Entries now open for National Open

Friday 27th November 2015

The National Open marks the start of the scottishathletics Indoor Season and there’s no doubt it has become a hugely popular meeting in the past few years.

Athletes will gather at the Emirates Arena on Saturday 16 January for the 2016 version in an event which has an open graded format.

More than 800 athletes entered for the 2015 National Open and on that occasion we had to cap the numbers in three events.

Now, with entries already open for 16 January, we’ve taken the decision to again place some restrictions on entries for certain events.

These restrictions are being made in order to have a workable schedule for everyone involved on the day and follow discussions with the Track and Field Commission as well as our scottishathletics Officials.

Events affected:

60m: 272 entries will be accepted

200m: 270 entries will be accepted

800m: 144 entries will be accepted

Long Jump: 150 entries will be accepted

*Entries for these capped events will be treated on a first come, first served basis.

*In the field events, all competitors will receive three attempts.


You have to be a signed-up member of scottishathletics to compete at the National Open and entries are made by the online process only. If you are from outside Scotland, you need to be a member of your national federation.

Entries must be made before the closing date deadline (midnight on Tuesday 5 January) and there are no entries on the day for our indoor events.

Details of the age group bandings for U13, U15, U17, U20 and Senior for the indoor season are on the Events section on the page for the National Open or other relevant event.


Photos by Bobby Gavin

 Album from the 2015 National Open at the Emirates



Tags: Emirates Arena, Indoor Season, National Open

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