For The Krogh's Turkey Trot
Date/Time: November 26, 2009 8:45 am
Mohawk, Sparta, New Jersey
Weather: Sunny, 75 degrees
If you find any discrepancies please send us an
e-mail. Please include your bib# also on the email write in the subject
line the name of the event.
12/01/2009 06:02:19 AM
Chip/Tag Time" versus "Gun Time"
The 2007 USATF Rule 245.1 states "The
order in which the athletes cross the finish line will be the official finish
position." Further, Rule 245.3 - regarding transponder timing - "the actual time
elapsed between an athlete reaching the starting line and finish line can be
made known to the athlete, but will not be considered as official time." In
short, official time per USATF rule is gun time.
Also, USATF Rule 165.16 covers the use of
transponder timing systems (i.e., the chip) and Rule 165.16(h) states that
"times for other competitors will be adjusted, based on the official winning
time." In other words, "chip" timing cannot be used for official time (s) nor
records unless the "chip" time is properly adjusted (i.e., gun time) except for
LDR Masters age group records if the record setter wins his/her age group and
the timing mats are properly placed before the start line and after the finish
line (Rule 265.10).