Yesterday and today at my prac school was the inter-house athletics carnival and it was a very successful event. The program was tracking really well throughout the day but unfortunately just finished up a little over time at the end. It gave me a glimpse of the large amount of behind the scenes preparation and planning goes into making such a day flow well and be an enjoyable experience for all students, staff and spectators. The careful preparation of recording sheets, ‘Standards’ competitors, running sheets, and previous records sheets are all so essential. The availability of wireless networked laptops in the recording tent and the use of a ‘multi-timer’ at the finish line for sprints makes for efficient data capture and storage. Here is a link to a website that can supply such devices, including devices with the ability to printout the lane results immediately.