London Marathon Chip Timing Question

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Apr 2017
10:20pm, 3 Apr 2017
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swittle
RW thread about dodgy splits & times at VMLM 2016. Charity informed of sharp practice etc. etc.

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Apr 2017
12:47am, 4 Apr 2017
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The_Saint
The Rob Young story didn't get the full coverage here that it probably deserved, people attempting long distance records could learn a lot from reading that thread.
Apr 2017
12:47am, 4 Apr 2017
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The_Saint
The Rob Young story didn't get the full coverage here that it probably deserved, people attempting long distance records could learn a lot from reading that thread.
Apr 2017
6:25pm, 28 Apr 2017
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Oranj
Someone on a another thread commented about the coverage in AW, and I bought a copy today, had a flick though. AW note on page 15 about the GB women that Rachel Cassidy of OUAC had a bit of a stormer - went from 3:13 to 2:38 and when I noticed her time on the day (searching for runners with "Oxford" in their club name) I thought it was pretty remarkable - I looked at her photos to see if I'd seen her running around town.

Lo and behold, on the VMLM web page today she's listed with a rather more ordinary 3:19 finishing time. I wonder what happened there? Somewhere in the past week they've updated her time. The splits for the 2:38 looked believable too. (I do notice that another (male) OUAC runner now has a 2:38 finishing time so I wonder if they swapped chips, unknowingly!)
Apr 2017
8:24pm, 28 Apr 2017
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Surrey Phil
Not in London but in one race, my chip didn't register over a particular mat. I guess that as I finished in just under 5 hours (halfway in just over 2 hours), no-one was going to bat an eyelid.

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