Oh the joy of teams.
That's why you need to do Teamless Relays.
At track last night I had an opportunity to run the workout and we did Teamless Relays running 400's (one lap) and then I threw in a twist. Purple batons were handed out to a couple people and they started running their 400. The others waited in line and the first person that came in, handed off to the next person in line. Each person in line, would take the baton from the next person coming in. The recovery time was while you waited in line until it was your turn to run again. The recovery time was dependent on how many people were running and how many batons were in use. More baton, less recovery. We had about a 2 minute recovery.
The twist to the relay was the silver baton, which meant running an 800 (two laps). It was fun watching the people try and figure out where the silver baton was and if they were going to be the person to get it. At one point I had it, didn't realize it until 1/2 way through my first lap. I slowed my pace down so I wouldn't burn out on the second lap.
One funny thing, the batons are newly purchased from an Amazon seller and are metal and this was the first time being used. The purple came off on everyone's hands leaving them looking bruised. Even the next day with a couple washings, my hand still has purple on it.
Everyone seemed to enjoy the workout and suggested next time the workout includes 400's, the teamless relay should be run. It made the 400's not as monotonous and the workout go quicker. This is great to do with any size group, any age and any skill level. There are other distances you can run too with the relays. If you're interested in seeing some of the other workouts, let me know.