Timing Terminology!

Gun Time or Chip Time?

We produce two sets of results, Gun Time and Chip Time. The Gun Time is the time elapsed between the start of the race and you crossing the finish line. The chip time is the time you cross the start line to the time you cross the finish line. The official race result is the Gun Time and the Chip Time is for your information only.

Timing Chips

We provide both disposable chips and re-usable chips. Re-usable chips must be handed back after the completion of the race.

Results

Results of the races that we administer will be published on this website directly after the completion of the race (Internet access permitting). All runners that have provided a UK mobile number will receive an SMS message with their Gun and Chip time.

Age Groups

We use standard UK Athletics age categories.

Men under 40 will be classed as Male Seniors and then Vet Categories MV40, MV50, MV60, MV70 & MV80. Juniors will be classed as Under 19, Under 18 etc.

Women under 35 will be classed as Female Seniors and then Vet Categories FV35, FV45, FV55, FV65, FV75. Juniors will be classed as Under 19, Under 18 etc.

Registration and Changes

Online registration is available on the race website. In the event that the entrant is unable to take part, they can complete the official transfer process which is outlined in their entry confirmation email. If any race numbers are transferred without following the official procedure, the new runner will not be eligible for any prizes and the original entrant and the person running under their name may be banned from future races and may be reported to the relevant athletics authority.

Age Graded Results

Age grading is a way to adjust an athlete’s performance according to age and gender. The age-grading tables were developed by the World Association of Veteran Athletes, the world governing body for track and field, long distance running and race walking for veteran athletes. The tables were first published in 1989.

The tables work by recording the world record performance for each age at each distance, for men and women. Where necessary, the world record performances are estimated.

For example, the world record for a 53 year old woman running a 10km is 35:01. So if a 53 year old woman finishes a 10km in 45:18, she has an age-graded performance of 77.3% (which is 35:01 divided by 45:18). The wide availability of age-grading tables has allowed older runners to compete on even terms with younger generations. In many running clubs today, the age-graded champion earns as much, if not more, recognition as the outright (non-age adjusted) winner of the event.

Age grading can be used to compare performances across different ages and sexes; track your own performance over time; identify your best events; set goals for current and future years; and identify your best ever performance.