Guest Athletes

Harry Coppell. Photo: Mark Shearman

1. Only Athletes who are members of an athletics club that is affiliated to England Athletics, Athletics Northern Ireland. Scottish Athletics or Welsh Athletics may become a NAL guest athlete.

2. Guest Athletes must be registered with their Home Country Athletic Federation (HCAF) and eligible to compete for the 2022 Track and Field Season.

3. A limited number of guest athletes who are trying to achieve qualification from Commonwealth, European or World Championship events  may compete at the following NAL fixtures only. 

  • Round 1 – Saturday 7th May 
  • Round 2 – Saturday 4th June
  • Round 3 – Saturday 2nd July

 4. Only guests who have the support  from UKA or HCAF and  have achieved the event performance, paragraph 13 may apply. Performances must have been achieved within the preceding 12 months and be recorded on Power of 10.

5. Event performance standards apply to Senior, Under 20 and Under 18 athletes. Under 18 and Under 2o throwers may use appropriate age group implements within NAL fixtures as Guest athletes.

6. Guest athletes must apply in advance, by midnight on: 

  • Thursday 28th April for Round One fixtures
  • Thursday 26th  May for Round Two fixtures
  • Thursday 23rd June for Round Three fixtures

7. Guest athletes  must apply using the online application form on the NAL website below.

8. Guests must provide their name, post code, date of birth, club, Unique Registration Number (URN), event, event PB within the preceding 12 months, and email address. 

9. Requests must be received by the Leagues Operations Officer by midnight on the date specified in paragraph three for the relevant fixture. No exceptions.

10. Whilst the NAL will try and accommodate as many guests as it can who meet the performance criteria, the League does not undertake to invite as guests everyone who applies, as guest places on the field and track are subject to:

  • Availability within the timetable of Divisional Matches
  • The number of scheduled athletes per league event
  • The track and field facilities of the host track
  • Availability across all Divisional Matches per round 

11. All selected guests will be notified through email by

  • Sunday 1st May for Round One fixtures
  • Sunday 26th May for Round Two fixtures
  • Sunday 23rd June for Round Three fixtures

12. The selection of guests for any meeting is at the absolute discretion of the League Board and is not subject to appeal. 

13. Guest Standards 2022:

Event Male Female
100 10.65 11.85
200 21.40 23.95
400 47.75 54.25
800 1:50.00 2:07.00
1500 3:47.00 4:25.00
3000 8:27.00 9:30.00
5000 14:31.00  
Steeplechase 9:20.00 8:20.00
110/100H 14.35 13.85
400H 53.00 60.00
Long Jump 7.40 6.10
Triple Jump 15.40 12.80
Pole Vault 4.80 3.70
High Jump 2.10 1.75
Shot 16.75 13.80
Discus 52.20 47.00
Hammer 65.00 56.00
Javelin 63.30 45.00

To apply, please fill out the form below: