High Tech in Hamburg

We hear from Sidney DeLara, last heard of on his way to Germany…

Bramfeld Winter Series Hamburg Race 5 of 5.   Distance 10.129 km.
 Pleasant weather conditions. Twice  round a lakeside path/trackway with a couple of kilometers of road.  Four races at same time, 5k+ one lap up to 20k+ four laps. Only problem with this event was twists and turns before finish, meant you could not really hammer it over last 200 meters and not exactly 10km.
After you cross the finish line (chip timing) you go over to the computer and type in your race number, whereupon a certificate is printed out on nice piece of A4 card that has a picture in background with your name, number, finishing position , position in age category etc, to take home with you. Maybe they could introduce this self service facility for events in England. [You would think so – perhaps Oracle could do this for the Reading Half one day… it is, after all, several thousand programmers in lycra… Ed] Further more I came away with a with a booklet with all the running events in Germany 2010 listed and described which is very handy, saves trawling through all the websites to find a suitable event on a convenient day.
  Sidney DeLara 
  Bramfeld Hamburg Winterlauf series race 5 of 5.
  10.129 km,s
  41mins 51secs
  Overall Position 11th/123runners
  MV50 1st (not much competition in age cat) [such modesty! – Ed]
  Vest Vegan Runners