staggered start

staggered start

For races run around bends, starts are staggered so that all runners cover the same distance.
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Pupils had a staggered start to the autumn term to ensure a smooth transition to the new building.
For the first time at an international competition, there will be a staggered start for the CEI1* 80km rides on Saturday and Sunday.
Set to attract more than 1000 participants, runners will set off from a staggered start around the SSE Hydro before tackling the stairs to reach the finish line at the roof of the arena.
Lawrence did not know to celebrate even if she had broken the tape ahead of her competitors due to the staggered start.
Many athletics supporters have accepted the staggered start for 5,000 metres track races when there is a large field but last weekend with huge numbers entering the young athletes' 1,500 metres races the go-ahead local technical officials came up with an un-tried idea and decided that the only way round not having heats and a final was to run everyone in one race, a feat believed to have never been tried before.
Our analysis suggests flexi-time or staggered start times could help people sidestep the morning rush hour, but results were less clear cut at home time.
There will be 12 regions with a staggered start and each region takes up to 12 months to transition.
Various projects in the bundle will have staggered start times, and the work will be executed in parallel, Stenta said.
Kindergartners will have a staggered start schedule, and will attend school only one of the first three days of Sept.
We bowled well against Richmondshire, but we were probably a bit lacking with the bat because of our staggered start.
Unlike the festive ceremonial start, which is designed to let fans interact with mushers, the staggered start in Fairbanks is all business for participants.
The staggered start will also mean that the pupils can avoid rush-hour traffic.