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Common Grading Standards

Competition entry standards

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Reference - Age Group overview

Age

School Year

UKA Rules Competition

Schools Competition

 

 

Winter

Summer

 

9/10

5

U11

U11

 

10/11

6

U11/U13 (1)

U13 (1)

 

11/12

7

U13

U13

 

12/13

8

U13

U15

Junior

13/14

9

U15

U15

Junior

14/15

10

U15

U17

Intermediate

15/16

11

U17

U17

Intermediate

16/17

12

U17

U20

Senior

17/18

13

U20

U20

Senior

18/19

14

U20

U20

 

20+

 

U20 / Senior

Senior

 

35+ (2)

 

Veteran women

 

 

40+ (2)

 

 

Veteran men

 

Notes:

(1) You enter the Under 13 age group on the day of your 11th birthday. A 10-year old can compete in the Mid Lancs T&F League if they are 11 by 31st August. Under 11s on 31st August but be registered with England Athletics and pay the Under 13 re'n fee before they can compete as an Under 13.

(2) You enter Veteran age bands on the day you reach the minimum age of the band.

Age Group Rules

If

Then Age Group is

Aged 11 or 12 on 31st August (1) And at least 11 on day of competition

Under 13

Aged 13 or 14 on 31st August (1)

Under 15

Aged 15 or 16 on 31st August (1)

Under 17

Aged 17 or over on 31st August but under 20 on 31st December in the calendar year of competition

Under 20 (Junior)

Aged at least 20 on 31st December in the calendar year of competition

Senior

Notes:
(1)
The competition year runs from 1st October to 30th September. For track & field, the age group for under 13, 15 and 17 is determined by the age on 31 August at the end of the competition year. For cross country and sportshall, it is determined by the age on 31st August at the start of the competition year. For example, if an athlete is an under 15 in track and field during the summer of 2002, then that athlete is also under 15 for the whole of the following cross country season

Maximum race distances

Last updated January 2015.

Maximum Road Running Distances

Maximum Cross Country Distances
Age on race day
All Runners
 
Age Group
All Runners
 
Over 11 . -Under 13
5000m
Under 13
3500m
Overv 13 - Under15
6000m
Under 15
5000m
Aged 15 years
10000m
Under 17
6500m
Aged 16 years
15000m
Juniors
10000m
Aged 17 years
25000m
Seniors
Unlimited
Over 18 - Under 20
Marathon
 
Seniors
Unlimited
   
Masters
Unlimited
   

Throwing weights by age group

Last updated January 2015.

Girls / Women

Shot
Discus
Hammer
Javelin

Under 13

2.72 kg
0.75 kg
3 kg
400 gr

Under 15

3 kg
1 kg
3 kg
500 gr

Under 17

3 kg
1 kg
3 kg
500 gr

Under 20

4 kg
1 kg
4 kg
600 gr

Senior & Vet 35 - 45

4 kg
1 kg
4 kg
600 gr

Senior Vet 50

3 kg
1 kg
3 kg
500 gr
Senior Vet 60    
3 kg
400 gr
Senior Vet 75    
2 kg
 

Boys / Men

Shot
Discus
Hammer
Javelin

Under 13

3.25 kg
1 kg
3 kg
400 gr

Under 15

4 kg
1.25 kg
4 kg
600 gr

Under 17

5 kg
1.5 kg
5 kg
700 gr

Under 20

6 kg
1.75 kg
6 kg
800 gr

Senior

7.26 kg
2 kg
7.26 kg
800 gr

Senior Vet40

7.26 kg
2 kg
7.26 kg
800 gr

Senior Vet 50

6 kg
1.5 kg
6 kg
700 gr

Senior Vet 60

5 kg
1 kg
5 kg
600 gr

Senior Vet 70

4 kg
1 kg
4 kg
500 gr
Senior Vet 80    
3 kg
400 gr

Northern Athletics T&F championship entry standards

There are no qualifying standards for league or county championships and Northern standards are often not applied.

 

Event
Snr Men
Snr W'men
Jnr Men
Jnr W'men
U17 Men
U17 W'men
U15 Boys
U15 Girls
100m
11.40
12.40
11.90
12.80
12.20
13.00
13.00
13.40
200m
23.30
25.40
23.80
26.00
24.10
26.60
25.10
27.50
300m
-
-
-
-
-
44.00
-
-
400m
51.00
58.00
53.50
63.00
55.00
-
60.00
-
800m
1.59
2.15
2.00
2.21
2.07
2.25
2.20
2.30
1500m
3.59
4.40
4.10
4.52
4.25
4.58
4.50
5.02
3000m
-
-
9.15
10.35
9.45
11.10
10.50
-
5000m
14.59
18.10
16.00
-
-
-
-
-
10000m
33.00
38.00
-
-
-
-
-
-
75m H
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
13.00
80m H
-
-
-
-
-
12.80
14.00
-
100m H
-
15.50
-
16.00
16.00
-
-
-
110m H
16.50
-
17.00
-
-
-
-
-
300m H
-
-
-
-
-
50.00
-
-
400m H
57.00
66.00
59.60
70.00
63.00
-
-
-
1500m S/c
-
-
-
-
4.55
-
-
-
2000m S/c
-
-
6.30
-
-
-
-
-
3000m S/c
9.45
-
-
-
-
-
-
-
High Jump
1.85
1.60
1.75
1.55
1.65
1.50
1.50
1.45
Pole Vault
4.00
2.40
3.00
2.30
2.60
2.00
2.40
-
Long Jump
6.50
5.50
6.00
5.25
5.50
5.10
5.00
4.75
Triple Jump
13.30
10.70
12.50
10.00
11.00
9.80
10.00
-
Shot
13.50
11.00
11.60
9.50
11.00
9.00
9.00
8.50
Discus
40.00
36.00
35.00
30.00
32.00
26.00
25.00
23.00
Hammer
45.00
34.00
35.00
28.00
32.00
27.00
25.00
-
Javelin
50.00
37.00
45.00
33.00
40.00
29.00
35.00
25.00
Event
Snr Men
Snr W'men
Jnr Men
Jnr W'men
U17 Men
U17 W'men
U15 Boys
U15 Girls

England Athletics T&F championship entry standards

under 15s |under 17s |under 20s |under 23s | seniors

Last updated January 2015.

