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Cork Athletics Competition Bye-Laws

Competition Bye-Laws of Cork Athletics County Board

 

Track and Field

At juvenile, junior and senior level the Cork county board promotes cmhampionships in all track and field events as outlined in the Athletics Ireland competition rule handbook.

There is no provision for novice track and field. Athletes traditionally in this grade are now catered for in the series of graded leagues promoted throughout the summer.


Cross-Country


Distances for Cork County Championships

Cross-Country Distances & Age Criteria
Category Female Male Age (2021)
Under 9 750 750 Born 2013
Under 10 1000 1000 Born 2012
Under 11 1500 1500 Born 2011
Under 12 2000 2000 Born 2010
Under 13 2500 2500 Born 2009
Under 14 3000 3000 Born 2008
Under 15 3500 3500 Born 2007
Under 16 4000 4000 Born 2006
Juvenile Relays
(U10, 12, 14 & 16) 
  4 x 500 
  4 x 500 
Under 17 4000 5000 Born 2005
'B' U9 750 750 As above
'B' U11 1000 1000 As above
'B' U13 1500 1500 As above
'B' U15 2500 2500 As above
'B' U17 3000 3000 As above
Under 18 4000 6000 Born 2004
Under 19 4000 6000 Born 2003
Under 23 4000 7000

Must be at least 20 and under 23

on December 31st in year of competition

Junior 4000 6000

Must be at least 16 and under 20

on December 31st in year of competition

Novice 'B' 4000 7000

Must be 19 years of age or over

on December 31st in year of competition

Novice 4000 6000

Must be 19 years of age or over

on December 31st in year of competition

Masters 4000 7000

Masters age is determined by their age

on Date of Competition

Masters M65 - 4000

Masters age is determined by their age

on Date of Competition

Intermediate 5000 8000

Athletes must be at least 20

on December 31st in year of competition

Senior 6000 10000

Athletes must be at least 18

on December 31st in year of competition


The distances for both the county juvenile and adult cross country championships are as set out in the Athletics Ireland competition rule handbook. The county junior men and women and the county senior men's championships are run at the National Inter-counties distance.

The county senior women's championship distance is 6000m

Team Competitions


Teams of any number from the same club can enter the team contest with the first 4 counting towards the team's result (3 to count in masters over 50 teams). In adult ladies and at juvenile B competition if there are less than 3 teams with 4 finishers than the remaining team


Medal positions will be decided in the usual manner by including any remaining teams with 3 finishers

Adult Grades

An athlete who is not eligible to compete in novice or intermediate at provincial or National level is automatically not eligible to compete at that grade at Cork county level.


The status of an athlete at Cork county will not be affected by any performance, at a provincial or national championship, that does not rule the athlete out of the grade at provincial or national level.


Mens County Novice A Championship

The athlete must not have won an individual medal in the county novice cross country previously, or an individual medal at the county intermediate or senior cross-country championships.


Womens County Novice A Championship

The athlete must not have won the county novice cross country previously or an individual medal at the county intermediate or senior cross-country championship

 

Mens County Intermediate Championship

The athlete must not have previously won an individual medal in either the county intermediate or senior championships.

 

 

Womens County Intermediate Championship

The athlete must not have won the county intermediate cross country previously or an individual medal at the county senior cross-country championships

 

Men and Womens Novice B  Championship

The athlete must be eligible for the county novice A and must not have won a medal in any cross country championship event in the current season at any level. Previous individual novice B medal winners are also excluded.

Re-Grading

The only existing rule regarding re-grading at county level is that an athlete can only be re-graded one grade down at a time, decided on the merits of the case put before the September county board meeting.

Recommendation

If an athlete wishes to be re-graded he/she should start at the highest status from which they have been eliminated and work down one step at a time i.e. an athlete not eligible for Munster novice should not be re-graded to back to novice status at Cork before being re-graded at Munster.

 

Road Championships


Novice Men

The athlete must not have won an individual medal at any road race championship greater than 1500m at any level (including county novice). The athlete must not have previously been a scoring member on a club team that won a county road championship twice.

Novice Women

The athlete must not have won an individual medal at any road race championship greater than 1500m at any level (including county novice).
The distance for novice and masters, men and women road championships, is 4 miles.
Team results are calculated on the basis of 4 to score

There are no road championships for Intermediate grade.

For seniors, the County Board strives to facilitate county championships within existing open road races at 10 miles, half-marathon and marathon distances.

 

Team Results

Team results are calculated on the basis of 3 to score
Double entry fee applies to athletes entering on the day of competition for non-juvenile championship competitions (track and field, cross country and road).

 

About Us

Cork Athletics County Board is a constituent member of Athletics Ireland. Cork Athletics is the governing body, administering athletics, track and field (T&F), cross-country (XC) and running in county Cork. The Board comprises elected representatives of constituent athletic clubs and running clubs. Cork County Board AAI organises Championship races and competition, including road, track & field (T&F) and Cross-country (XC), at junior, juvenile, senior and masters levels, and selects representation for the county. In addition, training and education is provided for coaches and officials. The Board also regulates the Athletics Ireland race/event permit (licence) process for county Cork.
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