Weekly Quadrathlon @home

Are you missing the buzz of track and field competition while we’re all at home in lockdown?  If so, then sign-up for our new fun weekly track and field Quadrathlon competition – open to anyone aged 9 or over and perfect for setting up at home!

Building on the success of our recent virtual challenges, such as our Virtual Road Relay Competition, our latest @home competition uses four well-known Sportshall Activities to form a track and field Quadrathlon! Sportshall have very kindly worked with us to host this activity on the OpenTrack virtual competition platform – accessible for you all.

The competition begins on the 23 January and will be a weekly challenge competition, taking place on each weekend running until the 28 February. Each weekend is like a new competition – so you can take part each week, every other week, or just once. The beauty of this competition is you can decide when to do it – and it’s a great way to measure your own progress whilst also competing against others.

The events included in our Weekly Track and Field Quadrathlon @home are: Shuttle Run, Standing Long Jump, Vertical Jump and Target Throw.

If you are under 16 please ensure you ask for parental assistance to set up and execute these events to ensure they are safe.

Videos for how to set up each of the activities have been created by Sportshall Athletics and can be found on YouTube. Links are as follows:

The competition weekends will be 23/24 January, 30/31 January, 6/7 February, 13/14 February, 20/21 February and 27/28 February.

More information and rules

Entrants should complete the challenges over the stated competition weekend and the submit their scores via OpenTrack that same weekend or by the deadline of 23:59 the following Monday.

All events must be completed in one day on the same day in succession with no more than 1 hour break between each activity.

Each athlete must have their own OpenTrack login and cannot use their parents, although the parent’s email address can be used.

If you are under 16 please ensure you ask for parental assistance to set up and execute these events to ensure they are safe.

No confirmation information will be required for the performances (due to protection of children we do not want videos or pictures being uploaded of their performances).

Disclaimer

Entrants MUST ensure they compete in a way that adheres to the letter and spirit of government rules and guidance on social distancing. Stay at home or in a suitable location close to home and minimise the impact on others.

Entrants should ensure they set up their activities safely, using suitable equipment, away from other people and in a suitable location, and should assess and mitigate any risk before starting.

If you are unwell, injured or have any symptoms of Covid-19 or have recently been in contact with someone with symptoms do not take part.

Entrants should understand that when participating in any exercise or exercise programme, physical activity, or virtual competition, that there is the possibility of physical injury to you and others. You should always assess the suitability of the exercise/running location, route and equipment being used in order to ensure no risk is posed to others or yourself.  If you engage in a specific exercise or all elements of a programme, physical activity or virtual competition, you agree that you do so at your own risk and you are voluntarily participating in these activities, as well as assuming all risk of injury to yourself.  In doing so, you agree to release and discharge England Athletics from any and all claims or causes of action, known or unknown, arising out of the participation in such activity and out of the use of any associated guidance.