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Richmond Running Festival
London's most EXCLUSIVE half marathon and 10k event and the only race that runs in the beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens. The Royal Botanic Gardens played host at the start of the day, as 4,000 runners, along with young wheelchair athletes, lined up in Kew’s spectacular setting to compete in an array of events including the “Visit Richmond Half Marathon” and the “Kew Gardens 10k”. David Weir CBE, six time gold Paralympic medallist and the Mayor of Richmond, Jane Boulton, took charge of starter’s orders. The course route showed off Richmond as the most scenic of the London Boroughs, first circling inside Kew Gardens before taking in Richmond Green and then running along the river Thames to Teddington Lock [ ... read more ]
BUPA Great North Run 2014
HS Sports timed the BUPA GREAT NORTH RUN with a 57,000 strong field on Sunday, September 7th using IPICO Sports equipment. The 2014 staging of the world's biggest half marathon was guaranteed to be a momentous occasion, with the tally of runners who have crossed the finish line at South Shields in the 33 year history of the event set to break the one million mark Race Report http://www.bbc.com/sport/0/athletics/29074934 MARY KEITANY WINS AND BREAKS THE COURSE RECORD Mary Keitany (Kenya), the 2012 London Marathon champion who has returned from time off to have a baby, was well clear of the rest of the field and her time of 65 minutes and 39 seconds beat Paula Radcliffe's mark set in 2003 by one second. [ ... read more ]
USA Pro Challenge Stage Race
Photo: © Jonathan Devich Colorado, August 2014; The final stage of the 2014 USA Pro Challenge, which played out in front of a beautiful Colorado backdrop, took the riders from the cycling town of Boulder, over Lookout Mountain and through Golden on the way to the finish in Downtown Denver where Tejay van Garderen (USA) of BMC Racing Team took the overall win for the second year in a row. Alex Howes (USA) of Team Garmin-Sharp, who has had an impressive performance in America’s biggest stage race, sprinted to the line to take the final stage win with the roar of huge crowds driving him to the finish. “This is a race that I think has firm footing in the eyes of the world with it broadcasted in so many different [ ... read more ]
20 th. Triatlón Sports World Veracruz – Boca del Río 2014.
After a torrential rain there was anything but sunshine for the 3500 participants at this triathlon held every Summer in the beautiful and historic port of Veracruz Mexico. This event organized by AsDeporte offers Olympic and sprint distance, and the race begins at 7:20am. There are twenty seven different waves by age and gender. The event is timed with IPICO Sports technology by a team of experienced timers let by Rodrigo Calderon and Saul Cobarrubias of Mexico’s TYR (Tiempos y Resultados). IPICO Sports Elite readers equipped with cell modems, cycling and mat antennas as well as active Power Tags allowed TYR to post live web updates and results also updating participants' Facebook page from every timing [ ... read more ]
Coming soon – Richmond Running Festival
Coming up September 21st 2014 is the second year of the Richmond Running Festival http://www.richmondrunningfestival.com/ Race Director Tom Bedford has created a unique series of events - and he uses IPICO Sports as his timing system and uses IPICO Custom Tags (see attached) Run London's most exclusive race! Day includes Kew Gardens 10K, Visit Richmond Half Marathon & NIKE kids' mile races, along with Richmond Fitness expo and music festival! See his Twitter and Facebook links below for event photos, videos, and core details. https://twitter.com/RichmondRunFest https://www.facebook.com/pages/Richmond-Running-Festival/508355229228417?fref=ts [ ... read more ]
Blainville Roller Marathon 2014
On July 12th 2014 our friends at QuidChrono timed this years Blainville Roller Marathon using our 10 meter cycling antennas and 250 power tags with a HUGE success. The Roller Marathon in Blainville uses the track from PMG Technologies in Blainville, 30 minutes north of Montreal. The track is a loop of 3.2 km over a flat area, with a few interresting turns. The whole track area is open, which allows everyone on site to continuously watch the progress of the entire race. QuidChrono timed the 1k, 3k, 3k with strollers, 21k and 39k. You can check out the races Facebook pages for more photos and video. https://www.facebook.com/groups/27896217433/ [ ... read more ]
Le Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie. 12-15 June 2014
Le Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie. 12-15 June 2014 One of our leading timers and partners Quidchrono, secured the timing contract for this unique and exceptional 4day, 1000km road-bike event that raises funds for specific genetic research. The 1000km is divided in 13 splits with a spectacular finish at the Montreal Olympic stadium after 60h+ riding.   A total of 1043 tags were registered, that were divided in to approximately 200 teams. As part of IPICOSPORTS continuous product improvement and commitment to timer community and users, we tested a mini numberplate tag for mass cycling participation and a new 5m mat antenna configurations with zero dead zones that can allow the user to connect 2x 5m mats to [ ... read more ]
IPICO Sports Cycling
EXPAND YOUR TIMING BUSINESS by Gemini Timing We have owned Gemini Timing for three years. During these three years we have been perfectly content with timing 5K’s, 10K’s, Mud Runs, Half Marathons, Marathons, Triathlons, if you can run it, we can time it.  A client of ours who is the race director for a 4th of July race approached us in March 2014 and asked if we had the capability of timing bike races.  We didn’t yet but having just attended the Ipico Conference that January we knew that there was equipment available to us that could make this possible.  So after a little research we were the proud owners of several sets of bike antennas and power tags capable of safely timing bikes whipping over a finish [ ... read more ]
Dragons Den – Quid Crono
Congratulations to Julie Belisle and Marie-Claude Dube of Quid Chrono for their success in being selected for the upcoming season of the CBC’s Dragons Den in Canada! They were selected from hundreds of French Canadian entrants who were vying for air time for their ideas and potential funding from the Dragons. For our American customers, this program is similar to the Shark Tank on US television- with one proviso…… it is designed to encourage and promote entrepreneurism in the Province of Quebec, compared to the US and English Canada shows that have a higher degree of “entertainment” in their design. Not only did the ladies look great ( see photo above ) but they presented very well and received many [ ... read more ]
2014 Tokyo Marathon
Around 36,000 runners run through the busy streets that are shut down to traffic, of Metropolitan Tokyo. It is not just the 36,000 chosen runners but the 10,000 volunteers. Over 1,720,000 crowds cheering, numerous supporting sponsors and many others that come together as one to make it happen. Tokyo Marathon unites people and makes a great contribution to provide a dream to our society. Tokyo Marathon: Sunday February 23, 2014 Kenya’s Dickson Chumba and Tirfi Tsegaye smashed the course records at the 2014 Tokyo Marathon on Sunday (23), recording respective times of 2:05:42 and 2:22:23 at the IAAF Gold Label Road Race. Chumba’s winning time is the fastest ever performance in Tokyo, replacing the course [ ... read more ]
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