Automatic timing with devices from MyLaps will be used in the Laugavegur Ultra Marathon 2023. Timing equipment from timataka.net will be used, which consists of sensors and a timekeeping chip that is built into the participation number of each runner. The chip contains a number that is connected to the runner and the qualifying starts when you go through the qualifying gate in Landmannalaugar, Álftavatn, Emstrum and Husadalur. Note that there are no mats in the timing gate but sensors that sense the timing chip.


The timing starts with a gunshot in each start group. Gun time in each start group is the time that is used in the results of the race and at the cut-off time locations. The personal time (chip time) for each participant starts when they run over the start line and finishes when they run over the finish line. Chip time gives the runner their precise personal result regardless of the runner’s position in their start group.

Gun time in each start group is used at the cut-off time locations when runners are stopped. All start groups will get 4 hours to leave the drinking station by Alftavatn and 6 hours and 30 minutes to leave the drinking station in Emstrur starting with a gunshot in their group.

The clock by the finish line displays the time that has passed since the first start group began the race. Five minutes elapse will be between start groups, the order of participants crossing the finish line is therefore not necessarily their order in the results.  

See further information about the start groups here.

Split-time gates will be placed at the aid station exit in Alftavatn (22 km) and Emstrur (38 km). The participants will get their split time registered if they go through the gate. Hopefully, it will be possible to post the split times and results live on the web, but that depends on the signal on race day which can be very variable on the trail.


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