Sending Results to SFTC
Besides photos, race results are one of the the last things that people will experience as part of your race. SFTC encourages races to report their results in a timely fashion and in a neat, user-friendly format. "Timely" means normally sending the results within 2 days, if possible.
Send your race results to SFTC in .txt or xls (Microsoft Excel) file types although please note that .txt type is most preferred and will result in faster posting times. If you use Excel, please see the note below on formatting times. .txt files can be authored with Microsoft Notepad or several other software packages. Microsoft Word documents ,other word processing documents or pdf files will not be accepted for posting.
When reporting road race times, the convention is to round up to the nearest second. 24:23.30 (24 minutes, 23 seconds and 30 hundredths) is rounded up to 24:24. Separate hours, minutes and seconds using colons and not periods. So 1 hour, 45 minutes and 23 seconds should be reported as 1:45:23 and not 1.45.23. For track races, if tenths or hundredths of a second are reported, use a period between the seconds and the fractions, for example, 7 minutes, 3 seconds and 32 hundredths should be reported as 7:03.32 and not as 7:03:32. 7 minutes and 3 seconds should be reported as 7:03 and not as 7:03:00 - if you use this latter format, the results will returned to you for re-formatting prior to posting. In Excel, it is often easier to format the appropriate cells as text and not as times before you start typing them in.
Overall and Age Groups:
SFTC suggests that a race provide both Overall and Age-Group results. These can
be combined into a single file or reported separately in 2 files. It is recommended that all of the participants are listed in the age
group results and not just the award winners. The following are
links to good examples of reported race results:
Overall Age Groups
Results should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org . Be sure to read the above sections on File Types and Formatting Times before sending. If you have any questions, please be sure to ask first before spending hours typing up results only to find out that the format you used is unacceptable.
Note on Links to Other Websites
It should be noted that links to results on other websites will not be made. SFTC has no control over other websites. Other websites may choose to delete or change the URL to the results posted on their site causing results to be lost or a dead link. SFTC maintains results this website going back as far as 1995. They will never be deleted.