It’s south to France for the next series. I’ve found quite a few nice facilities, including today’s track at Parc des Sports d’Annecy. This stadium was opened in 1964. Most recently, it was renovated in 2010, and then expanded as well in 2011. The seating capacity is now listed at 15,714. It has hosted several major meets over the years, including the national championships three times, the European Cup twice, and the world junior championships once.
The track has eight full lanes. There is a very short inside lane for the water barrier here and then it’s right back to lane #1. The pole vault is outside the western straightaway. The pits and runways for the long jump and the triple jump are out the opposite side. All other field events are on the inside of the track. One nice feature of this facility is the additional, partial track outside the stadium to the northeast. They have a full straightaway for the sprints, and a about two-thirds of a curve after the finish line. It also looks like there are spots for all the jumps and throws as well. It’s really nice to have this option for warm ups and competition.
*Photo from http://www.lioneltardy.org/