK EVENTS

  • 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 Competition Rules.
  • Where declared numbers do not merit heats/semi-finals, finals will be run at FINAL time and where semi-finals are not necessary; finals will be run at FINAL time with the exception of 60m hurdles which will be run at semi-final time.

 

FIELD EVENTS (QUALIFYING ROUNDS)

  • For detailed information on seeding, progression and qualification please see Competition Rules.
  • If there is no Qualifying round, the competition shall be run as a straight final at FINAL time.

COMPETITION RULES

All competition shall be held under UKA Rules for Competition (taking into account any championship amendments).

TRACK EVENTS

ROUNDS AND HEATS

  1. Preliminary rounds (heats/semi-finals) will be held in all Track Events in which the declared number of athletes is too large to allow the competition to be conducted satisfactorily in a single round (Final).  Where preliminary rounds are held, all athletes must compete in, and qualify through, all such rounds.  The same principles will apply to both male and female athletes.
  2. All seeding will be based on the number of declared athletes in an event.  Whenever possible, representatives of each institution shall be placed in different heats in all preliminary rounds of the competition.  In applying this Rule after the first round, exchanges of athletes between heats should normally only be made where athletes are of similar ranking under 4 below.
  3. The following tables shall, in the absence of extraordinary circumstances, be used to determine the number of rounds, and the number of heats in each round, to be held and the qualification procedure.  If necessary, alterations may be made to suit the needs of the meeting at the discretion of the Competition Director. 

Where scheduled Heats and/or Semi Finals are not necessary, Finals will be run at Final time.

EXCEPT in the 60mH, if Semi Finals are not necessary, then Finals will be held at Semi Final time.

Please Note that if you qualify for a Semi-Final or Final (track or field) you must take part unless you have a valid reason which has been approved by the appropriate Referee – saving yourself for another event is not a valid reason and failure to take part is likely to result in disqualification from all further events during the Championships.

 

NB       P     Qualifiers on position              T     Qualifiers on time

60m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Declared

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entries

Heats

P

T

 

 

Semis

P

T

 

Finals

9-16

2

3

2

=   8

 

 

 

 

 

1

17-24

3

2

2

=   8

 

 

 

 

 

1

25-32

4

1

4

=   8

 

 

 

 

 

1

33-40

5

2

6

= 16

 

2

2

4

= 8

1

41-48

6

2

12

= 24

 

3

2

2

= 8

1

49-56

7

2

10

= 24

 

3

2

2

= 8

1

57-64

8

2

8

= 24

 

3

2

2

= 8

1

65-72

9

2

6

= 24

 

3

2

2

= 8

1

73-80

10

2

4

= 24

 

3

2

2

= 8

1

81-88

11

2

2

= 24

 

3

2

2

= 8

1

89-96

12

2

8

= 32

 

4

1

4

= 8

1

97-104

13

2

6

= 32

 

4

1

4

= 8

1

105-112

14

2

4

= 32

 

4

1

4

= 8

1

113-120

15

2

2

= 32

 

4

1

4

= 8

1

121-128

16

1

16

= 32

 

4

1

4

= 8

1

 

60mH

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Declared

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entries

Heats

P

T

 

 

Semis

P

T

 

Finals

9-16

2

3

2

=   8

 

 

 

 

 

1

17-24

3

2

2

=   8

 

 

 

 

 

1

25-32

4

1

4

=   8

 

 

 

 

 

1

33-40

5

2

6

=  16

 

2

3

2

= 8

1

41-48

6

2

4

=  16

 

2

3

2

= 8

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

200M 400M

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Declared

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entries

Heats

P

T

 

 

Semis

P

T

 

Finals

7-12

2

2

2

=   6

 

 

 

 

 

1

13-18

3

1

3

=   6

 

 

 

 

 

1

19-24

4

2

4

= 12

 

2

2

2

= 6

1

25-30

5

2

2

= 12

 

2

2

2

= 6

1

31-36

6

2

6

= 18

 

3

1

3

= 6

1

37-42

7

2

4

= 18

 

3

1

3

= 6

1

43-48

8

2

2

= 18

 

3

1

3

= 6

1

49-54

9

2

6

= 24

 

4

1

2

= 6

1

55-60

10

2

4

= 24

 

4

1

2

= 6

1

61-66

11

2

2

= 24

 

