Competition Rules

QMA abides by and follows the competition rules stipulated by both the IAAF and the WMA unless otherwise specified. If you are unsure about these rules arrangements can be made for the purchase of the rule books through QMA.

 

SAFETY ISSUES

PLEASE HELP US TO KEEP YOU SAFE WOULD YOU PLEASE ADHERE TO THE PROCEDURE OF KEEPING OFF THE GRASSED FIELD AREA UNLESS YOU ARE COMPETING OR OFFICIATING.

FIELD ATHLETES - PLEASE DO NOT WALK DOWN THE FIELD TO GET TO AN EVENT AT THE OTHER END.
ALL ATHLETES - PLEASE DO NOT TAKE A SHORTCUT ACROSS THE FIELD.
IN ALL CASES - PLEASE WALK AROUND THE OUTSIDE OF THE TRACK TO GET TO WHERE YOU WANT TO GO. IT IS A SMALL PRICE TO PAY FOR YOUR SAFETY!
* PLEASE STAY OFF THE FIELD, UNLESS OFFICIATING
* IF COMPETING OR OFFICIATING – WATCH THE THROWER AND THE IMPLEMENT VERY CAREFULLY – NOT ONLY IN YOUR EVENT BUT THOSE RUNNING BESIDE IT (E.G. DISCUS & JAVELIN; HAMMER & JAVELIN)
* HAMMER CAGE GATES MUST BE CLOSED AT ALL TIMES DURING COMPETITION AND WARMUP.
* TREAT THE TRACK LIKE A ROAD WHEN CROSSING IT, LOOK BOTH WAYS, ATHLETES COMPETING IN AN EVENT ALWAYS HAVE RIGHT OF WAY.

 

GROUND FEES

$10.00 per competition day. Payable on arrival.

Please make sure you have signed in and your entry form is filled out and handed in at least 1 hour before your first event.

 

RECORDING

All track athletes must report to the recording tent at the end of each running and walking event. Distance runners & walkers must finish on the outside of the markers on the track, otherwise they may not be receive a time or place.

 

WARM UP

Warm-ups for events should be finished before the scheduled start time of each event. This ensures that the programme runs to time.

 

WALKS

Walks are competition walks. The competitor must obviously be trying to walk properly. Once you have been cautioned as to an incorrect walking action, if you do not try to correct, you are liable to disqualification.
Some allowance is made for athritic knees in the older athlete at club level.

 

FIELD EVENTS

Field Events (Jumps & Throws). You may compete out of turn in the current round if you wish to leave for another event. However, you may not compete in the next round until the current one has finished. You may come back to the competition, but you cannot make up any rounds you may have missed. Also, you may not enter the competition after the first 3 rounds have concluded.

 

RECORDS

Queensland Records are Queensland Masters Athletics Association members records. They do not include "records" for non association members. (Competitors who think they may break a track record) should ask the Chief Timekeeper to have 3 watches on their run. For events from 2000 metres upwards, the competitor is required to have a lap scorer to record the laps, as well as 3 watches. For sprints and jumps, a wind gauge is required. For throws and jumps, an approved fibre-glass or steel tape (for World Records) must be used. Lap Scoring sheets must be handed in to the Recorder.

Records will not be allowed unless the above conditions are met. Queensland Records set in QMAA Competition are noted by the State Statistician. Australian and World Records must be applied for on an Official Form. See the Statistician.

A Masters Athlete setting a record (consistent with the above conditions), in any other recognised competition such as QA Interclub or Country Events run by Registered Officials, must write down all the details on the day of competition, signed by Officials, and returned with a copy of the event sheet to the Statistician as soon as possible. Please ask the state statistician for the official forms for World, Australian and Queensland Records to keep on hand. The Record Application forms are also available for download in the record section of this website.
Note : A copy of a lap-scoring sheet is also required for distance events.

State Statistician: Heather Doherty

Master Athletics
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