Bib Numbers

BIB numbers and timing chips

The timing system which we used for the first time in 2016 is provided by Evensplits and the timing chips are fixed at the back of the bib number, which should be retained for use throughout the series as before.


The chips are quite robust and should last the season out provided they are handled with reasonable care and not put through the wash etc. Avoid bending or otherwise damaging the chips.

Remember that you must run with your number to be recorded by the chip-timing system.

If you run in a race without your bib number, you will not be recorded in the results and will gain no team or individual points.

Please try not to lose or forget your number as replacement numbers cause problems for everybody involved in processing the results

However if you do need a replacement number you can try to find Nathan Smith (Harrogate Harriers) or Dave Seaman (Nidd Valley) on the night of the race who might have a few spares. The most likely place to look for us is near the start/finish area.

A charge of £4 will be made for a replacement number.


First an old one: Please don’t let anyone else run with your number or allow it to be accidentally swapped – e.g. with that of your spouse/partner. If your number isn’t personalised, write your name in the space provided on the back as soon as you get it.

If you lose or forget your number and you obtain a replacement, use the new number for all future races. If you find the old one later please don’t use it again or the results will be messed-up and you may not get a time for the handicap race.

If you have collected a number for someone who is not running on the night or have unclaimed numbers (Club Reps!) please do not go near the finish area with them. They could be recorded as finishers!