scottishathletics last week launched our 4J Studios National Open Graded Series – with events planned for August and September.
The on-going Covid-19 pandemic ensured we reluctantly cancelled Scottish National Championship events for 2020 with the focus now on open graded and club events as the way back during a truncated track and field season.
Our 4J Studios National Open Graded Series will feature fixtures with a reduced programme of events and these will be conducted within Scottish Government guidelines (currently in Phase 3).
Entries have been coming in very steadily and please be aware that a couple of events are already close to being full – the 60m on the Saturday and 150m on the Sunday.
ENTRIES CLOSE THIS THURSDAY (JULY 30).
We would urge all athletes to read our Guidance document for Athletics before submitting an entry. Athletes are limited to ONE entry for each single meeting and these cost £5.
Senior, U20 and U17 athletes will be given priority places over other age groups. This will be followed by U15 and Masters. All U13 athletes will initially be placed on a waiting list.
At this juncture, we can only seek to deliver events with reduced numbers and a large slice of co-operation from all involved (venues, Officials, coaches and volunteers).
So decisions have been made on that basis and taking into consideration our Virtual Challenges (with regular SUPERteams events) and also hopefully club competition providing opportunities for younger athletes.
Entries are open now online for the first two events – these are provisionally scheduled for Grangemouth.
Entries will open on Monday 3 August for the next three events thereafter – see list below.
For the opening two events at Grangemouth the entries will close on Thursday 30 July.
All entries must be submitted online through the individual or club portals. There will be no entries accepted on the day due to the volume of pre-entries. Events may close early if capacity is reached. No late entries will be accepted.
If you experience online entry problems please email: email@example.com before midnight on the closing date. Emails submitted after this time will not be accepted as an entry.
Open Graded Series 1
Saturday 8 August Grangemouth
60m 180 entries will be accepted; 800m 108 entries will be accepted
Long Jump 54 entries will be accepted; Shot Put 27 entries will be accepted
Seated Throws 9 entries will be accepted
Open Graded Series 2
Sunday 9 August Grangemouth
150m 153 entries will be accepted; 500m 117 entries will be accepted
Javelin 27 entries will be accepted; Discus 27 entries will be accepted
ENTRIES OPEN MONDAY 3 AUGUST:
Open Graded Series 3 Saturday 22 August Venue TBC
Open Graded Series 4 Sunday 23 August Venue TBC
Open Graded Series 5 Sunday 23 August Aberdeen Sports Village