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Timing a Duathlon - how not to do it

Duathlon's (for the uninitiated) are an event involving two sports, and in the South West it is normally running and cycling. Sportiva Event's put on several such events, which I time. In the autumn I got these sorted (finally) using a combination of more sensitive antennas and two of the higher power, EU22 spec Impinj readers, and two of the lower power models (EU21 spec). So when it came to this spring's Donut Duathlon, we raised the bar. Each bike lap would be logged. The event was top be held at Torbay Velopark. The timing software was Webscorer . There is an image below and setup was as follows (excuse the small size of the details at the top of the image)- Finish gate - an EU21 spec reader connected to two mats plus and EU21 spec reader connected to 9dBi gain side antenna's (circular polarised) running in conjunction with the run gate on the same device. Run gate - a single mat powered by an EU22 spec reader. Bike gate and bike track - an EU22 spec reader connec