* To be confirmed.
Discus, Shot Put and Javelin Sizes
From the Under 9 age group upwards, the walking event will be conducted every
second week. It is the opinion of your Centres Committee that the walking event
must be competed in its entirety by athletes who participate in a serious and competitive
manner, in order for them to be awarded any points for the event. Failure by any
athlete to comply in this manner will lead to the athlete being asked to discontinue
with the race and leave the track immediately by Officials. Athletes and parents
may refer this disqualification to the Walks Specialists or the President of the
- U9s 700metres
- U10 to U11 1100metres
- U12 to U17 1500metres
The actual distance at our ground for the “500” pack start is 443.57m and for the
“700” pack start the distance is 635.34m. In the past this was constrained by our undersized track and the requirement that the pack starts are safer to start on a straight rather than on the bend. Despite the extension of the new track to now be a full 400m track, the current straights are still slightly too short to enable the full pack start events to start on a straight and finish at the standard finish line. As such, the committee voted to keep the distances for the Pack Starts the same as before, so as to maintain the old records.
However, please be aware that when Under 7 and Under 8 athletes compete at Zone,
Region, State Multi’s or other club’s Gala Days, they will be required to run the full
500m or 700m distance as applicable.