Event Information

Date: Friday 4 December 2020

Venue: Virtual Event

Organiser: scottishathletics

Organiser Email: events@scottishathletics.org.uk

Level: Virtual

Closing Date: Thursday 3 December 2020

 

Entry Opens: Monday 16th November

Entry Closes: Thursday 3rd Decmeber

Competition Window: 0000 Friday 4th December to 2359 Monday 7th December

Submission Deadline: Tuesday 8th December

 

Entry

  • Registration is through the scottishathletics online club or individual portal
  • Entry is £2 for scottishathletics affiliated members.
  • Club Entries are £2 per athlete.
  • Entry is open to athletes in the U11, U13, U15, U17, U20, Senior and Masters age groups.
  • Age groups are based on the current 2020-21 Road/Cross Country competition year.
  • Entry is open to members of scottishathletics only.

 

Race Distances

  • 1.5km U11 / U13
  • 3km U15 / U17 / U20 / Sen / Masters
  • 5km U17 / U20 / U20 / Sen / Masters
  • 10km U20 / Sen / Masters

 

Results

  • Performances should be submitted online to scottishathletics by the athlete taking part and state time elapsed.
  • Athletes in the U15 age group and above are expected to provide a Garmin/Strava link to their run as proof of their performance. Athletes in the U11 and U13 age groups do not need to provide this but should complete their runs within an organised club training session under the supervision of a UKA qualified coach.
  • Athletes must make their runs PUBLIC on their Garmin/Strava profile to allow results scrutiny.
  • Performances submitted that do not comply with the rules set out will be marked as non-scoring in the final results and will not be eligible as qualifying performances.
  • Club group runs organised and supervised by a UKA qualified coach are acceptable for results purposes.  The supervising Coach should be named in place of GPS data.

 

Result Categories

  • Individual by Age Group
  • Teams of 3 Any Age Any Gender per distance
  • Club Team - 1 result each distance
  • Total Combined Distance by Club

 

GENERAL RULES

These general rules apply to all scottishathletics Virtual Challenge events

 

Challenge Rules

  • Distances must be run between 00:00 on Day 1 and 23:59 on Day 4 of the challenge.
  • You may attempt the Challenge more than once, but only your final submitted result will be accepted.
  • Results must be submitted by 12:00 on Day 5 of the challenge, using the instructions on the entry page. Runs should be named ‘SA Virtual Challenge’
  • Strava or Garmin are the only apps that can be used: other running apps are not compatible with the scoring system.

 

Safety

  • Athletes MUST avoid popular running/walking routes or busy parks.
  • Be considerate to other people by keeping a 2m (minimum) distance at all times when passing in public.
  • Do not drive somewhere to run unless absolutely necessary – stay close to home or your usual training venue.
  • ALL runs must start and finish at around the same point – either lapped or out and back.

o Para Wheelchair or Race Runner athletes may submit Point to Point results.  P2P results with a net elevation loss of more than 10m will be subject to a 10sec penalty per 10m of loss.

  • Lapped off-track courses must not include laps of less than 1km.
  • Runs completed on a certified synthetic running track are admissible with the provision that they are:

a) supervised by a UKA Licenced Coach

b) backed up by suitable GPS data showing full completion of the challenge distance as measured on the track (number of completed laps)

  • Club group runs organised and supervised by a UKA qualified coach are acceptable for results purposes.

 

All current government guidelines regarding physical distancing must be strictly adhered to. Any changes to government guidelines will be implemented immediately.

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Challenge Rules
Safety and Conduct