Have you ever had a dream that the NAPFA 2.4km run timekeeping was automated? No more stopwatches, and no more paper recordings?
Here is one way that you can do just that, with these benefits:
- Timings are automatically captured
- Students' timing are instantly presented after their run
- All timings are automatically tabulated and available in a spreadsheet for the teachers
- Students' progress are visible across sessions
Set up the route
For lap timing, only one checkpoint is needed (e.g. checkpoint 1), as it serves as Start, Lap and Finish.
For the 2.4km run, if one lap is 800 m, students run 3 laps and tap the checkpoint 4 times to complete the run.
Hand out the tag cards to students
For an efficient distribution, each student takes the tag card corresponding his/her student index number (e.g. tag card #1)
Set the electronic checkpoints
To ease the flow at the checkpoint, install several tagging stations. Students can then tap any stations during their run.
Start the race and get the results
Time shown to student after the 2.4km run
Report for the teacher showing students times (sorted by student index number)
A group mass-start is also possible.