i have mine on a lot..........if i'm on the bike .especially in a group you have to stop at lights and to regroup...so to autopause gives me a better balance of my speeds.........
also when running a training run and need to stop for a pee or to stop and wait for the group it switches off to keep a more accurate picture of the training pace......
Ric F.it might take a few seconds but it also takes a few seconds to realise you are moving again so balances out
there is another way to stop the clock when you stop.
Press the stop button.
Hi ran the Winchester 10K myself today and my chip time is 19 seconds slower than my watch. My watch works fine. If you look at the recetimesystems website everybodys race time is the same as their chip time. I think they are giving out the start gun time not the chip time.
that looks to explain it Martin. They've bungled it
Very irritating. I've only seen organisers screw timings up once before. A half marathon 2 years ago. They gave even the front runners 7seconds different between their chips and gun times.
All they needed to do, was to reduce the chip time by 7seconds.
INSTEAD, they added 7seconds on!
Meaning everyone was double hit!
Stevie G . wrote (see)
there is another way to stop the clock when you stop. Press the stop button.
but then you have to remember to start it again.can't remember the number of times i've forgotton to do that
I agree Ballesteros..........when chip timing is advertised you assume its start to finish........it annoys me when its gun timiung only as this is there just for the organisers benefit at the finishing chute and not for the competitors benefit........
they should make it clear.......
ahh gun to chip is always irritating.
you either want chip to chip or not bother having chips!
because if you know its gun to chip then us slower runners will be fighting the fast runners for a place on the start line............and so bugger up their race as well..............when normally the majority of runners will take their appropriate place in the line for our pace...
but if its gun to chip thyen we all want an accurate time of our run
It used to be the case that there were some chip timing systems that couldn't cope with hundreds of runners crossing the start mat in a short space of time, so it would either lose your start time completely or it would only register you as starting quite a while after you'd actually crossed the line. So it was only useful in a gun time capacity, which makes recording finishers easier but otherwise is of little benefit to the runner.
The Fleet 10k also has gun to chip timing. I guess it is easier than manual timing, but if you're paying for someone to time your event, they might as well do gun to gun.
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