Track Judge

Pathway to L1 Official

Who can attend the course?

Anyone over the age of 16 who is interested in officiating the track events and learning how to take finishing positions and how to report any racing incidents. This course covers all track events sprints, hurdles, Steeplechase, distance events and relays. This course will last 2.5 hours (can be split across multiple days).

What will I learn?

  • How to work as part of a team of track officials at athletics meetings and carry out the duties of a Track Judge/Umpire.
  • Knowing what equipment, you need to have with you at athletics meetings to enable you to carry out your duties throughout the meeting.
  • Understand what a Track Judge/Umpire should record in relation to what is seen without being influenced by anyone else.
  • To have a basic knowledge of the track markings and particularly the finishing line (how to judge the finish) and lane lines.
  • To carry out the basic duties such as – judging, lap board and bell, break line, relay take over judge, hurdle observation, umpiring for observing running out of lane or impeding other athletes and what these involve.

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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