Scoring and Results
Any type of computerized scoring and tabulation requires data entry. Runners have to be entered in the database before the race begins (ideally not on race day although some race day registration is inevitable). Make sure that you make allowances for this so that the race starts on time. Figure on one to two hours of data entry for every 100 runners.
A laptop with a spreadsheet is not computerized scoring. A spreadsheet cannot sort runners into age groups without special preparations (macros, programming, pre-entered age groups, etc). In our experience spreadsheets are a miserable failure, and always take longer than simply sorting the finisher cards (which requires no data entry). Click for Example of Finisher Board (courtesy of Tom Wolter)
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