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South Island Colgate Games 2022 | 22 STARTING PROCEDURES GUIDELINES 1. 60m to 400m, 80m and 100m Hurdles, 4 x 100m Relays & Medley Relays (100m, 200m and 400m first leg runners).(M) (a) All competitors must use a CROUCH START (b) Assembly Line Athletes are placed on the assembly line by Starters Assistants (two metres minimum behind the start line) (c) On your marks All competitors move forward to the start line (i) The CROUCH POSITION is taken up (ii) An athlete shall approach the start line and assume a position completely within his or her lane and behind the start line. Both hands and at least one knee must be in contact with the ground. If using blocks, both feet must be in contact with the foot places of the blocks. If not using blocks, both feet must be in contact with the ground (d) Set This is called when all competitors are still in the ‘ ON YOUR MARKS’ position. (i) The normal SET POSITION is adopted (ii) At the ‘Set’ command, an athlete should immediately rise to their final starting position. Both hands must maintain contact with the ground. If using blocks, both feet must be in contact with the foot places of the blocks. If not using blocks, both feet must be in contact with the ground (e) Gun This will be fired when ALL the field is STILL (f) Breaks Athletes, after assuming a full and final set position, shall not commence their start until receiving the report from the gun. If, in the judgement of the Starters or Recallers, an athlete does so any earlier, it shall be deemed a false start. Any athlete responsible for a false start shall be disqualified 2. 800m to 1500m Races, Medley Races (800m first leg runner), 1200m to 200m Track Walks (M)

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