Friday, April 1, 2016

Waterford...Results & Video of the Bunny Run 5 mile in Waterford City - Sun 27th Mar 2016

The numbers for this race were down 27% this year which seems to follow a pattern for a lot of other events in Munster. It has now dropped 55% over the last 3 years.

First 3 men and women...
Brian Murphy M 26:43
Frank Quinlan M 27:01
Trevor Power M 28:31
Donna Dowling  F 32:13
Mary Molloy F 33:55
Mary Doolan F 34:22

The results were timed by Titan Sports but are very poor. Normally after a race, you can scan through a set of results to see colleagues and friends and what time they did. In this case, the results are in a searchable database so you can't see them. You have to know in advance who ran and then type in their name.

These type of results are fine for huge events where there are thousands of people taking part e.g. Dublin Marathon. A long list then doesn't make sense and it's practical to search by name or club. For 137 runners, it's useless.

Another problem is the fact that the results can't be linked to. All people can do at the moment is to link to the front page of the results website. It's fine for now when you can see where the results might be but in 12 months time, people will have to search through the list of events for the right one.

Out of all the chip timing websites in the country, this is probably the worst one I've seen to date.

There is a nice video here which captures the atmosphere of the occasion...

Proceeds from the run went towards the Children's Medical Research Foundation.

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