>Racing>Gun time or Chip time
Now that was a bath...
Here's what I mean above. A HM I ran last year. I ended up 36 places after this other guy and ran the race almost a minute faster according to chip time. I also took a big hit in terms of ranking for the other rankings. Weird, I think.
If they went by gun time, both me and the guy in 7th would have been bumped up, and the 5th place guy would have dropped to 7th. His gun time was 7 seconds behind - his chip time 8 seconds faster.
This thread brings up kind of an interesting topic: what is more "fair", chip-time or gun-time? (I know, I know, as some of you have said, it's all just for fun... but just for the sake of discussion... )
I HATE those races that don't have the pad at the start...most of the ones I've run haven't. The ones that do have the pad make me a much happier runner. And I know it's silly, since I am usually bringing up the rear, but every second counts.
You and me both.
We do announce repeatedly that the faster runners need to get near the front of the pack at the start.
I'm running somewhere tomorrow. It's going to be beautiful. I can't wait.