Cliff Hilton, Race Director - Halloween 5K
Please book us in for next year which will be Wednesday 31st October. A mid-week run! ... the pumpkins were supplied and carved by the various restaurant staff in the four restaurants we have on our campus here at Oracle Corp. There is always a competitio n to s ee who can come up with the most original yet scarey carving!!! ... the pumpkins spend the day adoring each restaurant and are then gathered in for full display at the race!
It was a fab event and got rave reviews from the runners.
Thanks Sport Systems for being part of it and helping making the H5NR the success it was!
Andy Bone, Race Director - Brighton Phoenix 10k
I have emailed Emma and Mark but I’d just like to let you know that they have made Phoenix’s 'jump' to chip timing a real pleasure. Mark and Emma have been brilliant; they have always been available when we have had a question or query.
Mark and John were completely on it last night (calm and collected) and they made any nerves I had disappear immediately.
I would recommend Sports Systems to any club looking for a chip timing company without hesitation and I look forward very much to using you again next year, this time with a bigger field.
Matt Lambert, Chairman of the Passing It On charity and HEROES RUN co-founder
"For the first 6 years of our event we managed our own race entry system. HEROES RUN 7 was the first year we have used Sport Systems to deal with entry and it has been so beneficial to us. Not only has it freed up our time to focus on promoting the event but we have significantly increased our donations by incorporating a donate option into the race entry system. Their support on the day of the event also made managing our runners quick and efficient.
I would thoroughly recommend Sport Systems to any charity looking to put on a mass participation running event."
We have used Sport Systems’ entry management and chip timing services for the last two years and cannot praise them highly enough. Their professionalism, attention to detail and customer focus is second to none and the advice and help they gave us planning the layout of our finish area was invaluable. We will certainly continue to use Sport Systems in the future and would not hesitate to recommend them to any race organiser who wants hassle-free entry management and a fast and efficient chip timing and results service.
After 25 highly successful years York Knavesmire Harriers decided that, in order to improve the quality of service offered to runners, the Brass Monkey Half Marathon 2009 should use chip timing. This was a huge step for us, with all the usual reservations about something new and what happens if it all goes wrong! Well we certainly shouldn't have worried as the decision to work with Sports Systems (Northern) Ltd. and the Ipico electronic chip proved flawless.
Preparation before the event was smooth and we received all the advice that we required. Chips were issued to the 1600 runners on the morning of the event and as the runners crossed the finish line the Sport Systems computer was posting the results on the internet and giving us printed copies. This enabled us to deploy our marshals and helpers elsewhere and we have never had our results so quickly and efficiently!
I would unreservedly recommend Sports Systems (Northern) Ltd. to any race organisers and they have done the chip timing again for us in 2010 and 2011.
Thank You! I'm so grateful that you're making the race planning that wee bit easier for me this year!
Many thanks for such prompt service. As I said on the day, this is the 4th time of using Sport Systems and the service seems to get better each year. As well as on the race day itself, I have been very impressed with the way that administration side of things have gone in the build up and after the race.
“The NJAL have been using Don Anderson operating photo finish for the Leagues National Final for the last four years. The switch to Sport Systems made no difference to the standard of service that we have received, and I can say that we have already booked the photo finish for our 2009 Finals. The equipment is reliable and accurate, and the operators give more the 100% to ensure the event receives a first class set of results. I would recommend Sports Systems equipment and operators to anyone wanting any of the services that they supply.”
“The use of Sport Systems' disposable chip timing and results service has enabled us to considerably simplify our finish area and to redeploy many people to other marshalling tasks. In addition, we were supplied with all the category prize winners and team prize results well before the prize presentation which impressed our sponsors. We were also very impressed with the professionalism of Sport Systems so this year we have asked them, in addition, to process our online and postal entries, giving us more time to concentrate on marketing and organising our event. Altogether they have taken much of the stress and worry away, making the job of organising such an event a much more enjoyable and rewarding experience.”
“I was very impressed with the seamless way in which you integrated your online entry system into my web site so once I put the link in you could not see the "join". Also I think it is important to add that the support and help that you give is valuable especially to new users who may be a little unsure of how it all works. RaceMaster itself is also very easy, intuitive and quick to use making input of entries and results as efficient as it can be. The range of race options is also very impressive which I have found useful for some of my more complex events like the Corporate Challenge.”
Voted the best Half Marathon in the U.K.(RW)
"Sport Systems Electronic Chip, incorporated in the Race Number, was like a 'Dream come True' to me as a Race Organiser. Far better than separate chips in every way, for both races, and runners. It is brilliant, and I commend it to all Race Organisers."
Our race took place today and all went well - I think Racemaster is FAB - our 5 mile race started at 10.45 and as I printed out the first 150 finishers I noticed that my watch said 11.45. Pretty good to have the results on view in just an hour.
As well as chip timing our event, Sport Systems manage all our entries for us through an online entries website which they custom-built to complement our own website and all the postal entries. Each week I get an up-to-date Audit Trail Report telling me how many entries we have and noting all the financial side including all the cheques that have been banked for us. Now I can concentrate more on the organisational aspects of the event without worrying about the administration which I know is being well looked after. I have no hesitation in recommending Sport Systems Limited to any Race Director.”