SEASON’S INFORMATION 2009-10
Sports Programme Manager – Vikki Scott 8 September 2009
This pack contains an overview of the Athletics programme 2009-10. You are advised to keep
this pack with you throughout the season to refer to when you have queries.
Information Sources & Communication Lines
If you require further information throughout the year you must first contact your Athletic
The BUCS Essentials is available at www.bucs.org.uk on the second working day of each week
and will be sent to all BUCS members. The Essentials contains all the important information
regarding BUCS Events and should be used in conjunction with the Sports Specific
The Athletics webpage will also provide you further information and news and can be found at
Calendar of Events
Date Event Entries Closing Pre Event Entry
Open Date Info Process
BUCS Cross Country
06 Feb Online via
Championships 17 Nov 2009 14 Jan 2010 26 Jan 2010
2010 Fixtures Live
University of Stirling
BUCS Indoor Athletics
13-14 Mar Online via
Championships 24 Nov 2009 11 Feb 2010 02 Mar 2010
2010 Fixtures Live
BUCS Marathon Email entry
Championships Nov 2009 January 2010 13 Apr 2010 form issued
Virgin London Marathon by BUCS
BUCS Outdoor Athletics
01-03 Championships Online via
02 Mar 2010 08 Apr 2010 20 Apr 2010
May 2010 Bedford International Fixtures Live
BUCS Combined Events
05-06 Jun Championships
30 Mar 2010 TBC 25 May 2010 form issued
2010 Northwood Stadium,
The following competitions are currently offered within the BUCS Programme:
BUCS Championships 2010
Sheffield, 10-14 March 2010
The largest annual multi sport event in the UK returns to Sheffield for its third year and will
attract up to 5,000 competitors participating in a variety of sports. The Indoor Athletics
Championships will be part of this event on the 13-14 March.
Rules & Regulations
When participating in BUCS Competitions you must ensure you are aware of the Rules and
Regulations to which you are competing, there may have been changes to the regulations
since last season so please read them carefully. You should be aware of the following
BUCS General Regulations – these relate to all sports.
BUCS Sports Specific Regulations – these relate to Athletics only and the 2009-10 regulations
are attached to this pack in Appendix 1.
NGB’s Laws of the Sport – you should be aware of the NGB Laws of the Sport. Please contact
UK Athletics (www.ukathletics.net) for more information.
Results from BUCS Athletics Championships will be circulated in the BUCS Essentials and
posted on www.bucs.org.uk/athletics.
Your performances in BUCS Competitions will contribute to your institution’s points tally in the
BUCS Overall Championships. You can view the Overall Table throughout the year at
The way in which these points are allocated can be viewed on the BUCS website.
BUCS will field a team at the Loughborough International Meeting held in May 2010. The team
will be selected via a nomination process and by performances at the 2010 BUCS Outdoor
Championships. Nomination forms will be available on the BUCS website in the weeks
preceding the event and at the Outdoor Championships.
The World University Cross Country Championships take place in Kingston, Canada on 11
April 2010. Subject to sanctioning of a team to attend, further details on the Championships,
required paperwork and the selection policies will be posted on the International pages of the
BUCS website as soon as they are available.
Sports Management Group (SMG)
The SMG is responsible for the development of Athletics and offers technical advice to the
BUCS Sports Programme Manager throughout the season. The SMG members for 2009-10
Peter Bovill SMG Chair
Anne Marie Hughes Vice Chair & Strathclyde University
Piers Jones BUCS Associate Member
Chris Coleman Cross Country representative
Harry Mawdsley BUCS Life Vice President
Colin Bovell University of Bath
Steven Garrett University of Sheffield
If you have any comments on how university Athletics can be developed and improved or any
issues you would like to raise please email firstname.lastname@example.org and your message will
forwarded on to the relevant SMG contact.
It is the responsibility of either the individual or institution to ensure that all entrants have
appropriate insurance in order to compete. BUCS DOES NOT insure any competitor for any of
1. Athletics Regulations 2009-10