Irish Universities Athletics Association

"Road Relay Championships"


Hosted by The National University of Ireland - Maynooth


Frequently Asked Questions

  • Q  Are athletes who weren't entered by the closing date allowed to run?
    A  No. Make sure to enter any athletes who you think may compete, either as an additional dummy team or as substitute athletes (see below).

  • Q  Can you explain the rules on substituting athletes on the day?
    A  Very simply, any athlete who has been entered prior to the closing date can be substituted for any other athlete who was entered prior to the closing date. For example an athlete entered on the second team can be substituted for an athlete entered on the first team. Additionally there is space to enter up to 4 additional women and 5 additional men as substitute athletes prior to the closing date. These athletes can be substituted on the day for athletes who were assigned to teams prior to the closing date. Athletes entered as substitutes cannot complete unless they are substituted for another athlete as described previously.

  • Q  Can the same person run more than one leg on the same relay team?
    A  Yes, but the team will not count as a proper team and hence won't be placed in the results and won't be eligible to win medals or the trophy. This is only allowed so as to make up a full team, enabling the other people on the team to run.

  • Q  Can the same person run more than one leg on different relay teams?
    A  Yes, but as above, the team will not count as a proper team and hence won't be placed in the results and won't be eligible to win medals or the trophy. Again this is only allowed so as to make up a full team, enabling the other people on the team to run.

  • Q  Should I bring my spikes?
    A  No, this is a road race.

  • Q  How many teams can I enter?
    A  You can enter as many teams as you want.

  • Q  Is the first team only eligible to win medals?
    A  No, infact if you have three teams entered there is the possibility that you could win all three team medals.

  • Q  How long is the course?
    A  The course is one mile long so you have to do one lap per mile.

  • Q  Is there electronic timing?
    A  Yes, but only to 100th of a second.

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