A 30000m track race will be held at Newcastle Athletic Field on Friday 24th of May. The event is open to registered athletes from NSW and interstate and will be run to IAAF standards with hand timing being used. Times may be used for national records and international rankings. 20000 and 25000 performances will be recorded on route but will only stand for 30000m finishers.
Strict participation guidlines will apply including a performance standard of;
Men: Sub 2hr40min marathon OR 70minute half marathon
Women: Sub 2hr54min marathon OR 77minute half marathon
Rules of the event
Athletes can wear spikes or flats. Any uniform may be worn so long as it complies with IAAF standards.
Athletes may not be paced by lapped runners.
Athletes must supply their own lap counter who will sit under the direction of the Track Referee.
Athletes may prepare drinks which will be available from a drink station set up on the track (to IAAF standards)
Details are still being confirmed. The likely timetable will be;
3:00pm - Track Open for check in and warm ups
4:00pm - Welcome
4:15pm - 30000m and wheelchair marathon
6:30pm - Allcomers 3000m (hosted by Newcastle Veterans Athletic Club, enter on the day)
Enter by Expression of Interest
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org should you be interested in competing. A nominal entry fee may be required ($10 - TBC)
Entries for the 3k will be taken on the night from 5:30pm and will cost $5. Anyone is welcome to constest this event.