Data, data, data…. It’s all about the data!

One of the most common situations that we as a timing company come across is a race that is not completely prepared with their registration data. 90% of the results process is the registration data. And sometimes, the data can be bad, and it is not known until we start posting the results at a race. Let me tell you, no one knows “heat,” until they have felt it from someone who has just spent an hour or two pushing themselves to the limit, then not have accurate results.

Most of the time, we time races that are only put on once a year. There is a core group of folks that come together once a year to put on a race. And one person gets assigned the daunting task of managing the registration data. Not an easy job considering that this person usually has a “real” job, a family etc. And since we (Milliseconds) are relying on this person to get us a good, clean data file, we offer up our assistance. We are here to help. If you have questions, or need to know what format we need things in, please feel free to shoot any one of us an email, or a phone call. We do this almost every weekend, are pretty savvy with spreadsheets, and ultimately are interested in the overall success of your race.

Again, the registration data is a critical piece of the puzzle when it comes to timing. Registration data that is not complete, or not accurate translates into poor results which produces unhappy racers.

Wednesday, April, 29th, 2009 at 3:09 pm
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