4

1

2

= 6

1

67-72

12

2

6

= 30

 

5

1

1

= 6

1

73-78

13

2

4

= 30

 

5

1

1

= 6

1

79-84

14

2

2

= 30

 

5

1

1

= 6

1

85-90

15

1

15

= 30

 

5

1

1

= 6

1

91-96

16

1

14

= 30

 

5

1

1

= 6

1

97-102

17

1

13

= 30

 

5

1

1

= 6

1

103-108

18

1

12

= 30

 

5

1

1

= 6

1

109-114

19

1

11

= 30

 

5

1

1

= 6

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

800m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Declared

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entries

Heats

P

T

 

 

Semis

P

T

 

Finals

9-16

2

2

2

=   6

 

 

 

 

 

1

17-24

3

1

3

=   6

 

 

 

 

 

1

25-32

4

2

4

= 12

 

2

2

2

=  6

1

33-40

5

2

2

= 12

 

2

2

2

=  6

1

41-48

6

2

6

= 18

 

3

1

3

=  6

1

49-56

7

2

4

= 18

 

3

1

3

=  6 

1

57-64

8

2

2

= 18

 

3

1

3

=  6

1

65-72

9

2

6

= 24

 

4

1

2

=  6

1

73-80

10

2

4

= 24

 

4

1

2

= 6

1

81-88

11

2

2

= 24

 

4

1

2

= 6

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1500m

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Declared

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Entries

Heats

P

T

 

 

Semis

P

T

 

Finals

11-20

2

3

3

=   9

 

 

 

 

 

1

21-30

3

2

3

=   9

 

 

 

 

 

1

31-40

4

3

6

= 18

 

2

3

3

=  9

1

41-50

5

3

3

= 18

 

2

3

3

=  9

1

51-60

6

2

6

= 18

 

2

3

3

=  9

1

61-70

7

2

4

= 18

 

2

3

3

=  9 

1

71-80

8

2

11

= 27

 

3

2

3

= 9

1

 

3000m

 

 

 

 

 

 

4x200m

 

 

 

 

 

Declared

 

 

 

 

 

 

Declared

 

 

 

 

 

Entries

Heats

P

T

 

Finals

 

Entries

Heats

P

T

 

Finals

13-24

2

4

4

= 12

1

 

7-12

2

0

6

= 6

1

25-36

3

3

3

= 12

1

 

13-18

3

0

6

= 6

1

37-48

4

2

4

= 12

1

 

19-24

4

0

6

= 6

1

49-60

5

2

2

= 12

1

 

25-30

5

0

6

= 6

1

61-72

6

1

6

= 12

1

 

31-36

6

0

6

= 6

1

73-84

7

1

5

= 12

1

 

37-42

7

0

6

= 6

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

43-48

8

0

6

= 6

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

49-54

9

0

6

= 6

1

 

 

RANKING AND COMPOSITION OF HEATS

  1. For the first round, the athletes shall be placed in heats using the zigzag distribution below, with the seeding determined from the relevant list of personal best information supplied in entries.

After the first round, the athletes will be placed in heats of subsequent rounds in accordance with the following procedures based on the results of the previous round and ranked as follows:

Fastest heat winner

2nd fastest heat winner

3rd fastest heat winner, etc

Fastest 2nd place

2nd fastest 2nd place

3rd fastest 2nd place, etc

(Concluding with)

Fastest time qualifier

2nd fastest time qualifier

3rd fastest time qualifier, etc.

The athletes will then be placed in order of the above seeding in a zigzag distribution e.g. 3 semi-finals would consist of the following seedings.

8 lanes:

A

1

6

7

12

13

18

19

24

B

2

5

8

11

14

17

20

23

C

3

4

9

10

15

16

21

22

 

6 lanes:

A

1

6

7

12

13

18

B

2

5

8

11

14

17

C

3

4

9

10

15

16

 

In all cases, the order in which heats are to be run shall be determined by draw after the composition of the heats has been decided.

DRAW FOR LANES

  1. For events up to, and including, 800m, and relays, where there are several successive rounds of a race, lanes will be drawn as follows:
    1. In the first round, the lane order shall be drawn by lot.
    2. For the following rounds, athletes shall be ranked after each round in accordance with the procedure shown in 4 above.

