Cross Country Running
Secondary - Interschool 2023
- No bare feet permitted.
Prior to the Initial Use of the Route
- The coach or convenor must do a safety check “walk-through” in order to identify potential hazards and severely uneven surfaces which must be brought to the attention of the officials and students.
- The coaches must outline the route or course (for example, notice of areas to approach with caution) to students.
- If the route is on grass and/or in a wooded area, coaches or convener must do a safety check “walk through” after a substantial rainfall and/or windstorm, in order to identify potential hazards.
- If the route has been affected by weather conditions and degradations of the course occur during competition, ongoing safety assessments must be conducted by coach or convener, and the route changed if necessary.
- The competition route must have marshals stationed throughout, all hazards well marked, gate and funnel markers set to enhance safety.
- Start and finish area must provide a wide flat surface.
- Coaches must be aware of studnent’s allergies (for example, bees).
- Athletes must be instructed in basic road safety.
- The length and difficulty of the route must be appropriate to the age and ability level of the participants.
- The number of participants in any one event must not present a safety concern.
- Coaches must monitor weekly distance increases of student athletes.
- Students must be coached in strategies that enhance safety with “crowded” starts.
- No audio devices (for example, MP3 players) may be used.
- In-the-area supervision is required.
Fri, 08/25/23 09:51 am