Technical Delegates

The role of a Technical Delegate (TD) and their training structure

The Technical Delegate for a competition is responsible for the technical aspects of the event, from checking map drawing and the suitability on the ground of the POR route to briefing judges and overseeing the production of scores.  TDs are trained directly by TREC GB themselves and will be invited to take part in sharing best practice. 

In order to attend a TD Training course, applicants must be TREC GB members (Red or Blue tier or Supporter members) and be Qualified TREC GB judges for all phases.  Prospective TDs will be asked to complete our application form which will ask for details of TREC experience (in whatever capacity) and this information will be used to allocate places on our TD Training Courses.

The training structure for TDs will be as follows:

Probationary TD – successfully completed TDs’ Training course.  These TDs will then shadow a Qualified TD for at least two or more competitions.

Associate TD – successfully completed TDs’ Training course and been signed off by TD’s they shadowed. May officiate at one or more competitions AS LONG AS they are shadowed by a Qualified TD.

Qualified TD – successfully completed all requirements for Probationary & Associate TD’s and has subsequently been signed off.  May officiate at all competitions, including qualifiers, except for National or Regional Championships.

In order to maintain their level of qualification, each TREC GB TD must attend a Refresher course at least every 3 years.  

To find a list of current TD’s to officiate at your event please go to the members area.

TREC TDs from other Nations.

  • Fully trained TREC TDs from other nations may apply to be added to the TREC GB TD list, to be able officiate at TREC GB competitions, (up to and including levels to which their home nation has qualified them,) run as part of the TREC GB national programme, as per rule 3.2.3 of the British TREC rulebook, 6th edition.
  • Those wishing to apply would need to:
    • A] Be a fully trained TD within their own country and currently active as a TD
    • B] Be a member of TREC GB
    • C] Complete and pass an online Judges test and renew annually
    • D] Attend a TREC GB TD Conference, in person, these are normally held annually in October
  • In order to remain on the list they must attend a TREC GB TD Conference every 3 years.
  • Only fully trained and signed off TREC GB TDs will be able to officiate at the TREC GB Grassroots Championships and the National Championships, other Nations TDs may help at a TREC GB Championship when a TREC GB TD is the main TD.
  • Only fully trained and fully signed off TREC GB TDs will be able to assess and sign off probationary and associate TDs as part of their training process.
  • Those wishing to apply should contact the Training Working Group via