Major indoor athletics championships, 2019

Posted by Phil Budd 0065 on 4 December 2018

For our track and field athletes the indoor season is fast approaching, the following are details for the major open events in chronological order. For entry details click on the appropriate link.
London games; under 13,15,17-5th/6th January (closing date for entries, 30th December) Lee Valley Athletics Centre.
SEAA (Southern Counties) Championships; under 13,15,17-12th /13th January (closing date for entries, 2nd January) Lee Valley Athletics Centre.
SEAA(Southern Counties) Championships under 20/Senior -19th/20th January (closing date for entries 8th January) Lee Valley Athletics Centre.
London games; under 20/senior- 26th/27th January (closing date for entries 20th January) Lee Valley Athletics Centre.
England Athletics Open Championships, under 20,17,15-  24th February (closing date for entries 1st February) EIS Sheffield. There are entry standards for this event, please check information on links below.
London Games;
https://www.visitleevalley.org.uk/en/content/cms/outdoors/athletics-centre/competition-entry-forms/london-indoor-games/
South of England (SEAA) Championships; 
http://www.seaa.org.uk/index.php/events/track-and-field
England Athletics Open Championships.
https://events.englandathletics.org/competition/england-athletics-open-under-20-17--15-indoor-championships-2019/profile

Track and field age groups
If you are unsure whether you can compete within a certain age group (u11, u13, u15, u17, u20 etc) then the following guidelines taken from the UK Athletics Rules for Competition (Rule 107) will help determine which age group is applicable.
(1) The Competition Year shall extend from 1st October to 30th September in the following year.
Under 11 Boys and Girls (School Years 4 and 5)
UK Athletics Rules do not specifically cater for athletes under the age of 11 years. This does not necessarily preclude provision by organisers of competitions for events for athletes younger than 11 years, with correspondingly reduced distances to be run and lighter implements to be used.
Under 13 Boys and Girls (School Years 6 and 7)
Track and Field competition for Under 13’s shall be confined to competitors who are aged 11 or 12 on the 31st August within the Competition Year, as defined in (1) above.
Under 15 Boys and Girls (School Years 8 and 9)
Track and Field events for Under 15’s shall be confined to competitors who are aged 13 or 14 on 31st August within the Competition Year, as defined in (1) above.
Under 17 Men and Women (School Years 10 and 11)
Track and Field events for Under 17’s shall be confined to competitors who are aged 15 or 16 on 31st August within the Competition Year, as defined in (1) above.
Under 20 Years Junior Men and Women
Track and Field events for Juniors shall be confined to competitors who are 17 or over on 31st August within the Competition Year, as defined in (1) above, but Under 20 on 31st December in the calendar year of competition.
Seniors
A Senior is a competitor who is at least 20 years of age on 31st December in the calendar year of competition.
Masters
Events for Masters shall be confined to athletes who are at least 35 years of age on the day of competition.

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