Rules for Competition / official notifications


The UK Athletics Rules for Competition are published every two years.  The current rule book runs from April 1 2002 to March 31 2004. Every club secretary is sent a copy of the new rule book on publication but additional copies can be purchased from:  UK Athletics Book Centre, 5 Church Road, Bookham, Surrey KT23 3PN, Telephone 01372 452804, Fax 01372 458005.


For the next edition of the UKA Rule Book to be published in 2004, Management Committees of affiliated Clubs, Associations and other Organisation may submit suggestions for changes to rules to UKA no later than 31 July 2003.


Following a full review by the appropriate Policy and Support Team during December, rule changes will be finalised by the UKA Executive Board in early January 2004.


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Notifications given to clubs on rules or other rules related articles (commencing January 2003)


Date Item To whom
4 Jul 2003 Rule Information for Hurdlers Web Site
13 Jun 2003 Information on Community Amateur Sports Clubs Web Site
End May 2003 uka news :


  • Article highlighting timescales for suggestions to rule changes. 
  • Reminder to event organisers of new throws’ sector layout and changes to the pole vault rules which reduce the length of the pegs by 20mm and outlaws cross bars with more than one side. 
  • Reminder clubs to consider possible nominations for the November election of a new Vice President for UKA. 
  • Endurance – revising distance rules for age groups

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  • Road Running – A4 flyer sent to clubs inviting them to read and comment on guidelines for medical aspects of road race organisation and provision.
Club Secretary (5 copies)
Feb 2003 Amendments to U17 rules letter Club Secretary
5 Feb 2003 Web article – U17 Rule change  - clarification    Web users
10 Jan 2003 Web article – U17 Rule change   Web users