U15
Boys
Girls
U17
Men
Women
69m
8.2 sec
8.6 sec
60m
7.7 sec
8.3 sec
100m
12.2 sec
13.00 sec
100m
11.5 sec
12.4 sec
200m
24.5 sec
27.0 sec
200m
23.5 sec
26.2 sec
300m
40.0 sec
-
300m
-
42.0 sec
800m
2 min 12 sec
2 min 24 sec
400m
52.5 sec
-
1500m
4 min 30 sec
4 min 53 sec
800m
2 min 05 sec
2 min 18 sec
3000m
10 min 00 sec
1500m
4 min 12 sec
4 min 46sec
60m H
10.0 sec
10.5 sec
60m H
9.0 sec
10.0 sec
75m H
-
12.0 sec
3000m
9 min 03 sec
10 min 30 sec
80m H
12.5 sec
-
80m H
-
12.2 sec
3000m Walk
18 min 50 sec
19 min 50 sec
100m H
14.4 sec
-
High Jump
1.65m
1.50m
300m H
-
48.0 sec
Pole Vault
2.90m
2.50m
400m H
60.0 sec
-
Long Jump
5.50m
5.00m
1500m S/c
4 min 50 sec
-
Triple Jump
11.50m
-
5000m Walk
29 min 00 sec
30 min 00 sec
Shot
11.80m
9.50m
High Jump
1.85m
1.60m
Discus
35.00m
29.00m
Pole Vault
3.90m
3.10m
Hammer
44.00m
33.00m
Long Jump
6.20m
5.30m
Javelin
40.00m
30.00m
Triple Jump
12.6m
10.80m
Pentathlon
Shot
13.00m
10.05m
     
Discus
43.50m
35.00m
     
Hammer
52.50m
39.00m
     
Javelin
52.00m
36.00m
     
Heptathlon
     
Decathlon
| under 15s |under 17s |under 20s |under 23s | seniors | top
Last updated January 2015
U20
Men
Women
U23
Men
Women
60m
7.6 sec
8.2 sec
     
100m
11.1 sec
12.2 sec
100m
11.0 sec
12.5 sec
200m
22.5 sec
25.5 sec
200m
22.2 sec
25.0 sec
400m
52.0 sec
59.0 sec
400m
50.0 sec
59.0 sec
800m
1 min 58 sec
2 min15 sec
800m
1 min 54 sec
2 min 14 sec
1500m
4 min 00 sec
4 min 40 sec
1500m
3 min 56 sec
4 min 40 sec
3000m *
 
10 min 05 sec
   
5000m
15 min 40 sec
5000m
15 min 10 sec
18 min 00 sec
60m H
8.9 sec
9.5 sec
60m H    
100m H
-
15.4 sec
100m H
-
15.0 sec
110m H
15.5 sec
-
110m H
16.2 sec
-
400m H
58.0 sec
66.0 sec
400m H
57.0 sec
65.0 sec
3000m S/c
10 min 10 sec
12 min 00 sec
3000m S/c
10 min 10 sec
12 min 00 sec
2000m S/c
8 min 00 sec
5km Walk *
-
-
5km Walk
-
28 min 30 sec
10km Walk *
50 min 00 sec
58 min 00 sec
10km Walk
52 min 00 sec
58 min 00 sec
High Jump
1.98m
1.68m
High Jump
1.90m
1.60m
Pole Vault
4.40m
3.30m
Pole Vault
4.40m
3.30m
Long Jump
6.90m
5.60m
Long Jump
6.50m
5.45m
Triple Jump
14.00m
11.70m
Triple Jump
13.60m
11.20m
Shot
13.00m
11.80m
Shot
13.00m
11.00m
Discus
40.00m
38.00m
Discus
44.00m
38.00m
Hammer
42.00m
44.00m
Hammer
44.00m
44.00m
Javelin
53.00m
40.00m
Javelin
53.00m
40.00m
     
Seniors
Men
Women
100m
10.85 sec
12.15 sec
200m
21.85 sec
24.8 sec
400m
48.0 sec
55.8 sec
800m
1 min 51 sec
2 min 11 sec
1500m
3 min 48 sec
4 min 28 sec
5000m
14 min 15 sec
17 min 00 sec
60m H    
100m H
-
14.45 sec
110m H
15.0 sec
-
400m H
54.0 sec
63.0 sec
2000m S/c
-
7 min 30 sec
3000m S/c
9 min 00 sec
11 min 20 sec
5km Walk
24 min 00 sec
27 min 00 sec
High Jump
2.11m
1.76m
Pole Vault
4.95m
3.70m
Long Jump
7.30m
5.95m
Triple Jump
15.10m
12.30m
Shot
15.80m
13.40m
Discus
51.00m
45.00m
Hammer
61.00m
52.00m
Javelin
67.00m
45.00m
 

 

 

 

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