Photofinish Official

Athletes competing on the track. Credit Aleksandra Szmigiel.
L1 officiating pathway

Who can attend the course?

Anyone over the age of 16 who has an interest in athletics and technology can attend this four hour course (split across multiple days). However you do not need to be an IT specialist as all the basics of Photofinish will be covered on this course. The latest photofinish equipment is used to determine race positions, times and what images you can see at the other end of the camera.

What will I learn?

  • Understand the roles and responsibilities of a Photofinish Judge
  • Understand how a photofinish picture is created.
  • Be able to interpret a picture effectively and produce a correct result.
  • The different roles within a photofinish team and how the team of officials work and support each other.

Next steps

Once the above steps have been completed, please contact and we will process your licence.

Progressing to Levels 2 and 3

Information on preogressing to the next level can be found on the Track and Field pathway web page.

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