Apologies if this has been covered anywhere else but other Reading thread is very big and i am not looking through all them pages.
I was wondering about the point of Chip timing when it does not actualy use your chip time for the offical race? Reading explains that all times start from the'Gun' and end when you cross the line - the offical time - therfore if your late over the line the extra minutes (or whatever)are still counted. I thought the whole point of chip timing was to take away this problem? It says that the chip time is for your own personal use only.I am missing something here or does this kind of miss the point?
GRIM (last December) was like this too and the Chip used then ( and it seems in Reading too) makes it easier to count people in but does not give a true time ( as in FLM for example)
can someone explain?????? many thanks in advance.