Sportshall Athletics Pentathlon Competition
23 September from 8:00 am - 19 December from 12:00 pm
We are very excited to include Sportshall Athletics Pentathlon Competition as one of our virtual events this term. The competition is very easy to run, inputting scores is simple and limited equipment is needed. The competition is open to 4 age groups:
Years 3 & 4
Years 5 & 6
Years 7 & 8 girls
Years 7 & 8 boys
The competition consists of 5 events which can be done during PE lessons or in a club over the term:
- Speed Bounce
- Chest Push
- Shuttle Run
- Standing Long Jump
- Vertical Jump
If you have Sportshall Athletics equipment you can use this but alternatively you can adapt what equipment you have to suit each event e.g. Speed Bounce – you could use a skipping rope to jump over. If however you would like to purchase the Sportshall Athletics equipment we have included the details for this below.
Each school completes the results sheets for each age group and then for the Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 competitions the spreadsheet works out who the top 5 ranked boys and top 5 ranked girls are to give you a team score. For the Year 7/8 girls and boys competitions the spreadsheet takes the top 10 girls or top 10 boys. You then send the whole results spreadsheet(s) back us at email@example.com and we will enter the scores on to the master spreadsheet to work out the school positions and leaderboard.
You could also run this as an intra school competition, for example in houses or year groups or as a Personal Best challenge as the results sheet works out each child’s individual score and then also converts this into a Sportshall Athletics Pentathlon award.
The main purpose of this event is fun, friendly competition and there will be downloadable certificates available for everyone that takes part. There will also be team prizes and a county leaderboard for each of the 4 competitions so get practicing and give it your personal best.
Please see below the guidance notes detailing each event, score tables for both age groups, a vertical jump scale should you need one and details on purchasing your own sportshall equipment:
- Sportshall Athletics Guidance Notes
- Year 3/4 Results
- Year 5/6 Results
- Year 7&8 GIRLS Results
- Year 7&8 BOYS Results
- Sportshall Equipment Offer
You can take a look at the YouTube clip below to help see how the events are run and scored:
This is the YouTube clip for how to enter the results if you need help with this:
Deadline for entries is 18th December 2020.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any more information or support with setting up the event.