RELAY RACEs 1. What are the relay events? 4 x 100 metres and 4 x 400 metres for both men and WOmen. 2. How do you select a relay team? A relay team consists of 4 runners. Runner 1 should be a good starter and bend runners. Runner 2 and 3 run the greatest distance, so they must be good in both give and take the baton. Runner 4 must be a good finisher. *. 3. What happens if a runner drops the baton during the exchange? The person who drops it must pick it up. 4. What is the non visual method of exchange? The correct method in which the incoming runner with ... baton, sweep the baton up in the downward 'v' formed * by the outgoing runner's hand. This is called Non visual F* : o
- ...* method, used in 4 x 100m relay.
5, what is the technique in the 4 x 400m relay? * * The incoming runner is usually tired and fading fast. This means the outgoing runner has to judge the condition of his partner and adjust with his speed to receive the baton carefully. This is called visual method.