Life Members' Pentathlon

In addition to our usual weekly competitions, Algester Little Athletics usually holds an annual 'Life Members Pentathlon' each season.  The event is open to current Algester Little Athletics members only, and the date is advised at the beginning of the season (it is usually held in November).  The Life Member’s Pentathlon is held at Col Bennett Park. 

 

Pentathlon is a multi-event competition.  Practically, it is not too different to our usually weekly competitions, and each age group will compete in 5 events.  Athletes must compete in all five events of the pentathlon competition – Hurdles, Sprint, Distance, Long or High Jump, Discus or Shotput – for their age group.  Points are allocated according to the level of performance achieved in each of the five events, for each age group, boys and girls. 

UNDER 6

70m

​Shot Put

60m Hurdles (20cm) or Discus

Long Jump

Distance (track)

UNDER 7

70m

Long Jump

60m Hurdles (30cm) or Shot Put

Discus

Distance (track)

UNDER 8

Long Jump

60m Hurdles (45cm)

70m

Throw

800m

UNDER 9

High or Long Jump

60m Hurdles (45cm)

100m

Throw

800m

UNDER 10

​Throw

60m Hurdles (60cm)

100m

High or Long Jump

800m

UNDER 11

Throw

80m Hurdles (60cm)

High or Long Jump

100m

800m

UNDER 12

High or Long Jump

80m Hurdles (68cm)

100m

Throw

800m

UNDER 13

80m Hurdles (76cm)

Throw

100m

High or Long Jump

800m

UNDER 14

80m / 90m Hurdles (76cm)

Throw

High or Long Jump

100m

800m

UNDER 15

90m / 100m Hurdles (76cm)

High or Long Jump

100m

Throw

800m

UNDER 16

90m / 100m Hurdles (76cm)

Throw

Long or High Jump

100m

800m

UNDER 17

100m / 110m Hurdles (76cm)

High or Long Jump

100m

Throw

800m

Athletes placing first, second or third in their age group will receive a medal.  Medals will be presented after the pentathlon is finished (ie same day).  All athletes who compete in the pentathlon event will receive a certificate with their points score on trophy day.  The overall Pentathlon Champion, being the athlete who scores the highest points tally on the day (boy or girl), will be announced at our trophy day and receive a separate award.

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