Endurance Officials



Training Courses For Endurance Officials


Date Location Course Name Comments
 
    (no current courses locally)  
 
An Endurance Officials course (one of the few nationally) was held in Downend on October 30th 2016; for future courses, you will need to apply on the England Athletics Form. Closing dates apply: further information can be found on the "Courses and Bookings" section of the England Athletics Website.


There is a new Level 1 award: Endurance Timekeeper. To gain this award, you must:

  • Complete the full Level 1 Endurance course including risk awareness.
  • Work with a more experienced timekeeper at 4 endurance (out of stadium) events to include both timekeeping and timekeeper’s recorder duties. Race Walking events can be included. All events must be competitions taking place under UKA rules.
  • Submit an application form listing the experiences.
  • Complete a DBS police check through UK Athletics or Home Country equivalent.

There is no progression beyond Level 1.


Endurance Officials -- Realignment of Levels


This will be the officiating structure from April 1st 2016 for Endurance officials:

  • Level 1: Club (capable of Officiating at small club and local races of around 250 runners or less.
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  • Level 2: County (capable of Officiating at county or district standard races of around 600 runners or less. They will also be qualified to referee local or club races provided they have completed the required course modules.
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  • Level 3: Regional (capable of Officiating at Home Country Championships, or races of 1000 runners or less. Can act as race referee and more senior positions at races at county, regional or district level, or races of 1000 athletes or less.
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  • Level 4: UK Official: capable of Officiating at UK wide races, or large field races over 1000 runners; Can act as race referee and more senior positions in larger races. Race Management: Their skills will orientate around the administration and organisation of an off track race. Such officials will focus on development of key areas of officiating and event management, organisation and support functions.
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  • Level 5: International: major roles in IAAF races.

Officials qualified as at March 31st 2016 were automatically transferred to their new levels (L2a to L1; L2b to L2; L2c to L3; L3/L4 to L4)

Endurance Officials: Record Of Experience


Officials please note: at the end of each Track season you need to submit your Record of Experience. Please visit the Form 10 Page for more details.

Road Racing: Traffic Management



Road ClosedThere are now Traffic Management courses for Road and MT/Cross Country officials (no current dates known). H&S legislation requires event management and those employed to carry out marshalling duties on roads to establish and maintain safe working practices. The course is open to UKA Licensed officials and is for Race Directors, Sector Marshals and Course Managers/ Directors. On completion of the day and an assessment each delegate will have the qualification to sign and implement road closures and diversions.