New 4x4 Relay Lines
02/06/2015 10:44:44 AM
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Anyone having luck finding the instructions for painting the new lines for the 4x4 relay? Our county wants to do the lines themselves but are requiring us to find the measurements. Please help.
Anyone having luck finding the instructions for painting the new lines for the 4x4 relay? Our county wants to do the lines themselves but are requiring us to find the measurements. Please help.
02/06/2015 12:46:51 PM
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http://www.iaaf.org/about-iaaf/documents/technical#manuals-guidelines "IAAF Track and Field Facilities Manual 2008 Edition - Marking Plan 400m Standard Track" Be aware that lane width must be taken into consideration. The IAAF guide assumes 1.22m lane width.
http://www.iaaf.org/about-iaaf/documents/technical#manuals-guidelines

"IAAF Track and Field Facilities Manual 2008 Edition - Marking Plan 400m Standard Track"

Be aware that lane width must be taken into consideration. The IAAF guide assumes 1.22m lane width.
02/06/2015 12:52:52 PM
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If you are interested in a quote to paint these lines on your track contact: Bruce Robertson 770 366 4587 trackstriper@gmail.com just talked with him and he said he would work with you. If you can not get funding he will describe process to you or your county person. What do you describe to me was easy to understand however I would rather you hear it from him.
If you are interested in a quote to paint these lines on your track contact:
Bruce Robertson 770 366 4587
trackstriper@gmail.com
just talked with him and he said he would work with you. If you can not get funding he will describe process to you or your county person. What do you describe to me was easy to understand however I would rather you hear it from him.
02/21/2015 6:00:25 AM
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@AlphaCrush if the exchange zone is 20 meters // is the new exchange zone 10 meters behind the starting line of the 400m and 10 meters in front of it?
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if the exchange zone is 20 meters // is the new exchange zone 10 meters behind the starting line of the 400m and 10 meters in front of it?
02/21/2015 1:14:16 PM
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@Bansley2 The zone for lane 1 will start at the same place everyone is used to (the zone for echancges 2 and 3) and the zones for the next couple of lanes will be staggered such that they begin ahead of the Start/Finish line. The zones for the remaining lanes will begin on the other side of this line. One simple way to envision it is that zone should extend 10 m in front of and behind the 800 m start line because the 800 m break line is also the break point for the 4x400 using the 3-turn stagger. The first leg runners will have run 400 meters in their lanes when they reach this point. The exchange can occur a little before or past this point as long as its in the zone. On a 400 m track typically the first zone entirely beyond the S/F lane is lane 4 but exactly where they fall is a function of the lane width which determines the amount of stagger from one lane to the next. The variables are also confused when the track is actually 440 yds and has been remarked in meters. There are still a number of these out there. Here is a diagram that shows theses markings. [url=www.saintstrack.org/index.php?downloadreq=30171 ]Track Marking diagram/url] This track is called a Standard 400 Meter track but doesn't specify lane width. tp
@Bansley2 The zone for lane 1 will start at the same place everyone is used to (the zone for echancges 2 and 3) and the zones for the next couple of lanes will be staggered such that they begin ahead of the Start/Finish line. The zones for the remaining lanes will begin on the other side of this line. One simple way to envision it is that zone should extend 10 m in front of and behind the 800 m start line because the 800 m break line is also the break point for the 4x400 using the 3-turn stagger. The first leg runners will have run 400 meters in their lanes when they reach this point. The exchange can occur a little before or past this point as long as its in the zone.

On a 400 m track typically the first zone entirely beyond the S/F lane is lane 4 but exactly where they fall is a function of the lane width which determines the amount of stagger from one lane to the next. The variables are also confused when the track is actually 440 yds and has been remarked in meters. There are still a number of these out there.

Here is a diagram that shows theses markings.
[url=www.saintstrack.org/index.php?downloadreq=30171
]Track Marking diagram/url]

This track is called a Standard 400 Meter track but doesn't specify lane width.

tp

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