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!
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 ....
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
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