British Skating Legends

Unsung British heroes of roller speed skating

BRITISH TRACK RECORDS

DEFINITION OF A TRACK - AS DEFINED IN THE FEDERATION OF INLINE SPEED (GREAT BRITAIN) SPORTS RULES - ARTICLE 2 

1.      A "track" is defined as a racecourse within an outdoor or indoor facility provided with two straightaways of the same length and with two symmetrical bends having the same diameter or dimensions.  In the case of indoors, tracks may have bends using the diamond formation.

2.      The total length of a track cannot be less than 100 metres or longer than 400 metres. The minimum width must be at least 6 metres.

3.      The track surface may be made of any material, provided it is perfectly smooth and not slippery, so that it does not compromise adhesion.  The Referee shall determine these properties.

4.      Tracks may be perfectly level or with a banking at the bends.

5.      Tracks with a banking at the bends are to be not less than 125 metres long and not more than 250 metres.  Banking are to be gradual and uniformly rising from the inside to the outside of the course. Straightaways may have a banking in order to allow the introduction of bend banking. However, straightaways are to be perfectly level longitudinally, to a minimum of 33% of their total length.

6.      The finish line must be marked with a white line, 5 centimetres wide.

7.      The starting line must not be on a bend, except for the cases when it is impossible to do otherwise.

8.      Any external fencing directly bordering the track edge must be protected through suitable materials in order to avoid dangers due to its presence.