Event Dates:

fri 29th March - mon 1st April 2024


Rules & technicals

AMA Championship Rules – Hobart 2024

AMA Event Technical Specifications

AMA Medications and Doping

IAAF Competition and Technical Rules

WMA Competition and Technical Rules (as at Nov 2020)

2023 WMA Age Factors


Shoe Policy 

This event is organised and conducted by Tasmanian Masters Athletics (TMA) on behalf of Australian Masters Athletics (AMA).  AMA Policy for shoes worn in competition is in accordance with World Masters Athletic Rule 5.13.3, which states:

“Any shoe used in Competition must have a sole with a maximum thickness of no more than 40 mm. (except any shoe that contains spikes must have a sole with a maximum thickness of no more than 30mm).”

This is the only stipulation that will be in force for athletes at these Championships in order for them to compete.

If, however, an athlete is interested in setting a TMA record (either Residential or Open) they will need to take into account the following:

TMA recognise that certain shoes provide an unfair technological advantage to athletes and have adopted the World Athletics policy in relation to the setting of TMA records (both Residential and Open).  This policy has stricter controls on stack heights and the use of sensing and intelligent technology within shoes.  To be eligible to set a TMA record athletes must comply with the World Athletics Shoe Policy as set out in Rule C2.1A. World Athletics maintain a list of shoes that comply with Rule C2.1A and we will only endorse TMA records where an athlete is wearing compliant shoes from this list.

WA Shoe Regulation Policy and list of compliant shoes

Performances better than existing Tasmanian records, set in non-World Athletics compliant shoes, will be noted for future reference should they be required.

If you have any questions regarding relevant or compliant shoes, please contact TMA Vice President to discuss them prior to the meet.

Contact – Peter Lyden

Phone – 0418 171 834

Email – [email protected]



Personal implements can be checked in at ‘the tank’.

This is located at the river end of the track past the 100m start line. Follow the concrete path to the big round water tank.

Gary will be on-site during the following times for implement check-in:

THURSDAY 28 January 2024

2:00pm – 6:00pm

FRIDAY 29 January 2024

8:00am – 12:00pm

4:00pm – 6:00pm

SATURDAY 30 January 2024

8:00am – 12:00pm


Outside of these times, Gary is doing other officiating duties. If you are dropping off outside of these times, please call 0419 538 912.  You may need to wait 15 mins before he can get away.




Available Poles

We will have the following poles available for use at the competition (and at training/familiarisation times as indicated below. The poles have been recently re-taped and sizes are clearly marked.

Scheduled Pole Vault times

Pole Vault is held for Men on Day 3 (Sunday 31 March) and for Women on Day 4 (Monday 1 April).

On consideration of the entrants and their seed heights, 2 sessions have been organised each day. We have kept all athletes in the same age group together and tried to combine them with similarly seeded age-groups, whilst keeping the number of athletes in each event reasonable.

  • Sunday:
    • 10:30am - M35,M40,M45,M50,M55 - 12 athletes
    • 3:30pm -  M30,M60,M65,M70,M75 - 10 athletes
  • Monday:
    • 9:45am - W35, W40, W45, W50 - 6 athletes
    • 2:30pm - W55, W60, W65, W70 - 5 athletes
Scheduled training / familiarisation times

In addition to competition, the Vault Pit will be open at the following times for athletes to train and/or familiarise themselves with the site. A qualified PV official will be on hand to assist with queries and supervise these sessions and the full range of poles listed above will be made available.

  • Friday 29 March – 9:30am – 11:30am
  • Saturday 30 March – 4:00pm – 6:00pm
Storing Poles during the Championships

We have a lockable storage shed where your poles can be stored throughout the Championships if you prefer to leave them at the track between training and competition. Personal poles must be clearly marked with your name and contact details

Contact information

Any questions regarding Pole Vault, including the best suitable alternative pole if we don't have one you would normally use, should be directed to Rita Corney at [email protected]  



acknowledgement of country

We acknowledge the Traditional Owners and Custodians of lutruwita (Tasmania)Aboriginal land, sea and waterways. We acknowledge, with deep respect the traditional owners of this land, the palawa people. Sovereignty has never been ceded. It always was and always will be, Aboriginal land.
The Australian Masters Athletics National Championships is supported by the Tasmanian Government through Events Tasmania
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