3 draws will then be made:

For 8 lanes events:

      1. one for the 4 highest ranked athletes or teams to determine placings in lanes 3, 4, 5 and 6;
      2. another for the 5th and 6th ranked athletes or teams to determine placings in lanes 7 and 8, and
      3. another for the 2 lowest ranked athletes or teams to determine placings in lanes 1 and 2.

For 6 lanes events:

      1. one for the 2 highest ranked athletes or teams to determine placings in lanes 5 and 6;
      2. another for the 3rd and 4th ranked athletes or teams to determine placings in lanes 3 and 4, and
      3. another for the 2 lowest ranked athletes or teams to determine placings in lanes 1 and 2.
    1. For events with a straight final – no heats or semi-finals - then procedure (b) above will be used to determine the lanes, but with the ranking of athletes determined from personal best information supplied in entries.

 

  1. An athlete shall not be allowed to compete in a heat or lane other than the one in which his name appears, except in circumstances which, in the opinion of the Referee, justify an alteration.
  2. For events longer than 800m, procedures 4 will apply, but in each race all starting positions will be drawn by lot.

 

RELAYS

  1. Relays4 x 200m – will not include semi-finals.  The fastest six teams from all heats will be ranked according to their times, and assigned lane placings in the final as in 5 (b) above.         

 

RELAY TEAMS:

Please note the following instructions regarding relay declaration:

Declaration forms, detailed below, must be submitted 90 minutes before the published time for each round of the competition (i.e. a heat declaration form and a final declaration form).  Athletes must be from among those registered for the championships.  One team per Institution can take part, the team will each wear the Relay Team Institution letters provided and retain for the final.  All members of the same Institution must wear vests of the same design and colour, unless the Referee has given permission for a change to be made.

UKA Rule 170 (10) will apply:

“Once a relay team has started in a competition up to a total of four 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 8 athletes, 4 of these declared athletes will run in the HEATS. This must be submitted 90 minutes prior to the heats taking place.

BUCS Relay FINAL Declaration Form

The qualifying teams must declare no more than 4 additional athletes.  The ‘BUCS Relay FINAL Declaration Form’ will name the 4 athletes who participated in the heats and have 4 spaces.  Any 4 of these declared athletes will run in the FINALS. This must be submitted 90 minutes prior to the final taking place.

STARTING BLOCKS

ALL athletes in races up to and including 400 metres, including the first leg of a relay race, unless otherwise specified by the Competition Director SHALL be required to use only the starting blocks provided. 

BUCS ADVERTISING AND SPONSORSHIP

The Institution name may be displayed once on the front and once on the back of Vests/Leotards and once on the Lower Body Attire.

The Manufacturer’s Name/Logo may be displayed once on the front and once on the back of Vests/Leotards and once on the Lower Body Attire.

NB If you wish to compete in other competitions wearing your Institution kit it will need to conform to UKA/IAAF Advertising Rules.

FIELD EVENTS

  1. A qualifying round shall be held in field events in which the number of athletes is too large to allow the competition to be conducted satisfactorily in a single round (final).  When a qualifying round is held, all athletes shall compete in, and qualify through, that round.  Performances accomplished in a qualifying round shall not be considered as part of the competition proper, but would be eligible for record purposes.
  2. If there is no Qualifying round, the competition shall be run as a straight final at FINAL time.
  3. In a qualifying competition, the athletes shall be placed in pools using the zigzag distribution below, with the seeding determined from the relevant list of personal best information supplied in entries

Qualifying A

1

4

5

8

9

 

Qualifying B

2

3

6

7

10

etc

 

  1. The pools will be of approximately equal size and standard unless otherwise specified by the Competition Director.  Whenever possible, representatives of each institution will be placed in different pools in the qualifying round.  The order of competition within qualifying pools and the Final will be drawn by lot.
  2. Only Indoor Shot will be used in this competition, some will be provided. Competitors may 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. Such personal equipment is not available for use by other athletes without the permission of the owner.
  3. The conditions for qualifying, the qualifying standard and the number of athletes in the final, shall be decided by the Competition Director.  There should be 12 athletes in the final.
  4. After a review of the qualifying standards and 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/progressions and qualification heights/distances will be in place:

