TTR: Timing Technical Report

Complete a Timing Technical Report (TTR)

The first thing that you need to do is download the actual race files that were used to time this race. (Right Click on the link to get the option to save the file to your computer!)

This is the System A file from the race (SysARaceFile.NatFIS).

This file was used for System B Run 1 (SysBRun1RaceF.NatFIS).

This file was used for System B Run 2 (SysBRun2RaceF.NatFIS).

You will need this: Blank Timing Technical Report (TTR)

The data that you will use to fill out the form can be found in these PDF's:

Raw timing tapes produced by Alge Timy's during the race.

Split Second System A Timing Log (can also be found in the race file above).

Split Second System B 1st Run Timing Log (also in corresponding race file).

Split Second System B 2nd Run Timing Log (ditto).

Start Hand Times

Finish Hand Times

Fastest times for each run can be found in the System A race file.

This file contains the official results that were signed, scanned and sent to FIS.

This file contains the current homologation numbers for timing equipment.

Now that you have all of the necessary data and forms you should watch this video where I go through filling out a TTR. It's long, 49 minutes, but the form is complicated and it takes a while to fill it out correctly.

Now let's get to the form:

(You can cheat by looking at the completed form, but try not to.)

1) In the upper right corner there is a space for the race code. You can find the proper code for this race on this FIS page.

2) On the same page you can find the Location, Nation, Discipline, Gender and Date. Note that the proper format for the date is: dd/mm/yyyy.

3) The Event Name is "Eastern Cup GS's."

4) You can cheat and look on the completed report to find the model numbers and serial numbers for the timing equipment I used. I encourage you to take a moment to locate the model numbers and serial numbers of your timing equipment.

5) This form used old homologation numbers. The 2012 homologation numbers can be found here.

6) You may also cheat and look to find out how to fill out the "scoring and results preparation" section. You should always be using the latest version of Split Second. In the software you go to "Help --> About: National/FIS Scoring Software" and it tells you the version and the date.

7) Connections to the start should be all cable. You should also have radio communication to the start. If this is not true at your mountain you either know more than this website can help you with, or you are headed for trouble.

8) Power-On Time: You should turn on your timers as soon as you arrive in the morning. For me, that's 6:30.

Now we are getting to the important part!

9) Look at the raw timing tapes and find where it tells you the synchronization time for Run 1.

10) There is no official record of the Hand Synch. This was done at 8:56.

11) You can also find the "Synch confirm at +1 minute" data on the raw timing tapes.

12) The two timing logs (System A; System B Run 1) will give you the start, finish and elapsed time for the first competitor. (Note that we used a snow-seed for this race so the first few bibs were drawn from the back of the pack.)

13) There are two small sets of parentheses ( ), ( ) in the "Finish TOD First () ()" box. These are poorly explained. In the first set of parentheses you should put the bib number of the first athlete to complete the first run. In the second set you do the same for the first athlete in the second run.

14) Find the Finish Hand Time for the first competitor here.

15) Find the Start Hand Time for the first competitor here.

16) Subtract the two times to get the Hand Time First Competitor.

17) Repeat steps 12-16 for the Last Competitor of the First Run.

18) Look in the Split Second System A Race File and find the best time from Run 1. (Remember the part about putting bib numbers in the parentheses!)

19) Repeat steps 12-18 for the Second Run.

**Issues and errors: The first competitor of the second run was bib 57. The hand-timer erroneously wrote 37. In any case, bib 57 did not finish and thus does not appear on this form. Also, the last competitor on the second run start-list was bib 21. This was entered into the form erroneously. Bib 21 did not start. The last racer to start and finish the second run was bib ?____?**

20) All times were from System A. There were no timing anomalies. The other boxes are self-explanatory. Sign it and you're done with the hardest part of prepping for the TC1 Exam!