Q: Timing and Scoring Corrections - How Does This Happen?
- Timing and Scoring Corrections - How Does This Happen?
- How Old Are You? - How To Calculate Your Age in a USAT Sanctioned Race?
A: Timing and Scoring Corrections
A number of people have asked how we deal with timing and scoring problems & questions. The answer(s) depend on WHEN we find out about those problems & questions. ALL racers are told AT THE STARTING LINE as well as it being in the race rules, that it is the RACER'S RESPONSIBILITY to insure that the results that are posted AT RACE SITE have their correct time / finish shown.
After each race, we post at least 1 if not 2 partial results lists which are followed by a "protest" posting.
At that time, it is announced that the riders have 15 minutes to check the results and let one of our staff (present at the posting area) know if there are any problems or questions.
At the end of the protest period, we work on "fixing" any problems and answering any question with the posted results. At that point, a "final" posting is put up and the award ceremony follows quickly afterward.
ONCE THE PROTEST PERIOD ENDS, THE FINAL LISTING IS THE ONE WHERE THE AWARDS ARE ANNOUNCED FROM. THE TOP 5 POSITIONS ARE "LOCKED" IN AND WILL NOT CHANGE.
If you miss the protest period, we will TRY to correct any errors or omissions, but the longer you wait the less able we are to make those corrections.
BOTTOM LINE - TELL US AT THE RACE SITE IF YOU ARE OMITTED OR ANY OTHER PROBLEM AND WE WILL WORK HARD TO FIX IT. TELL US DAYS LATER AND WE WILL TRY AS TIME PERMITS BUT MIGHT NOT HAVE THE ABILITY TO FIND OUT THE ANSWER TO YOUR PROBLEM - THE RESPONSIBILITY OF THE CORRECTNESS OF THE RESULTS LIES WITH THE RIDER!
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Q: How Old Are You? - How To Calculate Your Age in a USAT Sanctioned Race?
A: How Old Are You?
For some reason, many triathletes, especially those new to the sport, don't understand what their racing age is in a USAT triathlon.
THIS EXPLANATION IS ONLY FOR USAT SANCTIONED TRIATHLONS - IF YOU DON'T HAVE TO EITHER SHOW A USAT NUMBER OR PURCHASE A "ONE-DAY" LICENSE FOR USAT - THEN YOUR EVENT IS NOT A USAT TRIATHLON AND YOUR AGE IS WHATEVER IS WILL BE ON THE ACTUAL RACE DAY!!
The following example is for the year 2009.
THIS IS FOR JAN 1 2009 AND ON INTO THE YEAR
Figuring your racing age is simple. How old are you now? Do you have a birthday before December 31, 2009? If you have a birthday coming before Dec 31 of 2009, then your racing age is what your age will be then. If you don't have a birthday before December 31, 2003 - then your racing age is your current age.
BOTTOM LINE: ADD WHAT YOU THINK IS YOUR RACING AGE TO YOUR BIRTH YEAR. IT MUST ADD UP TO 2009 OR YOU ARE USING THE WRONG RACING AGE.
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