Event

Qualification

Starting Heights/Progressions

Men’s High Jump

2.02m

1.45m + 5cm to 1.90m then + 3cm

Women’s High Jump

1.75m

1.10m + 5cm to 1.60m then + 3cm

Men’s Pole Vault

4.70m

2.90m + 20cm to 4.10m then + 10cm

Women’s Pole Vault

3.60m

2.20m + 20cm to 3.20m then + 10cm

Men’s Long Jump

7.10m

 

Women’s Long Jump

5.90m

 

Men’s Triple Jump

14.00m

(11m and 13m boards ONLY)

Women’s Triple Jump

11.70m

(9m and 11m boards ONLY)

Men’s Shot

12.90m

 

Women’s Shot

12.00m

 

Entry Information 

Entry Dates and Costs

Entries open: 
Tuesday 26th November 2019

Entries Close: 
Student/Competitor Deadline:
Tuesday 21 January 2020 at 11:59pm
Institutional Administrators have 48 hours after the student deadline to approve entries.

This event will not offer staged entries. No late entries will be accepted under any circumstances.

Entry Costs

  • Individual Races: £16.75
  • Relay Races: £30.50
  • Reserves: will be charged £1 to cover administrative costs

Event Disciplines

Men's and Women's

Track
60m
60mH
200m
400m
800m
1500m
3000m

Field
High Jump
Long Jump
Triple Jump
Pole Vault
Shot Put

Relays
4x200

Parallel Success
Ambulant
60m
Shot Put
Long Jump

BUCS Points

Individual Championships (Men’s and Women’s)
Overall Team (Men’s and Women’s)

Overall Team is all athletes are eligible to count towards their University’s overall team total. The top 8 competitors in each event will score 20, 14, 10, 7, 5, 3, 2, 1 points respectively.

BUCS Points available for the aforementioned categories for individual championships are:

  • 1st place: 12 points 
  • 2nd place: 8 points 
  • 3rd place: 6 points
  • 4th place: 4 points


BUCS Points will not be allocated where the minimum number of competitors/teams has not been reached, or where there are not enough individual scores to extract a team score.

An individual/team must have beaten another individual/team to score BUCS Points (i.e. if three individuals/teams compete in an event, only two will score BUCS Points). This does not apply to extracted teams. Individuals/teams are regarded as having competed if they started the event; therefore DNS will not be regarded as having competed.Points will be available for para-athletes where applicable.

BUCS Points will be available for the top 8 teams. Please see Appendix 1 for a full breakdown of BUCS Points available for these Championships.

Entry Allowance

All BUCS member institutions may submit two entries per event. 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.

Please note that for ALL events, 2 athletes can be selected as guaranteed. Up to 10 athletes can then be selected as non-guaranteed and will be automatically added to the reserve list.

Entry Standards

Entry standards for athletes in the 3000m, Pole Vault and Triple Jump:

Male:

  • 3000m - 09:50.00
  • Pole Vault - 3.50m
  • Triple Jump - 12.00m

Female:

  • 3000m - 12:00.00
  • Pole Vault - 2.65m
  • Triple Jump - 10.00m

All athletes must provide a link to their Power of 10 Profile (or international equivalent, emailed to Ali Root and translated into English) when applying for the event on BUCS Play. 

All athletes must have a Best Performance for the events they are entered into from 1 January 2018 to 23 January 2020 inclusive.

Every BP will be checked for all events. 

Permitted Performances

All performances must be achieved between 1 Jan 2018 - 23 Jan 2020 inclusive.

  • 60m: 60m Indoor Track Time or 100m Indoor or Outdoor Track Time (Athlete will be given slowest entry BP for seeding purposes, the IAAF Scoring Tables of Athletics do not allow for comparison)
  • 60mH: 60mH Indoor Track Time or 100mH/110mH Indoor or Outdoor Track Time (Athlete will be given slowest entry BP for seeding purposes, the IAAF Scoring Tables of Athletics do not allow for comparison)
  • 200m: 200m Indoor or Outdoor Track Time
  • 400m: 400m Indoor or Outdoor Track Time
  • 800m: 800m Indoor or Outdoor Track Time
  • 1500m: 1500m Indoor or Outdoor Track Time
  • 3000m: 3000m Indoor or Outdoor Track Time or 5000m Outdoor Track or Road Race time at this distance and all must be within the entry standard (athlete will be given slowest entry BP or the IAAF Scoring Tables of Athletics will be used for seeding purposes)

Field Events can use Indoor or Outdoor Best Performances
Disability Events
- A previous performance in an event for newly classified athletes will not be necessary, but will be if entering other events.

