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So, just how many runners are timed?
  Running event participation continues to increase year after year, which is no surprise to the timing industry.  More runners easily mean more events to time, and more athletes to time within these events. What is new, however, is the explosion of runners in non-traditional events (also known as experiential events or mob events), such as color-infused runs, glow-in-the-dark events and obstacle races. These events do not typically require a timer to track the whereabouts of runners along the course or carefully monitor the finish times of elites. Running USA reports that in 2013 there were over 19 million finishers in timed running events throughout the US.  They estimated 4 million participants in [ ... read more ]
Souvenir Shoe Tags given to 2015 Virgin Money London Marathon Runners
    The Virgin Money London Marathon upped the ante for runners by providing them with a commemorative shoe tag on the 35th anniversary of the race.       The Souvenir Tag The shoe tag celebrates the marathon with a photo from the inaugural race back in 1981, when the first marathon winners Dick Beardsley and Inge Simonsen crossed the finish line together. After contending a close race for more than 26 miles, the two winners quickly chose to cross the finish line together and win the race hand-in-hand. This moment was especially moving for both elites, as neither had yet won a marathon during their career. This special moment was printed on the timing chips that were [ ... read more ]
2015 Tokyo Marathon – A perfect day
99.99% read rates in Tokyo Marathon Motohiko Kato, Head Timer for RECS, pictured the day after the Tokyo Marathon 2015, has something to smile about. At the 2015 Tokyo Marathon, they received 99.99% read rates, the BEST EVER at a major mass participation event. The 2015 Tokyo Marathon took place on February 22nd and had 35897 starters and 34,528 finishers with 14 read point out on the course. Read the race report here. http://www.iaaf.org/news/report/2015-tokyo-marathon-report And if that wasn't enough...On the same day RECS timed an additional ten races with an additional 50,000+ runners, 200 staff working that day, and over 100 elite systems deployed! Amazing! [ ... read more ]
FOOT LOCKER NATIONALS
FOOT LOCKER NATIONALS Balboa Park, San Diego, CA Anna Rohrer and Grant Fisher are your 2014 Foot Locker Cross Country National Champions. https://www.facebook.com/FLCCC https://twitter.com/flrun TIMED BY FINISHED RESULTS - CHRIS DRESCHER AND ALEX LOHMAN GAVE LIVE SPLITS AND INSTANT RESULTS RESULTS http://finishedresults.com/flccc/ http://finishedresults.com/ [ ... read more ]
USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships
USATF National Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships Myrtle Beach, SC Timed by Marchan Adkins at Adkins Trak Timing Associates and Cody Branch from Branch Sports Technology http://www.branchsportstech.com/ http://www.adkinstrak.com/ Results http://branchsportstech.com/2014_Meets/xc/12-13-USATF/Web/Timetable.php?EID=ae7db743c9fa4a8d82b64307ff0ff1f2 GAVE LIVE SPLITS AND INSTANT RESULTS Photos here later http://www.usatf.org/Events---Calendar/2014/USATF-National-Junior-Olympic-Cross-Country-Champi.aspx https://twitter.com/hashtag/JOXC?src=hash VIDEO http://www.usatf.tv/ [ ... read more ]
USATF CLUB NATIONALS
USATF CLUB NATIONALS Bethlehem, PA Cleon Fowler and co. at CFPI Timing timed the USATF Club Nationals in Bethlehem, PA http://www.usatf.org/Events---Calendar/2014/USATF-National-Club-Cross-Country-Championships.aspx http://www.usatf.org/Events---Calendar/2014/USATF-National-Club-Cross-Country-Championships/Unofficial-Results.aspx https://twitter.com/hashtag/clubxcnats?src=hash https://twitter.com/cfpitiming http://www.cfpitiming.com/ VIDEO http://www.usatf.tv/ [ ... read more ]
Triathlon for a Smile
PERFECT TIMING SPORTS – Puerto Rico The enchanting Caribbean island of Puerto Rico offers one of the most wonderful settings in the world in which to host a triathlon. That is why triathlete Javier Velazquez, founder of the Puerto Rico Triathlon Series, contacted IPICO Sports while searching for a solution to his timing needs. Puerto Rico Triathlon Series organizes five events throughout the year, with an average of 300 participants per event in the lovely town of Dorado, located on the coast just 20 minutes north of the capital, San Juan. In 2013, with their own IPICO Sports equipment, their knowledge, experience and passion for the sport, Javier and his club were able to offer first class events and [ ... read more ]
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 ]
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