Hardware: Ipico Readers
Event: MTB Kolding Club Race
Tobias Rasmussen is a 13 year-old boy whose father, Morten Rasmussen, is involved in race timing. Tobias has timed alongside his dad for years but had never timed a race all on his own. Recently, Morten was busy timing another event, and he needed someone to time the MTB Kolding Club race. Tobias was confident he could handle timing the club event without his father’s help, and he was right. Using Lapio’s easy-to-use timing software and Ipico Readers, Tobias successfully timed the race and streamed live, accurate results to participants. We interviewed Tobias about MTB racing and timing using Lapio software. Below is what he had to say.
How old are you?
13 years old.
How did you get into MTB racing?
Well my dad started racing and I just tried it out on my old school bike together with him until I found out it was something I wanted to do.
What is your favorite thing about racing?
Being able to ride a difficult track or trying something new.
Your dad has been timing races for a while. Have you helped him time other races?
I have been to almost all the races my dad has timed and helped him a lot.
Tobias Rasmussen using Lapio Software
What made you want to time this race on your own?
My dad was out timing another race and they needed someone to time it. I was the only one who knew the hardware and software so it seemed natural it should be me.
How many people participated?
There were 43 participants.
What was the distance? Were there split times?
The route was about 2km long, and of course there were split times!
Was it easy to time the races using Ipico hardware and Lapio software?
I am very used to both the hardware and software and I had a short walkthrough. All you have to do is connect the hardware to Lapio software and start timing. It’s easy. Anyone can time a race.
What is your favorite part of timing races?
It’s always fun to come out and meet new people and try new tracks. Also seeing old friends and just having fun.
Do you plan to time another race soon?
I plan to time a lot of cross races here over the winter and most likely the Sram-Liga next year.
MTB Kolding Club Race – Timed with Lapio software and Ipico hardware
We asked Morten how he feels about Tobias timing races and he said “It has always been great having Tobias with me when I have been timing races, it’s a great father & son “time” together. It’s cool that he’s able to do timing himself without me being there. This will give him great experiences in the future within racing”
It’s clear that these two are having a lot of fun timing together. And whether you are an experienced timer like Morten or timing your first races like Tobias, Lapio software makes timing easy.
To learn more about Lapio software and our compatible hardware visit www.lapio.com