Thanks to everybody who took part in this weekend’s race. As promised, here’s a copy of the provisional results.
When I say provisional this means that there’s been a limited amount of double checking done in the field to make sure the winners in each race are correct. In the case of the relay team race, these were very straightforward due to the lack of data.
We have 24 hours worth of paper records to look through and compare to the 24 hours worth of computer records. When we start to do this, any omissions or mistakes become very obvious because of the nature of people’s lap times and the two timing systems in operation.
When looking through this file, if you want to query something, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org with a subject line “G24 Results”.
We will be doing these checks over the course of this week. At this time, we have vans to empty, sleep to catch up on and jobs to go to (boo!), but we’ll get right on the exciting data validation work asap.
Please don’t post queries on Facebook as they will get lost in amongst the hundreds of posts which typically follow this sort of event and we won’t have much time to read through the social media posts until later in the week anyway.
Time for a wee drink, sláinte everyone, you should all be incredibly proud of your efforts!
Provisional Results File
Whilst sitting here checking through results for last weekend’s Glenmore 24, I thought I’d put up a quick post about our new plans for race volunteers. Like the majority of ultra marathons in Scotland, the BaM team aren’t full-time race organisers and so when it comes to race day, we come to rely on a team of volunteers who are happy to give up their time to come along and help us put on the best race we can. Without understating things, until you’ve marshalled at an event, you wouldn’t believe the amount of preparation and time that goes in to making sure everything runs as smoothly as possible on the day. After five years of organising these things, we’re still learning lessons from every event about what went well and what didn’t go so well, so we can hopefully make the following year’s race even better.
We can’t tell you how grateful we are for the volunteers who have helped at our events. Without them, we couldn’t put any of our races on. Whether its people helping to mark the course, prepare goody bags, marshal at checkpoints or road crossings or helping at the finish line, it seems like we need more and more helpers every year. When you do help out at our races, we’ll provide food & drink and also some race memorabilia to say thank you, but marshals also find that its a very rewarding day out which also gives a very different perspective on race day.
So, going forward, if you marshall at a BaM event, we’ll give you a free place in the BaM race of your choosing within the following 12 months.
If you are interested in volunteering, just click here to send us an email and we’ll get in touch with you.