I'm taking part in the Shock absorber women only run 10K at Richmond park in October (my first ever 10k race) and have started training for this. When I registered and entered the race online, the Organiser's said that I will be sent a timing chip for this. I may sound silly but, what are they and how do they work?
I only ask this as I'm not familiar with this sort of thing .
Usually worn on a strap round your ankle or sometimes they are now stuck to your race numberYou will cross a mat at the start and finish of the event and sometimes a midway point which will register your chip time and gun time
The gun time is from when the gun goes off and includes the time to cross the start, a chip time is from the point you actually cross the start line
Dont assume that because chips are being issued that there will be 'chip times'.
They are often used as a more efficient way of recording gun times.
Oh, I didn't know that. I don't think I've ever had a chip where that's the case, but maybe I have and I'm actually faster than I believe. Then again, probably not!
Many thanks for all the advice from you all. I now understand this Chip timing thing and I'll keep on training hard and smart!
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