Race Support and Chip Timing Services

Why pay a fortune for results when we can deliver live,
personalised results from £1 per entrant!

Chip Timing Solutions

Here at Cannonball Events, we own a wide range of equipment, including state of the art chip timing system which can be used to provide live results for your races. We have experience in timing and planning races in various formats – Running, Cycling, Open Water Swimming and Triathlon. Regardless of the distance or the complexity of the race, we can provide you with a timing solution.

We have timed distances from 5k to 100 miles and with our detection rates the highest in the industry, we always deliver fast, accurate and highly user-friendly results.

We now have 6 chip timing systems with a reach up to 8 metres of terrain width (these can also be adapted to as little as 1 metre). The timing mat design is very compact, suitable for use on any terrain or any weather conditions. This gives us great flexibility to provide an ideal timing solution regardless of nature of your sport or size of the field

Bespoke Results Formats

As all our employees are passionate competitors we understand exactly what the customer and client need.

We give splits on lapped coursesindividual times for relays and provide live online results with both net and gun times. For example, imagine how useful lap splits can be to both athletes and coaches.



Net/Gun Times


We feel that our technology and knowledge can breathe life into the old races or add value to an already existing timed event. The Results come in a highly sortable, easy to use and personalised format, not one long boring list that makes it difficult for the runner to see what they have achieved. Take a look at one of our race results links here to give you a working example:

Ron Hill Accrington 10k & Fun Run
Williams BMW Rochdale Half-Marathon, 10k and Fun Run

See our video below to show how fast the results come live online, literally, as the runner crosses the line!

Event Support Examples

Each quote will be bespoke to your needs, we can add as many features or as few as your event requires and can literally source anything your race needs at a competitive price.

Junior Triathlon – Chip Timing Example

The examples below show the range of what we do.
If you want just the live timing service, using reusable tags quotes can be given from as little as £400.

Race Equipment Hire

We have a Start/Finish gantry, large digital double-sided clock, stakes, cones, signage and lots more.

We are self-standing and do not need a power source as our van has its own power source.

We can source race numbers, commemorative t-shirts, medals, buffs, sports massage therapists, marshals – anything needed by your race!


Race mementoes

Multifunctional headwear offers a cost-effective alternative race memento or addition to club kit.

Arm warmers keep you warm in the winter or ideal for transitions between cooler climates in the summer.

High-quality bespoke race medals with a very quick turnaround period.

Running belts easily store keys, cards, cash or phone.

More info

Charity, Corporate, Club Race Support

As experienced race organisers, participants and timers we are happy to simply time events or organise every aspect of the event. Let us take the hassle out of organising the event and perform as many or as few of the organisational tasks as you need. We can make fabulous charity event runs, staff team building races or organise club races that need this professional race director approach. Please complete the form at the bottom of the page. In the comments section please add any additional info you feel will help us provide you with an accurate quote.

Cannonball Timing assisting with the popular East Lancashire Hospice 10k. We have helped the hospice build their event and made nearly £50,000 since 2012.



If you would like our support with organising, timing or any other aspect of your race, please contact us or fill the form below. We aim to beat any local quote for timing or race equipment hire!

Will you be providing age category prizes?

Would you like us to host your online entries?

Would you like us to provide medals, tshirts or buffs? Details in the comments below

Would like us to include a quote for Race Numbers?

Would you like us to include reusable timing chips (require removal at race end)?

Would you like us to include numbers with timing chips already attached (less hassle but more expense)?

Would you need a race clock?

Would you need a race start/finish gantry?