Like all promoters we have to worry about results. We invested in a high speed camera to best capture finish line results. With our camera we are good for all daytime finish situations. We have two additional cameras as back up. We strive to get the results up as quick as possible, often in 5-10 minutes after a race finish.
In one race the volunteer posted handwritten results done by the officials. We weren’t doing the camera but as part of registration we were posting the results near the registration table. Before posting the handwritten results, which just had bib numbers, the volunteer would hand us a copy of said results. He would return a minute or so later and the full version of the results that we prepared, listing the place, name, team, and bib number, would be ready for him to post. He joked about the futility of posting the bib number results since he would walk back to our table, pick up the complete results, then walk back and post the complete results below the bib number results.
Our finish line equipment includes a professional tripod, camera, water proof casing for the camera (if necessary), table, chair, and a laptop dedicated to viewing the finish line footage. We can then import the number results into our registration spreadsheet, generating a complete results list quickly and efficiently. We have a tent for the finish camera, with appropriate anchors for any grass/dirt areas. For pavement we anchor the tent to vehicles. Optionally we may use a trailer as we normally do at the Bethel Spring Series (in the picture). We come prepared so you don’t have to worry.
In 2014 we went to a tent and camera based finish line set up and this has worked flawlessly.
You can see the clarity of our camera, shooting at 1/10,000 second shutter speed at 60 fps.
We are committed to making your race a success. Our goal is to grow bike racing in the area, not to “beat” other promoters. We want to help you hold a well run and fun race, which in turn will help make the sport more enjoyable and more popular.