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AAA Track & Field Standards

Each year the AAA compile track and field standards that are published in the public domain. The event standards are based on performances over previous years so that the top 7.5% of performances would meet a grade 1 standard, the top 15% a grade 2, the top 30% a grade 3 and the top 65% a grade 4. The standards for all field events, hurdles and steeplechase (SC) in each age group are based on the use of the implement weights and specifications detailed under British Athletics rules.

AAA Standards Scheme

A copy of "The Common Standards Scheme" is available, for several years, via the links below:

Page Reference

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  • MACKENZIE, B. (2002) AAA Track and Field Standards [WWW] Available from: [Accessed