This trend sport is perceived as particularly natural. It often goes through varied landscapes, uphill and downhill as well as forests, meadows or gravel roads. Running off the road trains not only physical endurance but also coordination and concentration ability of the runner. There are several types of trail running races depending on the nature of the terrain, the intensity and the speed.
Using SPORTident AIR+
Based on the SPORTident ActiveCard the system AIR+ supports the requirements of trail running. SPORTident AIR+ can be used for different routes, regardless of the profiles, distance and sections of the route. The runner has just to pass by the station for a successful registration. The contactless timekeeping allows a quick tracking and evaluation of the race.
SPORTident AIR+ features timing by using small sized and battery driven beacon units to be placed at the check points. Number of check points is nearly unlimited. The SPORTident ActiveCard (SIAC) can store up to 128 times.
SPORTident AIR+ additionally enables timing and identification by passing SPORTident Stations configured in a gate mode. Gate mode configuration features higher time accuracy of up to 1/10 seconds.
Advantages for you as an organiser
Easy to set up
Easy and rapid installation even in areas where access is difficult, less personnel expenses due to fewer course marshals required.
The runners bring the data to the finish line. Many possibilities of evaluating and showing the data (e.g. live results at the course, Internet).
The stations will work without an external power source (rechargeable battery is integrated). Any time. Any location. Any weather.
The SIAC is compatible to the whole SPORTident system and can be used in any combination with our traditional equipment.
Each runner has to be equipped with a SPORTident ActiveCard (SIAC), which should preferable be secured with an elastic band on the wrist of the runner. Before starting, the SIAC has to be switched on. A successful timing will not be possible if the SIAC is not activated. The activation of the SIAC is shown by a flashing green LED. SI-Stations in the AIR+ configuration have to be charged before application. SPORTident AIR+ is a real time system. SI-Stations should be synchronised by using a master clock shortly before application. To illustrate the application of the AIR+ configuration to the competitors it is recommended to set up a test course with some control points in the event centre. There, the runners can test and monitor the feedback signals of the SIAC at different passing speeds.
To set up a station at the control point needs less then 30 seconds time and can be done by one person.
SIAC supports fast registration of competitors to participate at a race. The standard SPORTident procedure CLEAR – SIAC ON – START – CONTROL(S) – FINISHremains when SPORTident AIR+ is used. During the race the SIAC stores the start, intermediate and finish times of the race. The successful registration of the checkpoints is indicated by an obvious optical and acoustic feedback signal. The deactivation of the SIAC is done with registering the finish time. Without a finish record the device deactivates itself 20 hours after having received last record.
Evaluation of the results
After the finish, race data stored in competitors SIAC have to be read onto a computer for event evaluation. SIAC readout is possible at any time and not depending on SIAC's activation. Optionally, the data can be read out and transmitted by radio. Therefore to enable this, the checkpoints and the finish line can be equipped with a SRR Dongle. This allows to show the results data in real time and to present them on different media.
Fixing the SIAC with an elastic band on the wrist.
SIAC is robust and works reliable. Any time. Any location. Any weather.
Just run at full speed with no mistakes and focus on your sport.
The successful timing is indicated by optical and acoustic feedback.
Trusting in SPORTident hardware made in germany these organisers use our technology in their Trail Running races
SPORTident Trail Running equipment
The complete hardware solution developed for your event
ActiveCard makes trail running faster and much more attractive. The SIAC is fully compatible with known hardware.
Control Station BS11-BS blue with 1.8m range of contactless timing allows the runner to go faster.
Control Station BS11-BL with 3m range of contactless timing or BS11-LOOP with a range of 6m allows runner to go faster.
SRR Dongle connected to a laptop or tablet allows to upload results data in real time and present them on different media.
SPORTident Trail Running Set
The complete hardware solution developed for your individual event
SPORTident ActiveCards (SIAC) for the participants of the event
BS11-BS small with 1.8m range of contactless timing
BS11-BL large with 3m range of contactless timing
BS11-Loop station with 6m range for the finish line
BSF8-DB blue (CLEAR, SIAC ON, SIAC OFF, CHECK, SIAC Battery test)
BSM8-USB to read out the SIAC onto the computer
SRR Dongle to read out the card contactless onto the computer
SPORTident Printout Set direct printing of SIAC data without computer