Competition Day Information
New Forest Junior Athletic Club
COMPETION DAY INFORMATION
Winter Cross Country
You will receive an email informing you of upcoming races with locations, timings and course maps. We encourage EVERYONE to participate in Cross Country - there is no team selection.
We advise athletes arrive about an hour before their start time to allow time to locate the club representative/club tent, collect their number, walk the course and warm up. Athletes should run in their NFJ t-shirt (U11s) or vest (U13+) and black shorts/leggings. We recommend running in spikes with 9-15mm spikes.
In addition, depending on the weather athletes might also want to bring the following:
· A base layer to wear under their club strip in very cold weather
· A warm hoody that they can wear to the start line
· Wellingtons/alternative sturdy footwear to walk the course
· Plenty of warm, dry layers and warm dry footwear/socks for after the race
As soon as their race is over athletes are free to leave and results are published later in the week.
Summer Track and Field
As with the Cross Country you will receive an email informing you of upcoming events requesting your availability and event preferences. Athletes can compete in up to three events and a relay. Team selection is based upon an athlete’s preference and ability and final team sheets are circulated ahead of the day.
Again it’s advisable athletes arrive an hour ahead of their first event in order to locate the club tent, collect their number and warm up. Athletes should run in their NFJ t-shirt/vest (U11s) or vest (U13+) and black shorts/leggings. We recommend running in trainers or running spikes with 6mm track spikes.
Track and Field meetings are generally all day affairs and facilities can be limited to a tuck shop/small café bar at best. Therefore you will want to bring deckchairs, picnic blanket, sun/rain umbrellas and a picnic.
Results are generally displayed throughout the day with comprehensive results to follow.
Again, you will receive an email with details of the upcoming competition. There is no team selection for Sportshall, all children are welcome and all athletes participate in the same events on the day.
Athletes should arrive 30 mins ahead of the start time in order to register, collect their number and warm up. Athletes should compete in their NFJ t-shirt/vest (U11s) or vest (U13+), black shorts/leggings and trainers. Facilities at Sportshall events can vary widely but it’s always advisable to bring a water bottle and snacks.
During Sportshall competitions, athletes rotate around the various events in their respective clubs, so your child will always be with their NFJ team-mates.
Results are uploaded online throughout the day with comprehensive results to follow.