Thousandths of Seconds


I recently got a PB over 5k of 18:45. My time was actually (on my watch) 00:18:45:98. A fellow runner reckons I should round that up to 18:46, but I say no and have awarded myself a time of 18:45.

What would you do, do you round up or ignore the thousandths on your watch ?

p.s. the 'advice' came from a runner I beat image

Comments

  • LOL - I could have guessed where the advice came from!

    I wouldn't round it up either.

    What was the official time, though?

  • Aren't those hundreths? I would round up...

  • Official time was 18:47, but it was not a chip-timed race and I didn't start at the front.

  • Yes, they are Nemo. Doh !
  • Official time....assuming there is one.

    Oh and those are 1/100ths not 1/1000ths! image

  • Take 18.45 if you normally go by watch time rather than official time - don't round up - they don't do that in chip timing do they so why should you.   
  • Don't they only do 100ths in sprint races I wouldn't round up.
  • In 0.98 of a second you would have been aproximately 4.5 metres behind someone who ran 18:45.00 dead, could you live with believing you would have caught them? Do the honourable thing and round up.

    You were also 9cm short of recording 18:46. Did you take a short cut, not follow the racing line? image

  • In rallying time taken is to the completed second (or, in WRC to the 1/10th), so is always rounded down. If it's good enough for them...

  • Round up minutes and km's or miles

  • i do usually use my watch time in non chipped races. Some races are not the best to the second in recording finish times. The guy behind me last week got the same official time despite i think being a sec or so behind.
  • MF. After all the bad things i have done in my life i could indeed live with this image
  • Surely the 9 in .98 is actually tenths of a second and I would round up anything over half a second personally.  Does it really make that much difference?  The only time I would care about that small a margin would be if it was one of the 'milestones' such as a 40min 10K or 1:30 half etc.

    If you had eaten 98% of a banana would you still say you had a banana in your hand?

  • Round it up, it will be easier to beat next time.

  • Lol ! If I had only eaten 2% of a banana I could still say I had some banana !

    Not a bad idea Lardarse, but I will have to go thru all my results now seeing if they should be rounded up image
  • I wish I had the problem of whether to round to to the nearest second. I'm so slow that if I rounded up the the nearest hour no one would bloody notice.

  • lol ! There by the grace .... I had the same problem 10 years ago FF.
  • Nearest hour??? Nearest day for some of us image - yesterday in  my case! It was a course pb though, not all time. I'm not going to see those again. Except for distances I haven't done before, hehehehehe.
  • It seems to me that some people have too much time on their hands. Spent more productively then you might have done an 18:44...
  • Fat Face - if you are slow, what does that make me??? hmpf. Maybe I should be  Mellow Sloth or Snail Mail...  ;o(
  • I did my first marathon (Edinburgh) in 4hr 59 minutes - There is NO WAY i was ever going to round it up to 5 hours.

  • Round up

    Or is this a WIND up?image

  • UKA Rules say round up...

    "For all races held partly or entirely outside the stadium, the time shall be read to 1/100th second. All times not ending in two zeros shall be converted to the next longer whole second, e.g. for the Marathon a time of 2h 09m 44.32s shall be recorded as 2h 09m 45s. "

    Experienced timekeepers set their watch to 0:00:00.99 before the race starts, so that when they are reading off the times at the finish, the rounding up is done automatically.

  • Yes that is true for out of stadium races but in a stadium you wouldn't round Bolt's 100M WR to 9.58 to 9.60 and certainly not to 10.00.

     Personally I take the time to the second so I would keep it as is.

      After all if you run a 10km and collapse to the ground with 5M to go and can't finish, do you round it up and say you have finished? If 9,995M is not 10,000M then 19.45:58 is not 19:46:00 image 

    Similarly if a satellite needs to burn fuel for 10 seconds to reach an orbit and stops after 9.9, its probably no good shouting i rounded it up as it shoots off into space and oblivion

  • Next time, cut the corner off by running across the pavement.
  • Brooks the beast wrote (see)
    Yes that is true for out of stadium races but in a stadium you wouldn't round Bolt's 100M WR to 9.58 to 9.60 and certainly not to 10.00.

    Agreed - but if the 9.58 was hand-timed, you would round it up to 9.6

     Personally I take the time to the second so I would keep it as is.

    So does your watch not record 1/100's ?

    Brooks the beast wrote (see)
      After all if you run a 10km and collapse to the ground with 5M to go and can't finish, do you round it up and say you have finished? 

    Similarly, if a thrower putts the shot 9.99m, has he thrown 10 metres ? No ! But that's because distance gets rounded down, whereas times get rounded up.
    Incidentally, I actually saw someone do that in a race earlier this year !!

    Brooks the beast wrote (see)
     If 9,995M is not 10,000M then 19.45:58 is not 19:46:00 image 
    The question wasn't about whether 19:45.58 was 19:46.00, it was about whether it was 19:45 or 19:46.

    Say for instance that you ran 10k in 40m 00.48s. If you rounded that down (to 40:00), you would be saying that you can run 10k in 40 minutes, which isn't the case, as you'd only actually run 9998m in that time.

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