Dont you hate when you smash your PB and the photographer misses you ...

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30/04/2013 at 17:36
23mins 29.99 seconds and 23 mins 31.01 seconds would have a 1.02 second difference but show up as 3 seconds difference in the splits.
30/04/2013 at 17:39
cougie wrote (see)

30/04/2013 at 17:40
Chips either record data or they don't. They don't record almost identical split times for someone else who shares the same surname and happens to be the spouse.
cougie    pirate
30/04/2013 at 17:42
But in this race the organisers seem to have issued duplicate numbers ? So if that's an error that's visible in the photos - god knows what could have gone on with the chips.

Did they sort the baggage out this year ?
seren nos    pirate
30/04/2013 at 17:44

they are not spouse though.they arent even in the same running club........ and it has done it oin hundreds of results......

so i don't know why you prefer to believe that hundreds and hundreds of people have cheated rather than think it is a chip error.which the power of 10 have acknowleged and the marathon people have acknowledged that their results are wrong

30/04/2013 at 18:13

Actually DF3, I'm aware of someone else  who was given the same time as someone with the same surname (not related) and they had consecutive bib numbers. It meant that person was given a time nearly 2 hours faster than they actually achieved, because of the cock up with the chips.

30/04/2013 at 18:13

How come no one leapt to Tommy the Clown's defence with such passion? 

30/04/2013 at 18:13
I don't believe anything Miss Nos. I'm merely presenting the facts and analysing it in an unbiased way. There seems to be a lot of things that don't add up. What makes you think they are not related? Same surname and consecutive numbers? Seems to show some sort of relationship.
30/04/2013 at 18:17
Chips pass a sensor and they record a time or they don't. The computer could have duplicated the data on someone else's surname yes. But to change that data by a few seconds too??
30/04/2013 at 18:23


They've allocated the numbers in batches alphabetically.

Race no's 8262 to 8320 are all allocated to runners with the surname 'Smith'

Th eonly relationship is that they share the same surname


30/04/2013 at 18:23
Sussex Runner (NLR) wrote (see)
Same surname and consecutive numbers? Seems to show some sort of relationship.

An alphabetical one, perhaps?

30/04/2013 at 18:25
Good work Tenjiso and Gertie.
30/04/2013 at 18:27

Millsy1977 wrote (see)

How come no one leapt to Tommy the Clown's defence with such passion? 

It's progress  

RW is now a much more moral and upstanding place. The poor case of Tommy and his malfunctioning chips would never happen these days.  

That's a great thing for any future members of the 76.7 marathon club (FKA 100 marathon club)  

30/04/2013 at 18:32
Sussex Runner (NLR) wrote (see)
Good work Tenjiso and Gertie.

I thank you.  

I'm not related to Gertie BTW 

30/04/2013 at 18:35
Millsy1977 wrote (see)

How come no one leapt to Tommy the Clown's defence with such passion? 


30/04/2013 at 18:41
Saffy Sweety Pea wrote (see)

Big Bad Bob, I would say harm has been done, given how upset one of the people falsely accused of cheating is.



30/04/2013 at 18:43

In fairness, Seren pointed out the surname issue hours ago. 

30/04/2013 at 19:29

With a bit of luck the aggrieved parties will sue the OP and sue RW for allowing this moronic thread more than one nanosecond of existence on a public forum.

30/04/2013 at 19:35

Said the dog in the wig.

30/04/2013 at 19:36
David Falconer 3 wrote (see)

Not only that but your husband who entered the race with you and has a consecutive race number to your own is in the race, posts a time only 1 second difference to your own after an entire marathon, and posting split times that are virtually identical, yet somehow in 23 photos taken by the photographer, he missed you completely, almost as though you were never there!

Time and split of the protaganist:

Time and split of someone who had a consecutive number to the protaganist, has the same last name and posted the same split times (give or take one second) for the entire duration of the race.


 p.s I was supplied this tip from someone else, if they want to make themselves known Im happy to confirm, otherwise mums the word



On the basis of what?


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