As of November 2006 the old and new categories/classes for track certificates are working side by side. For the time being certification issues will continue to be dealt with by the three territories in England (MCAA, NEAA, SEAA) and the three Celtic nations. During 2007 the responsibility for England will pass to the respective region. In the mean time each English Region & Celtic Nation has appointed a Facilities Officer who should be contacted on any facility related matters in their respective area.
Facilities Officers Contact Details
Current Track Listings With Grade & Certification Status
As a result of discussions with UK Athletics's insurance brokers during the early part of 2002 it was confirmed that the Third Party Liability insurance cover provided by UK Athletics was not dependant on a facility having a current certificate. It was, however, decided by the Executive Board of UK Athletics that, in order for track and field athletes in UK to have the safest and fairest facilities on which to compete and train, competition under UK Athletics Rules should only be held on tracks with a current UKA Certificate. Consequently, from April 1st 2002, training and competitions under UK Athletics Rules on athletics tracks with a synthetic surface was and continues to be restricted to those facilities with a current certificate.
For all certification, in the first instance, contact should be via UK Athletics. Thereafter the process is in the hands of the National/Territorial Associations and will transfer over the next few months, in England, to the nine Regional Bodies.
UKA's fifty plus strong team of trained and qualified assessors, all of them honorary appointments, work extremely hard to ensure that as many as possible of the country's nearly three hundred synthetic tracks will be are fit for purpose.