Hit The Downs MTB Event

On 17th July I’m going to be in the South Downs, taking part in the Hit The Downs MTB event to raise much needed funds for St Barnabas House and Chestnut Tree House in Sussex.

St Barnabas House provide palliative hospice care for adults and Chestnut Tree House provide care for children and their families across East and West Sussex.

The Challenge

I’m going to be riding 30Km across the South Downs, starting at 7am on the 17th July and I’m looking to raise £100 to support these great charities!

Please Help Me Out

Whilst I’m all to aware that things are tight for us all at the moment, if you can, please head on over to my JustGiving page and make a donation of any size to help me reach my £100 sponsorship target.

From £1 to £50, every penny counts and will be very gratefully received!

Total Donations So Far

May 2022 Events

With a pretty packed April now behind me, May is looking to be an even bigger month with lots of exciting events happening through the month.

1st May – Race Timing @ The Heritage Coastal Run

Off to Thorpeness to start my month at the Rotary Heritage Coast Run (Half Marathon, 10K and 10K Canicross)

8th May – Course Director @ The Woodbridge 10K
Visit the Woodbridge Shufflers 10K Website

The 8th May sees me returning a little more to my roots in supporting the Woodbridge Shufflers 10K as their Course Director.

14th May – Race Timing @ The Ipswich Twilight 5K
Ipswich Twilight Road Races Website

The start of a fairly busy weekend and I’ll be heading off to Ipswich for an evening 5K at the Ipswich Twilight 5K

15th May – Race Timing @ The Mammoth Marathon
Visit the Mammoth Marathon website

After my visit to Ipswich on Saturday, I’ll be off to Sea Palling on the Norfolk Coast on Sunday for the Mammoth Marathon!

22nd May – Race Timing @ The Sunny Hunny Triathlon
Visit the Maldon Mud Race website

The last of my working events this month, heading off again to the Norfolk Coast to race time the Sunny Hunny Triathlon

29th May – Participating in the Norwich 100 Cycle Ride
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Strictly speaking a weekend off so I’m going to be participating in the Norwich 100 from Bike Events, in aid of The Big C Cancer Charity.

Have a fantastic May and enjoy everything that you get up to. Hopefully the weather will stay good for us all!

April Events – Update

April has turned into an even busier month than expected for the Race Time Result team and in order to keep up with the ever growing demand, I’m now going to be providing race timing services for the Northstowe Half Marathon and Fullscope 5K This weekend.

24th April – The Northstowe Half and Fullscope 5K
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The Northstowe Half Marathon is a multi-terrain race, heading through the scenic and developing town of Northstowe.

The 2022 Maldon Mud Race
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Fear not though, one of our other timing teams from Race Time Result will be at the 2022 Maldon Mud Race to ensure that our usual high standard of timing services are delivered to this excellent event!

The End of COVID-19

From 1st April 2022, COVID-19 Restrictions in most of the UK have been been ended.

From 24th February 2022

  • The legal requirement to self isolate following a positive test ended
  • Self Isolation payments ended
  • Routine Contact Tracing ended with the requirement to test for 7 days after contact needed
  • The legal requirement for non-vaccinated close contacts to self isolate ended

From 1st April 2022

  • Those with COVID-19 symptoms are expected to exercise personal responsibility
  • Free COVID-19 Testing (Symptomatic/Asymptomatic) has been stopped
  • Voluntary COVID-19 status certification is no longer recommended

In line with these current recommendations, I have taken the decision to cease working with restrictions in place and return to operating under a more ‘normal’ set of practices. As such, the COVID-19 Policy previously available here has been removed, together with the “We’re Good To Go” Logo, and the associated risk assessment annotated as no longer being valid.

Naturally, I will continue to monitor any changes to the situation in the UK and beyond and, if needed in the future, will re-implement any appropriate restrictions in order to keep myself, my clients and others safe.

Thank you to everyone who I’ve worked with over the last couple of years while we’ve battled against these very troubling times. Lets hope we don’t see a resurgence of the virus ever again.

April 2022 Events

Now that we’re heading full pelt into the spring and summer months, things are starting to really heat up. Whilst I’ve got a bit of a break on the GPS Tracking side of things (for the moment anyway), it looks like April is going to be another fun packed month!

3rd April – The Yorkshire Warrior
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The first of our April weekends is going to see me travelling up to Harrogate with the Race Time Result team to provide timing services to the Yorkshire Warrior.

17th April – The Fakenham 5K Fun Run
Visit the Fakenham 5K Fun Run Website

The 17th April will see me journeying slightly closer to home to time the Active Fakenham 5k Fun Run. This is a massive event in the Fakenham calendar with a variety of events on throughout the day. Check out the website to find out more.

