Sunday, 28 February 2016

87. 4 x 100m Relay

Event: 4 x 100m Relay
Date: 28th February 2016
Location: Colchester Athletics Track 
Cost: Free
Rules:  Four sprinters, in the same designated lane, each run 100m to complete a lap of the track. During their individual legs they carry a baton that has to be passed to the next runner within a 20m changeover box, situated 10m before and 10m after each subsequent leg.

The Event:

Olympic Gold Medal, London 2012: 40.82 USA.
Team Olympics: Ellie, Sarah, Eliza and Charlotte: 87.97

Sarah: Our first event of the 2016 season after the tricky winter months that always seem hard for us to fill with events. It was great to be back on it, and get back to the windy track. Ellie and I took the first and second leg of the relay, and we managed not to drop the baton during our hand-over. It was a fun, fast event and that definitely comes across when you're watching the real deal on the TV. 
Ellie: I really didn't think I would, but I really enjoyed this event. I can see why it's such a big draw for spectators and why it is usually at the end of the Olympics. It's really fun to have some interaction with a team member as you're passing on the baton.
Big thanks to Eliza and Charlotte for being on our team!

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