Entry Process

To apply for this competition:
  1. Competitor to complete competition application on BUCS Play
  2.  Institution administrator approves entry
  3. BUCS approves/denies entry into competition and publishes confirmed entry list.

Any data will be handled in accordance with BUCS Privacy Policy
By participating in this event you agree to adhere to BUCS General Event Disclaimer
To check whether you are eligible to compete in BUCS competitions, please visit BUCS individual eligibility REG 4.

Timetable

The timetable for the Indoor Athletics Championships will be released shortly. 

Reserves

Reserves must be entered on BUCS Play alongside the entries.

Do not submit a reserve if they are already entered into an event, including relay.

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.

Substitutes must have an eligible BP within the last two years, meaning between 1 January 2018 and 23 January 2020 inclusive, for the event they are to be substituted into and will be checked on the day.

Entry Rejections

Entry rejections will be published on the 3 Feburary 2020 on the BUCS Website. 

  • No late entries will be accepted regardless of reason.
  • Any entry without a Po10 link (or equivalent) will be rejected.
  • Entries that do not meet an Entry Standard will be rejected.
  • Entries without a BP achieved between 1 January 2018 – 23 January 2020 inclusive will be rejected.
  • Entries without a BP submitted may be rejected.

Fines

Athletes and teams who fail to advise the event manager about withdrawals or substitutions prior to the 90 minute deadline before the event will be liable to a fine. 

 

OFFENCE CASH DURING EVENT LATE PAYMENT
No Show or Late Withdrawal from a Heat £15 £20
No Show or Late Withdrawal from a Final £20 £25


Any student withdrawing from the final of an event will face the above fine and will not be permitted to compete in any other events during the Championships.

Substitutions and Withdrawals

Substitutions and Withdrawals Procedure

  1.  Withdrawals and substitutions may be made up to 90 minutes before 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. Please note the exceptional withdrawal procedure for the following: Men’s and Women’s Pole Vault - the deadline for withdrawals from these events will be 2 hours before the start of the event.
  2. The 90 minute deadline will be judged from the clock on the Registration Desk.
  3. 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.
  4. Substitutes must have an eligible BP within the last 2 years, i.e. between 1 January 2018 and the 23 January 2020 inclusive, for the event they are to be substituted into and will be checked on the day. Standards and permitted performances will also apply to substitutions.
  5. Following the closure of entries and any subsequent checking of BPs, athletes on the reserve list will not be allowed to be substituted into an event from which they have previously been rejected if the reason for rejection was failing to provide a BP within the last 2 years, i.e. between 1 January 2018 and the 23 January 2020 inclusive, failing to provide a Po10 link (or equivalent results link) or not meeting the required standard for the 3000m, Pole Vault or Triple Jump.
  6. Athletes rejected as not meeting the 3rd/4th qualifying standard may be substituted back into the same event providing there are less than 2 athletes from the same institution in the event - the only exception to this is the 3000m, Pole Vault and Triple Jump where the required standard must be met in all cases and must have been achieved between 1 January 2018 and the 23 January 2020 inclusive; these substitutions will be checked on receipt of the substitution form.
  7. The online withdrawal and substitution forms will be live when entries close for this event. They will remain open until midday on Tuesday 11 February 2020. After this time withdrawals and substitutions must be made in person at the event.
  8. Mass withdrawals or substitutions may be submitted via email to Ali Root but must be on an excel sheet. After noon on Tuesday 11 February 2020 withdrawals and substitutions must be made in person at the event.

For substitutions, please title the columns with the following:

  • Event
  • Gender
  • Institution
  • Race # Out
  • First Name Out
  • Last Name Out
  • Race # In
  • First Name In
  • Last Name In
  • BP
  • Power of 10 Link

For withdrawals, please title the columns with the following:

  • Event
  • Race #
  • Institution
  • First Name
  • Last Name 
  • Gender

Important to note: 

Entry standards will apply to any substitutions. Following the closure of entries and any subsequent checking of Best Performances, athletes on the reserve list will not be allowed to be substituted into an event from which they have previously been rejected if the reason for rejection was failing to provide a Best Performance within the last 2 years, failing to provide a Power of 10 link (or equivalent results link) or not meeting the required standard where standards are necessary.