Athletics


In order to make sure that our sessions can go ahead safely, we are complying with the rules put in place by England Athletics.

See below for points of information regarding these rules and regulations.

NGB COVID Website Link Stages Current Stage  Last Updated
England Athletics www.englandathletics.org/athletics-and-running/news/update-athletics-and-running-activity-will-not-be-affected-by-the-new-restrictions/   Stage 3 29/09/2020
What Does The Current Stage Mean For Training and Equipment etc
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  • Follow club policies and procedures
  • Stay 2m apart
  • Follow all hygiene guidelines
  • Take sanitizer with you
  • Ensure all equipment is cleaned before and after use
  • High jump, pole vault mats must be cleaned before and after each group of up to 12 athletes
  • Bars should be cleaned using an anti-viral spray or wipe before use and managed by dedicated individuals for a particular session – i.e. one athlete and the coach and cleaned between sessions
  • The landing pits must be fully cleaned by turning and raking of the sand before and after each group, and rake between individual athlete/user
  • Equipment such as rakes and measuring tapes should be managed by dedicated individuals for a particular session – i.e. one athlete or the coach and cleaned between one athlete's series of jumps or between sessions.
  • Throws - Athletes should ensure all equipment is used by one athlete and then thoroughly cleaned according to guidance before and after each session.

Club information

The Athletics team can enter into three events over the year (Indoors, Outdoors & X-Country). Whether you are the best in your discipline or just want to improve your PB's, we welcome all students to join us and represent the University. BUCS run both able bodied and Para events, so there is something for everyone.

We have strong links with Bedford and County Athletics Clubs and can always use their expertise whenever we need some advice or help.

Venue

We are based at the Bedford International Athletics Stadium, located a 10-minute walk from Bedford campus at MK41 9SB. There are frequent trains from Luton, and a free University bus from the Bedford train station that stops at the main campus, making it an easy venue to get to.

Not based at the Bedford Campus? Get in touch via competitivesport@beds.ac.uk and we can see what support can be offered.

Regular Training times

Athletics works slightly differently to other sports. Your membership fee will cover the cost of a track pass for you to be able to use the facilities. Once you have one, you're free to use the track whenever you like during their opening hours. 

Day Venue Time
Any Bedford International Athletics Stadium Any

A booking system will shortly be in place for you to book a slot on our training sessions


How to join

To join our team, follow these simple steps:

  1. Download the BUCS Play app form the app store
  2. Create at BUCS Play account using your STUDENT EMAIL ADDRESS and then once the athletics events are live, you can be added.
  3. Pay for sports membership using the link below

BUY MEMBERSHIP HERE

What Else Will You Need

In order to compete in the BUCS competitions, all athletes must have a Power of 10 account. If you don't already have one, please sign up here: www.thepowerof10.info

Find Out More

Email: competitivesport@beds.ac.uk

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coaching@beds.ac.uk - for more information about our coaching courses, or to book onto a course

sportscholarships@beds.ac.uk - for questions regarding our Sport Scholarships

 

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