UKA competition rules define the competition year as running from the beginning of October to the end of September the following year.

For track and field purposes (both indoors and out) this means that athletes who are in school year four and five are classified as under 11, those in school year two and three are classified as under 9 and those in reception and year one are classified as under 7.

Those athletes in year six are classified as under 13’s and will generally move up to train with the juniors in February/March.

For cross-country (endurance) purposes the competition year remains the same but runs a year behind i.e.  athletes who are in school year five and six are classified as under 11, those in school year three and four are classified as under 9 and those in reception, year one and year two are classified as under 7.

The GIAAC Colts section currently has approx. 150 athletes ranging from Reception through to year six. The training times and venues are set out below:

Tuesday and Thursday  Under 11’s
Footes Lane (summer and winter) – 5.00 pm – 6.15 pm

Friday – Under 7’s / Under 9’s 
Summer (yrs R/1/2/3) Outdoors Footes Lane 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Winter (yrsR/1/2/3) Indoors Les Beaucamps school – 4.30pm – 6pm

For training purposes those athletes just entering year 4 move up to the under 11’s late September. Those athletes in year 6 move up to the u13’s (juniors) late February / early March