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oythebrave Rookie 7 posts since
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Nov 15, 2010 3:46 AM

Chip Time?  Clock Time?  Confused time!

Ran my 4th 5k the w/e.  It is the first time i've seen results with chip time and clock time.  Why do i have two times?  What is the difference?  Which is my real results?

  • silvereagle Legend 1,159 posts since
    Dec 10, 2007
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    1. Nov 15, 2010 4:14 AM (in response to oythebrave)
    Re: Chip Time? Clock Time? Confused time!



    welcome and congrats, the difference between clock and chip is


    Clock it the time the race started as gun going off

    Chip is the time you crossed the starting line.



    in large races it could be 20 to 25 minutes before the last person crosses the start line.


    Anyway your time is chip time.


    It's not only about finishing, its about finishing healthy!

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,928 posts since
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    2. Nov 15, 2010 7:14 AM (in response to silvereagle)
    Re: Chip Time? Clock Time? Confused time!

    Congrats on your Race!

  • LPARafael Pro 166 posts since
    Sep 13, 2010
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    3. Nov 15, 2010 7:56 AM (in response to oythebrave)
    Re: Chip Time? Clock Time? Confused time!

    Congrats on completing your races.  I too completed my 4th 5K this weekend.  As it has already been mentioned, the chip time is the time from when you crossed the start line to when you crossed the finish line.  two of the four races I entered only had a clock time while the other two had both the clock and chip time.  In all of my races the difference has been a little more than a minute between the clock time and the chip time, as I usually line up near the back of the pack to start off since I am not sure how my ability compares to the others.  I think from now on I will start moving up so I will have fewer people to "battle with" at the start.

    To paraphrase Newton, "A body in motion tends to stay in motion", so keep those feet moving ....

    2012 Races

    Year 2 Year 5K - 12/31 - 1/1

    Tinkerbell Half Marathon - 1/29

    Rock n Roll Pasadena Half marathon - 2/19

    Old Agoura 10K - 3/24

    O2O Half Marathon - 6/3

    City Impact Half Marathon - 6/16

    Channel Islands 10K - 7/4

    Disneyland Half - 9/2

    Marine Corps Marathon - 10/28

  • mrspeacock13 Amateur 14 posts since
    Nov 15, 2010
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    4. Nov 15, 2010 1:46 PM (in response to oythebrave)
    Re: Chip Time? Clock Time? Confused time!

    First I would like to say congrats on finishing the race!! Second, I was wondering about the chip time, and clock time as well.. glad your thread cleared that up for me!! lol

    In the words of Forrest Gump " I just felt like running!!!"

    If at first you don't succeed, try, try again


    Run for the Health of it 5k, 2009   28:36

    WRAFB Museum of Aviation 5k, 2009  27:28

    Run for the Health of it 5k, 2010   28:33

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