For timing Parkour or Freerunning, the RaceGorilla software can be used in speed runs. In a training the RaceGorilla Training app can be used to time an ad-hoc speed run. When organizing an official event, the RaceGorilla Competition app can be used.
Timing Parkour or freerunning
The RaceGorilla training app is really suited for an ad-hoc timed training. Just take your phone, open the app and start timing. The free version is a very easy to use multi stopwatch. After upgrading to the pro version, your time will be displayed live on your personal results page, you can download the results or ask an assistant to time at a different location.
The RaceGorilla training app is very easy to use, there is probably no instruction needed. Watch this video to get an idea how it works.
When organizing a real speed competition, log in to the dashboard, set up a competition and upload the participants list. The RaceGorilla Competition is used to do the actual timing. Timing Parkour or Freerunning can be done manually. However, when more accuracy is needed, photocells and the Bluebox can be used.
Parkour is one of the fastest growing sports at the moment. It’s a very popular street sport, especially among the younger generation. Parkour originated in France where military training of escaping in urban areas, evolved to a form of sports. Parkour is based on getting smooth lines across all kind of artificial objects, Freerunning adds more style tricks to the sports like doing salto’s and flips.
2 different RaceGorilla apps
The competition app and web software offers everything to time and score a pre-set competition
The training app provides a ready to go multi stopwatch to time a training with direct results.