I've been going through race photos that I selfishly keep on Facebook (I've basically turned Facebook into my personal diary, sorry "friends"). As I thought back through the races, I recalled some recent similarities. No, not the part where I start too fast and hit the wall at the end, the part where the results rae wrong.
Am I jinxed?
At RnR NOLA 2012, race results were initially reported incorrectly so that I was reported as 12th female rather than 9th. How could this be? The mystery has not yet been solved, although the results were corrected.
At RnR NOLA 2011, race results were initially reported incorrectly and Abe's finish time was not listed. (Abe is my little brother, the one who ran a 2:49 marathon for his first marathon when he was 19. He's taking a blog hiatus because he is doing a semester in Denmark.) Eventually I discovered that someone with his number PLUS a zero in the middle had been given Abe's time (the guy was a 5:15 marathoner from Indiana; I'm sure he was pumped to briefly have a time of 2:47).
At Publix 2012, race results were initially reported incorrectly, and my finish time wasn't listed at all, although my splits were, and it looked like I dropped out. I emailed and had this corrected (either my tag, which was one of those new ones on the back of your number, did not read at the finish - which I doubt, since it picked up miles 6, 13, and 22 - or a data point wasn't entered in the computer). The problem with this is that the link for results took you to a page with the leaderboard, my name missing (I finished fourth; the leaderboard displayed the top five). No big deal? Well, it is if you are the 6th finisher, but you think you're 5th and get all excited. Then later you get bumped. Still no big deal? Well, it is if these are the official results. Yep. The race's Facebook page claimed, "Official results posted" and directed members to click the link.
In other words, I shouldn't actually get the age group award they mailed to me. The official results are the results that count, and they stand. If the lady who finished after me claimed she should win her age group according to official results - well, she'd be right, and I wouldn't blame her a bit!
So, how often does this kind of think happen? Has anyone else has results listed incorrectly? In two back to back chip-timed races my results were wrong!