FLRC Challenge Timing Instructions

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To get credit for running an FLRC Challenge course, you submit your time using the free Webscorer app. It’s available for iPhone and iPad (requires iOS 12 or later), Android, macOS (10.15 and later), and Windows 10. It’s easiest to use on a phone, but if you don’t have a smartphone, you can submit a time using the macOS or Windows app after your run. Here’s a video tutorial, followed by text instructions if you prefer reading.

First, you need to sign in. The Webscorer app will remember you.

  1. In the Webscorer app, tap My Account at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap Sign In. Do not create a new account at this step unless you are configuring the Webscorer app before you’ve registered for the FLRC Challenge. In that case, when you register, be sure to sign in with your Webscorer account first.
  3. Enter the email address and password for your Webscorer account, and tap Sign In.
  4. Tap Done on the confirmation screen.

If you run with your phone, it’s especially easy to submit times. For those who don’t carry a phone while running, submitting times requires an extra step or two. Here are the general steps:

  1. In the Webscorer app, tap Race With Self-Timing.
  2. Tap My Upcoming Races.
  3. In your list of registered races, tap the name corresponding to the course you’re running. (If you’re unsure, the course name is listed on the sign that’s posted at the start of every course.)
  4. Tap Scan Code For Start.
  5. Point the camera at the course sign’s QR code to start the clock—you’ll be shown a Code Correct message. Tap OK. (If you get Code Incorrect, you’ve picked the wrong race.)
  6. Enjoy the course! (If you have to go back to the car to get something or are distracted such that you need to start your run over again, tap Race Control at the bottom of the screen and then tap Restart Race. Do not use this control for finishing a race.)
  7. When you’re done, tap Scan Code For Finish (not shown below but it looks like the left screenshot).
  8. Point the camera at the course sign’s QR code—you’ll be shown a Code Correct message. Tap OK. Webscorer stops the clock and automatically submits your time.

If you didn’t run with your phone or if scanning doesn’t work for some reason, you can start and stop the clock manually and edit your time after the fact. After Steps 1–3 above, follow these steps instead:

    1. Tap Scan Code For Start.
    2. Tap Record Time Without Code and then Record Time to start the clock manually.
    3. Enjoy the course! (If you have to go back to the car to get something or are distracted such that you need to start your run over again, tap Race Control at the bottom of the screen and then tap Restart Race. Do not use this control for finishing a race.)
    4. When you’re done, tap Scan Code For Finish.
    5. Tap Record Time Without Code and then Record Time to stop the clock manually (not shown below, but it looks like the middle screenshot). The time shown doesn’t matter.
    6. Now you need to edit the time. On the result screen, tap Edit My Own Results.
    7. On the Lap Times screen, tap Edit Splits. (Tapping Edit Laps also works because these are all one-lap races, but you change the lap time rather than the race time.)
    8. At the bottom of the Edit Lap Times screen, tap a digit in the black-on-white row at the top to highlight it in yellow, then tap one of the white-on-black digits below to replace the selected digit. In the screenshot below, the digits for 0:23.1 were changed to 5:49.0.
    9. Tap Done in the upper-right corner.
    10. In the dialog that appears to notify you that you’ve changed the racer’s finish time, tap Yes to accept your change.
    11. Finally, tap Self-Time in the upper-left corner to return to the results screen, where your change will automatically be posted.

Although it may seem like there are a lot of steps, after the first few uses, submitting your times like this will take just a minute.

Mistakes

Don’t worry if you make a mistake. Problems are inevitable, but they’re easy to fix. They fall into two basic categories:

  • Choose the wrong course? Did you run the East Hill Rec Way but accidentally tap South Hill Rec Way when specifying which course you were running? No worries. Just enter the time again for the correct course and send Adam Engst email with the detail about the spurious time so he can delete it from Webscorer (and thus the leaderboard).
  • Make a data entry error? Let’s say you ran Cornell Botanic Gardens in 23:20, but when you were entering the time, you accidentally entered it as 13:20, catapulting you into second place overall. Oops! The solution here is just to edit the time again, which the Webscorer app makes easy. Just follow these steps to fix the time:
    1. From the Webscorer app’s Home screen, tap Race Archive.
    2. Tap My Results.
    3. In the results list, find and tap the one with the spurious time.
    4. Tap View/Edit My Results.
    5. Tap Edit My Own Results.
    6. Tap Edit Splits.
    7. Enter the correct time, tapping numbers into each spot in the time.
    8. Tap Done in the upper-right corner.
    9. Tap Self-Time in the upper-left corner to post the edited result.

If you have problems, ask on this FLRC Challenge forum topic or contact Challenge Director Adam Engst for assistance.

Special thanks to Webscorer for adding the capability to record multiple efforts on the same course and allow self-timed runners to edit their times after the fact! Both features were added explicitly for the FLRC Challenge.