Archive for April, 2012

April showers bring…mud runs?
  Though mud runs occur throughout the year internationally, spring is largely the season that sees a host of them held across North America due to the rainy weather and warmer temperatures. RaceMenu, a newer member of the IPICO Sports family recently sent us pictures of their latest mud event. Thinking about pursuing some mud events on your own, or are an event director for a survival race or similar type event? The IPICO Sports complement of timing products is ideal for your event. We think the images that the RaceMenu folks sent us do justice to the fact that when we say the system works in inclement conditions, that's putting it lightly. So how does one clean up from such an event? If tags do happen to be [ ... read more ]
Kipsang and Keitany claim London titles for Kenya
London, UK – For the second year in a row it was two brilliant Kenyans who took the Virgin London Marathon titles as Wilson Kipsang and Mary Keitany destroyed two of the finest fields ever assembled to win by impressive margins and surely secure their places on Kenya’s Olympic team. To read more of the article go to: http://www.iaaf.org/Mini/LRR12/News/NewsDetail.aspx?id=64664 [ ... read more ]
Meet the IPICO Sports Team: Justin Hopper
North American Sales Representative brings Sports Sales and Customer Service Skills Justin Hopper joined the IPICO Sports Team as the North American Sales Representative at the beginning of December 2011; Justin came to IPICO Sports from the Peoria Chiefs Professional Baseball Club, a Minor League affiliate of the Chicago Cubs. In July of 2011, Tricia Driscoll and Glenn Latimer were in charge of planning an outing for the IPICO Sports Team at a Chiefs Game to celebrate a very successful quarter. In this process, Tricia and Glenn were extremely impressed by the professionalism and customer service skills demonstrated by Justin, the Chiefs’ account representative managing the outing. After a few months of coaxing [ ... read more ]
Hollywood Half Marathon showcases IPICO Sports custom tag
A couple of days ago, after the successful completion of the inaugural Hollywood Half Marathon, we found a great picture of the event's custom tag. Participants in the event were very excited about the race's use of the IPICO Sports product, so much so that they took to the event's Facebook page to tell the event's organizers (and the world) about what they thought. Here're a few of our favorite user-submitted comments about the tag: "This is exciting. I've never been able to KEEP the chip. Way to go Hollywood." "I have a running scrapbook from the time I started training until the race!!  Can't wait to add this to it!" "Love it! Definitely keeping it as my first race souvenir!" "Nice!!! Why do we even have bibs [ ... read more ]
IPICO Sports preparing for London Marathon 2012
Ever wonder what it looks like to prepare for an event as massive as the Virgin London Marathon? Here's your chance to get a peek inside the preparations that IPICO Sports' own Larry Hicks is working on. You may have seen us on FourSquare hopping around Cologne, Germany recently; this is what we were up to:  «  I am busy preparing 58+ readers for use at the Virgin London Marathon.  I am at the offices of Mika Timing in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany near Cologne in western Germany.  Mika Timing is the official timer for the London Marathon, and we are in the second of two “config weeks” to prepare for the Marathon.  In the first week, we prepare for the Silverstone Half Marathon which is used as a test [ ... read more ]
IPICO Sports and RECS, Inc. Celebrate 2012 Tokyo Marathon Success
  On the heels of success at the 2012 Tokyo Marathon, here's what a few of the people involved had to say about IPICO Sports' performance. “We achieved great success at the Tokyo Marathon 2012 using IPICO timing,”;R-bies Corporation President Jiro Hashimoto “We are very happy about the timing results produced with the IPICO Sports products. We demand very high standards. The IPICO system met and exceeded our expectations.”  Tad Hyano, Director General, Chief Operating Officer and Race Director of the Tokyo Marathon and Tokyo Marathon Foundation  Read the rest of the media release here. [ ... read more ]
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