Timing and Results

As keen runners ourselves we know how important accurate and efficient race timing is. Chip timing systems record your race number and time as you cross the finish line and feed them directly into the results system.

Our reliable timing equipment (IDChronos) and bespoke race software uses disposable RFID chips attached to your race (bib) number. .

How does it work?

Detection devices will be placed at the start and finish of the race which record the passing of your bib chips. When you run though the detection field your unique race information is fed into the computer system with your start and finish times.

Speedy results service

The results are continually updated as runners finish. This year we will not be providing on-line results until everyone has finished, as time trial interim results can lead to confusion over winners in prize categories. The results will appear on this website after the event.

Gun/Chip Time

Normally you will have two times recorded as you cross the finish line. The first is called the Gun Time. This is your official race time and is the time that you take to complete the course from the time the start gun was fired. Any time taken for you to progress to the actual start line is considered to be part of your race time and would normally be included. However, this makes no sense in a time trial format, so this year your race time will be based on a Chip Time. This is the time that you actually take from the time you cross the start line to the time you crossed the finish line.

Normally the 'chip time' is used for personal information purposes only - as far as the rules of athletics are concerned the Gun Time is the time the results and prizes are based on. However, in 2021 within the coronavirus situation, it will be your chip time that will be used to decide results/prizes.

When do I get my chip?

This year you will need to pick your chip at the event marquee, straight after you've parked your car. Numbers (and chips) will be ordered at registration according to surname.