Automatic timing with devices from MyLaps will be used in the Laugavegurinn Ultra Marathon 2018. The devices consist of mats that will be placed at the start and finish line that participants will run over and a chip (a small white plastic circle). The chip is fastened to an ankle bracelet that each runner must fasten around their ankle securely. It’s best to position the bracelet over the sock. Each chip has a number linked to the individual runner.
The timing starts with a gunshot in each start group. Gun time in each start group is the time that is used in the results of the race and at the cut off time locations. The personal timing (chip time) for each participant starts when he or she runs over the timing mat at the start line and finishes when he or she runs over it again when crossing the finish line. Chip time gives the runner their precise personal result regardless of the runner’s position in his or hers start group.
Gun time in each start group is used at the cut off time locations when runners are stopped. All start groups will get 4 hours to reach Álftavatn and 6 hours and 15 minutes to reach Emstrur starting with a gunshot in their group.
The clock by the finish line displays the time that has passed since the first start group began the race. Five minutes elapse will be between start groups, the order of participants crossing the finish line is therefore not necessarily their order in the results.
See further information about the start groups here.
Split time mats will be placed in Álftavatn (22 km) and Emstrur (38 km). The participants will get their split time registered if they take a step on the mat. Hopefully, it will be possible to post the split times and results live on the web, but that depends on the signal on race day that can be very variable on the trail.
ANKLE BRACELET AND CHIP RETURN
All participants are rented the timing chip and bracelet. The rent is included in the entry fee. After the race, all participants must return their chip and bracelet to an assigned staff member. Staff members will be located at the emergency tent. For the participant, the chip is active for this run only. But the chips can be activated again and therefore is of value to the race organizer. PARTICIPANTS ARE KINDLY ASKED TO RESPECT THIS RETURN POLICY for both cost and environmental reasons. The chip and race number have been registered to the participant and are only valid for that person. If chip and bracelet are not returned the participant might be charged for it.