SCVAC LEAGUE KENT
DIVISIONS 2018 RULES
ENTRY FORMS AND SUBSCRIPTIONS -
Entry forms to Arthur Kimber and
subscriptions to Tom Richards
First claim athletes
Please inform Arthur Kimber of
second claim athletes on the entry form
Please give dates of birth of all
athletes to Brian Charlton
club Track result pads
Lane draws, throwing and jumping order, field cards, computerised results
club Starter, marksman
Track referee, field referee
clubs 1 timekeeper
1 track judge
At least 2 field judges as
Richard Mann will announce at all
3 trials in long throws and
triple jump, 4 in shot and long jump
Pole vault and high jump all
age groups start together
Divisions 1 and 2 may compete
separately or together depending on numbers
6-5-4-3-2-1 in all events
In sprint events
where there is a spare lane
In distance events
only where they will not overcrowd the race
In field events in
jumps and shot only where they will not seriously delay the timetable
non-scorers may not
compete in DT, HT and JT
There should be no non-scoring
races unless there is spare time in the scoring timetable
AGE GROUP COMPETITION
Athletes cannot compete in the
same event in different age groups in the same meeting, but may compete in
different events in different age groups in the same meeting
A AND B STRINGS
Where A and B strings run in
separate races, the faster athlete should always be placed in the A race
Where A and B strings run in the
same race, the first athlete to finish will score as the A string
RELAY BREAK POINTS
4X200 Athletes will start on the long
stagger and the third leg runner will break at the beginning of the back
4x400 First leg athletes will start on
the 800 start lines, run the first 100 in lanes and then break at the
beginning of the back straight
Any appeals about possible inaccurate individual results
must be made by the athlete concerned or
his/her team manager on the night.. The decision of the
track or field referee will be final.
The team results may not be finalised on the night, but
will be supplied by the recorder as soon
as possible after the night.
CANCELLATION OF FIXTURES
If a fixture is cancelled and at
least 80% of the events have been completed, the fixture will count as
a complete fixture and the remaining events will not be
If fewer than 80% of the events have been completed, the
points for the completed events will
count and the remaining events will be held at a later
An event is defined as a race/throw/jump in one division
in one age group, e.g.100m. division 1,
M40A and M40B
If the last fixture has to be cancelled, the league
positions after five matches will be the final results
for the season.
The first and second teams in division 1, men and women,
will compete in the final against the
winners from the other sections of the league
At the WMA General Assembly in
Brazil the following changes were made:
- W60-74 Javelin specification changes from 400g to
500g. (This applies to multi events etc.)
- All Men's Shot shall have the IAAF maximum
diameter of 130mm. And all Women's Shot shall have the IAAF maximum
diameter of 110mm.
- The .075k Discus shall have a maximum diameter of
Effective from 1 January 2014
Track & Field Rules
TRACK AND FIELD LEAGUE RULES
The league consists of clubs in six area
divisions. The club membership and number of divisions may be altered
as clubs leave or join the league.
Each division is organised by a divisional
coordinator and each clubs team(s) by a team manager, who will liaise
with the coordinator.
Entry forms for each season should be
completed and returned to the league secretary by 31st March.
Affiliation forms should be completed and
returned, with cheque for the appropriate amount, to the treasurer by 31st
March. Subscription rates are set by the SCVAC committee.
Competition will be for athletes in three age
groups, 35-49,50-59 and 60+. M70+ events may be held.
Athletes should be first claim members of their
club, or second claim provided that their first claim club does not
compete in the league. Second claim members, a maximum of five men and
five women, should be registered on the entry form and must be members
of your club by March 31st of the competition year. Combined
teams, of two or more clubs, are not eligible to compete in the league.
Regional masters clubs are not eligible to compete in the league. Guest
athletes from the league clubs may compete where space and time allow.
Four evening matches, six in Kent, should be
held between April and July, the dates and venues to be decided by the
coordinators and team managers. Matches should be held under UKA and
The provision of paperwork for the matches
should be arranged by the coordinators and team managers.
Club letters or numbers should be worn by all
Officials for the matches should be recruited
by the coordinators and team managers/club officials secretaries.
Clubs hosting matches may claim an allowance
from the treasurer to help offset costs.
Coordinators may claim expenses arising from
their work for the league from the treasurer.
All standard track events from 100m. to 3000m,
a 2000m. walk and all eight standard field events should be held. 5000m.
and hurdles events may be held if time permits. 4x100m and 4x400m relays
should be held and a 4x200 and a medley relay may be held.
Age group competition
35-49 2 competitors per club in all running events,
1 per club in the walk and field events.
50-59 1 competitor in all events
60+ 1 competitor in selected events to be
decided in each division
Relays 1 team per club in each relay
Where A and B strings run in separate races, the
faster athlete should be A string.
In all divisions except Kent four trials
should be allowed in all throws and in long and triple jump, in Kent
three trials in long throws and triple jump, four in shot and long jump.
Scoring is 8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 for all events and
for league points. This may be adjusted where there are more or fewer
clubs in a division.
Results should be sent as soon as possible
after each match to the league secretary, Power of 10, editor of The
Southerner, the rankings compiler and Athletics Weekly.
The winning clubs from each division, the top
two from Kent, will compete in a final towards the end of the season,
normally in September.
These rules have been drawn up by the league
secretary and the SCVAC committee and may be amended at the SCVAC AGM
after consultation with the coordinators.