NEW LEAGUES READY TO ROLL writes Shane Fenton
Following a winter debate on gender equality and equal opportuniteis for female competitors on the Highland games circuit, the SHGA has introduced a number of new leagues for females only with similar prizes to their male counterparts.
In Open running events there will now be the following new female leagues, sprint[up to 200m], middle distance[400-800m] and distance [1600m-3200m].
Youth girls 9-15 years will have two new leagues [Up to 400m] and [Over-400m]. a female jumps league has also been introduced.
When an Invitation race is on the programme, where possible there should be an equal divide of male and female competitors if there is no seperate races to cater for females only.
With running & cycling events kicking off at Blackford on Saturady here is a reminder of the points system for the various leagues.
OPEN RUNNING - MALE
ALL HANDICAP EVENTS - 5PTS - 3PTS - 2PTS.
ALL SHGA SCR CHAMPIONSHIP EVENTS - 5 - 3 - 2.
ALL OTHER SCR EVENTS - 3 - 2 - 1.
OPEN RUNNING FEMALE
A TOP 3 FINISH IN AN OPEN MIXED HANDICAP - 5 - 3 - 2.
ALL FEMALE SCR RACES - 3 - 2 - 1.
FIRST THEE FEMALE FINISHERS IN A MIXED OPEN SCR RACE- 3 - 2 - 1.
YOUTH RUNNING BOYS & GIRLS [SEPERATE LEAGUES]
UP TO 400M- 5 - 3 - 2
OVER 400M - 5 - 3 - 2.
JUMPS - MALE & FEMALE[SEPERATE LEAGUES]
5 - 3 - 2
HEAVY EVENTS [Each discipline]
6 - 4 - 2.
TUG O WAR
5 - 4 - 3 - 2 and 1 for every other team that competes.
Published: 2019-05-23 22:03:39