Sport Systems IPICO Chip Timing System
In order to make sure that the race timing for the Chippenham Half Marathon is accurate and efficient this year we will be using Sport Systems' new IPICO Sports TAG timing system.
The IPICO system uses a lightweight Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) timing chip which is attached to your shoe. The chip is attached using two slim twines (provided by Sport Systems) and is detected as the chip passes over mats located at the start and finish.
Conventional manual timing requires a number of skilled and experienced operators and by its very nature is prone to errors. Correcting these errors takes time and delays the production of the results and the prize list. Sport Systems' chip timing system removes these errors by recording your race number and time as you cross the finish line and feeding them directly into the results system.
Here's how it works
Gun time/ Chip time defined
Your IPICO chip will be posted to you with your race number, twines and race information pack at the beginning of September. Your envelope will be clearly printed with your race number and illustrations showing how to correctly secure the chip to your shoe (see example on left). In addition a pre-paid business reply envelope will be provided so that if you are unable to run you can return your chip to Sport Systems.
Chip Collection after the race
We will endeavour to make sure that all results are posted on the results board as they become available. However, if you are not able to wait for them to be printed off and put up then you will be able to find a full set of results here shortly after the end of the race.
If you have any questions regarding the above then you can contact us via our Contact page.