Competition

Ashford Athletic Club is actively involved in county and national athletics competitions from the age of 11 years upwards.

To the left is information on competitions offered to the following age groups:

Youth (11-19 years old) – see the Development Pathway under ‘Youth’ for more information. Click here for AAC’s Parents Guide to Junior League Competitions.
Adult (19-35 years old)
Masters (35 years+)
Cross Country includes mid and long distance events

We offer Disability coaching and information on this can be found here.

Fixture information and Results for these competitions can be found under ‘Event & Fixtures’.  Alternatively the Fixture list for 2012 is attached here. The 2012 Fixture List has been placed in the events calendar on the ‘Events’ page. Locations for some dates will be placed on-line when known together with travel and event information.

Performance reports can be found under News. Click on the ‘Category’ that relates to your event and find your performance report. Click on a tag at the bottom of a news item to find all news items also with that tag.

As a club we compete in the following leagues:

Youth Development League
Kent Young Athletes League
Sportshall Athletics
Southern Athletics League
Kent Cross Country League
Kent Vets League

AAA Common Standards

Click here for the AAA Common Standards Scheme which covers Track & Field Standards for performances for all British Athletics.

2012 Changes to UKA rules

2012 Changes to the UKA Rule Book.

A list of Competition Rule changes has been issued ahead of the 2012-2014 UKA Rule Book publication.

Please click here for the UKA rules website with the new rules. The main change affecting athletes is that the false start rule is now for U17 & U20 athletes not just seniors. However please be aware of all the changes.

Parents Code of Conduct

A new AAC Parents Code of Conduct has been created for 2012 and can be found here and on every team page under ‘Competition’ on the club’s website. AAC_Parent_code_conduct_2012

Cardiac Risk in the Young

England Athletics, UKA and the other home country governing bodies are alert to our responsibilities to all participants in athletics in respect of all aspects of health and safety. One particular area that young athletes and their parents must be aware of is the risk of cardiac problems.

There have been instances of young athletes suffering potentially fatal heart conditions without being aware that they are at risk.

England Athletics would like to make you aware of a piece of work that has been undertaken by UKA. UKA has worked with Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) for several years, providing a screening service to athletes on the World Class Performance Programme. UKA and CRY are now seeking to encourage more athletes to use CRY’s screening service to help to identify any cardiac problems that may be otherwise hidden.

CRY is a charity that was established to raise awareness of conditions that can lead to the sudden cardiac death of young people. They operate a screening programme at a number of clinics around the UK and support this with mobile units that travel to other locations.

Full information about CRY and their services can be found on their website at www.c-r-y.org.uk. Young people between the age of 14 and 35 who would like to have cardiac testing can go to www.testmyheart.org. You can also see www.uka.org.uk/governance/health-safety/cardiac-screening-for-athletes/ for information on work being done by UKA in this area.