Races up to 400 m. inclusively and relays will be staged in two heats of 6 athletes each. The second heat (B) will contain the top athletes/relays according to European Athletics competition regulations.
The heats are being arranged by considering as much information as possible about the performances of all athletes and the heats draw so that, normally, the best performers compete in the same heat. In principle the distribution will be based on the athletes’ season best performances. Results from the previous year major events (finalists of Olympic Games or World Athletics Championships or Medallists in European Athletics Championships) can be also considered by the Technical delegate for the purpose of the distribution per heats. This will be only applied in case an athlete has no season best.
Lanes 2-7 will be used:
- Lanes 4-5-6 will be allocated to top three athletes/relays teams
- Lanes 2-3-7 will be allocated to the remaining athletes/relays teams
On 800 m. all athletes will start in lanes (2 athletes in lane 18.104.22.168 according to draw)
The technical delegate will conduct the draw of the lane allocation after the final confirmations for 100m,200m,400m,110mH,100mHand400mH.
For the relay races the Technical Delegate conducts the draw one hour before the scheduled time for each race. 2.4.2. The teams’ distribution per heat will be according to the teams scoring standings 1 (one) hour before the scheduled time for each event. The best scored teams will competeinthesameheatwhichshallbethelasteventofthesessionoftrackevents.