Standardisation of Hand Times and Fully Automatic Times

A motion was approved at the Little Athletics Australia October 2013 Conference to consolidate ABP (Australian Best performances) and ABPe’s in order to tidy up Best Performances and create one system for documenting these. There were two sets of records being kept at the time – one for manual times (ABP) and one for Fully Automatic times (ABPe).

To align with this LAA rule change, LAVic has also changed the following Rule in relation to VBP’s.

Rule 260.2 (viii):

For hand time performances, the performance will be rounded to 0.1 seconds and then standardised to align to a fully automatic time as follows:

– Distances under 400m: + 0.24 seconds
– Distances of 400m or 4x100m relay: + 0.14 seconds
– Distances greater than 400m: No change
– A standardised time will be indicated with (S) or similar

Note: As of August 2014 all existing VBP Track performances will be standardised using the formulas in Rule 260 (c) (vii) and whichever of the standardised hand time or FAT time performance is lower will be declared the VBP.

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