Track and Field
Little Athletics gives children the opportunity to have a go at all of the disciplines of Track and Field.
Over the course of the summer season, depending on their age group, athletes will participate in a range of events. U8’s participate in 4 events each week, while all older age groups participate in 5 events. GLAC runs a three-week program, with different events scheduled for Program 1, 2 and 3. See below for details of the weekly programs.
Because there are so many athletes competing, sprint races are run in heats. Athletes are placed in heats with others of a similar ability, based on times from previous races. This ordering may change throughout the season.
Results are recorded in all events and can be viewed at the link below:
All families must adhere to the rules in the parent declaration, which includes obligations for performing duties at the track.
The events offered as part of the 2018-19 GLAC program are:
|Track Events||Age Groups|
|70m||U8 – U10|
|400m||U9 – U16|
|800m||U9 – U16|
|1500m||U11 – U16|
|60m Hurdles||U8 – U11|
|80m Hurdles||U12 – U13, U14 Girls|
|90m Hurdles||U14 Boys|
|100m Hurdles||U15 – U16|
|200m Hurdles||U13 – U14|
|300m Hurdles||U15 – U16|
|1100m Walk||U10 – U11|
|1500m Walk||U12 – U16|
|Field Events||Age Groups|
|Triple Jump||U11 – U16|
|High Jump||ALL (U8 – U10 scissors only)|
|Javelin||U11 – U16|