24th April – The 2022 Maldon Mud Race
Visit the Maldon Mud Race website

And to finish off this month’s events in style, I’m also going to be travelling to Maldon to race time the 2022 Maldon Mud Race. This looks to be another fantastic event and I can’t wait to see it!

Whatever you’re getting up to this month. Have a fantastic April and enjoy yourself!

Changes With Race Time Result

Back at the beginning of 2022 I joined with Race Time Result as their GPS Tracking Manager to provide a high quality bespoke tracking service to event organisers and race directors across the UK.

Since then, and as the Events Industry continues to get back on it’s feet after a very difficult couple of years, things have got more and more busy for us. Most weekends a number of the team are out in a variety of locations to deliver both GPS Tracking and Race Timing Services to events across the country.

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As things have continued to develop, there’s more and more work needed to be done behind the scenes and I’m delighted to announce that, from April 1st, my role with Race Time Result will be changing and I’ll be taking on additional work as their Race Timing & GPS Services Manager.

While I’ll still have a significant focus on the GPS Tracking services, this increased role will involve coordinating the maintenance, logistics and delivery of the timing services that the team offers.

After what has already been a very positive start to 2022, I’m really looking forward to being even more involved in this hugely exciting area of event support.

Part Time Race Timers

Race Time Result are currently recruiting Part Time Contractor Race Timers to be a part of our exciting team!

If you’re based in the East-of-England and are interested in making some additional money at weekends in a fast paced, technical and exciting environment, perhaps this is just what you’re looking for. Our Race Timing Team is made up of contractors from a varied geographical area, reporting to the Timing & GPS Services Manager or Operations Manager.

Race Timing is something of a seasonal business with a great deal more work during the spring and summer than the wet winter months.

  • A full drivers licence and clean driving record
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Be highly organised
  • Have good IT Literacy with proficiency in being able to troubleshoot problems
  • Be familiar with common IT hardware, including networking equipment
  • Have reasonable physical fitness and be able to demonstrate safe manual handling techniques
  • To be able to work at least 10 weekends per year (normally Sundays) with flexible hours

Previous experience in working at events, particularly in Race Timing/Scoring is a plus but not a requirement.

  • Full training on the relevant timing software and equipment will be provided
  • A day rate of £150 for weekend timing jobs
  • Travel expenses of £0.40 per mile
  • A bonus if an overnight stay is required to support the event

Find out more

To find out more email hello@racetimeresult.co.uk or fill out the form below

March 2022 Events

It’s really good to see things starting to get busier as we head into spring proper with more events getting back on their feet after a tricky 2021. Here’s what I’m up to this month.

6th March – The Chelmsford Half Marathon
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I’ll be at the Chelmsford Half on 6th March with the Race Time Result Team to provide a full race timing & gps tracking service.

26th March – The St. Barnabas House South Downs Trek
Visit the South Downs Trek website

The first day of a busy weekend on the 26th March, providing GPS Tracking support for the St. Barnabas House South Downs Trek

27th March – The Bourne “Run in the Woods”
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On Sunday 27th March, I’m off to the heart of Lincolnshire on behalf of Race Time Result to provide Race Timing for the Rotary Club of Bourne “Run in the Woods”

Restrictions Lifted

As almost all of you will be aware, the UK Government are lifting the vast majority of Covid-19 legal restrictions today, including the need to self isolate following a positive test. There is still advice in place to stay at home if we do test positive, but it appears to be the same as with most viruses that we’re to do so on our own cognisance.

With the above changes taken into account, I’ve updated my Covid-19 Risk Assessment to reflect these changes, although it’s almost entirely now a moot point to have one.

Of course, I’m going to continue monitoring how things proceed from here and, as I’m sure will many of you, will wait to see what may happen next. If things continue to go as they are presently, I will be reviewing the need to continue having a Covid specific section of the site on the 1st April, when the Government plan to lift the last of the legal sanctions in place.

I’m sure that you’ll all agree that this is great news, both in terms of the events industry and general life itself. It’s been a very difficult 2 years, with many of my industry contacts taking a hit to their businesses, sometimes catastrophically.

Lets look forwards to living with Covid in a more practical way and, finally, being able to get back to some sense of normality.

Restrictions Ease

From today it is no longer a legal requirement to wear face coverings around the UK but the advice is still to wear such protection when in crowded areas, particularly indoors when close to people we don’t normally meet.

With this new guidance in mind, I have reviewed our current COVID-19 Risk Assessment to reflect these changes and update my practices accordingly.

I will still be carrying a face covering with me when attending events and, in the situations where I need to be inside or close to people (regardless of location) I will continue to wear them on a case-by-case basis.

Whilst I won’t be routinely self testing for the Covid virus as a matter of course any longer, I will still be making use of the testing kits I have in the event that I suspect I may have come into contact with someone displaying symptoms.