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Naomi Grigg's Skating Years - Part 14 - LondonSkaters
Naomi Grigg’s Skating Years – Part 14 by Naomi Grigg There were twelve per team, and each team was split into three shifts of four skaters, so four skaters would rotate the baton, and then another shift would take over. Of the last shift, one skater had to do the final two laps, as the change over lane was shut fifteen minutes before the end (each lap was 10-14 minutes for us). Of the first shift, one skater had to start the race. Starting the race involved standing on one side of the track, in your socks, whilst your skates lay across the other side of the track. The race starts and you sprint across, put your skates on and go. Once you arrive back to your team’s pit, you pass on your baton and the next member of your shift goes out. Each lap was 4.35 km, starting …