Case Study - West Side Duathlon 2014

Sunday, April 27, 2014
Timer: Racing Underground
Hardware: RFID Race Timing Systems Ultra
Event: West Side Duathlon 2014
Date: 27-Apr-2014
Location: NAAC Sports Complex, Arvada, Colorado USA


This is the second race in the 2014 Mile High Duathlon Series. Timed as per the first race using the HuTags. Unfortunately once again, plagued by uncooperative weather that included 40kph win speeds during the cycling portion of the event and 80-100kph wind speeds shortly after the final finisher completed the course. Needless to say, the numbers were smaller than expected, but the timing operation achieved a 100 percent read rate.


Timing: Event Analysis

Patch Antennas were used at each of the six checkpoints.  Racing Underground's Damien Eisman prefers two pairs of antennas at each checkpoint with each pair facing each other, 3 meters separating the each pair antennas. This configuration provides a comfortable level of redundancy. This setup is therefore used at all checkpoints, with the exception of the less important announcer point, which uses just one pair.


Summary Statistics

Possible reads 1039
Total reads 1039
Missed reads 0


The event started with a single wave of all athletes, each wearing their HuTag XC-1 on a neoprene strap mounted on their left ankle.


Timing System

The RFID Race Timing Ultra System throughout. Patch antennas were used to collect the chip times from HuTag XC-1 RFID tags. The tags were read horizontally from the side of the various stages of race course.



Hardware: RFID Race Timing Systems

RFID Race Timing Systems have been manufacturing RFID based timing systems since 1996. Owned and operated by Andrew Peterson they are based in Western Australia and sell systems worldwide.


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