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Safety Information

All athletics track areas are potentially dangerous – therefore the following rules must be followed:

Training Nights

  • Infield throwing area is roped off and only athletes involved in a coaching session with a qualified coach are allowed to be inside this roped area.
  • Throwing of implements is not allowed anywhere else in the stadium or surrounding area.
  • Only athletes over the age of 16 are allowed to train without being in a group led by a recognised coach.
  • Make sure the track is clear of runners near to you when you have to cross it.
  • Coaches will arrange which lanes are to be used by groups. Stay in the lane you have been told to use.
  • Hurdles must always be approached from the legs-side.
  • Long and Triple jumps must have the take-off boards in place.
  • Do not run or jog in the ‘wrong’ direction on the track unless instructed by your coach.
  • Earphones, MP3’s, mobile phones and other similar electronic devices are prohibited track side.

Competitions and matches at all tracks (Additional to the above rules)

  • Infield area is roped off and off-limits except when competing in field events.
  • Only go to your event if it is safe and officials are waiting for competitors.
  • No practice throws or jumps are allowed until officials in charge of the event say so.
  • Make sure the track is clear of runners near to you when you have to cross it.
  • Hurdlers not to practice until cleared by track officials.
  • Try and do your warm-up away from the competition area where possible.
  • Keep away from throwing and jumping areas unless you are competing in that event.