An official using the Roster system. Credit Aleksandra Szmigiel.

Who can attend the course?

Anyone over the age of 16 who is interested in timing at Track & Field or Cross-Country Competitions including sprints, hurdles, relays, and distance events can attend this three hour course (can be split across multiple days).

What will I learn?

  • The appropriate equipment and clothing to bring to a meeting
  • How to take appropriate times accurately and understand some of the reasons for inaccuracy
  • Understand how to report times to chief timekeeper
  • Other duties Timekeepers may be required to do
  • Understand how a Timekeeper works as part of a team

Next steps

Don’t worry if you cannot recall all the details including course code, name of field referee, as England Athletics can support you with this.

Progressing to Levels 2 and 3

Further Information can be found in the Track and Field pathway information and by contacting your Local County Officials' Secretary (COfSec) who can identify meetings to gain experience, source a mentor and offer support to individuals who wish to progress to Level 2. For individuals who wish to progress to Level 3, please contact your Tri-Region Upgrading Secretary using the contact details.

Regional Officials’ Associations can also provide additional training, resources, mentoring and support for accessing equipment for officials’ development. Further information can be found by using the following contact links:

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Book your place on the Timekeeper course.