A group I'm a part of was organizing a local running race (The Newark Mile,) and we needed to figure out some way to easily time and present the results of the race. I came across the XNote Stopwatch and found its Excel integration
to be a perfect compliment to a system we developed using Excel and runner tags.
Every runner in the race was assigned a bib number and a removable tag which had to be worn during the race. As each runner crossed the finish line, we used the stopwatch to snap their time directly into Excel using XNote as they crossed the finish line and collected their numbered tags as they made their way through a finishing chute. Afterward we just had to input the bib numbers into the Excel sheet next to the snapped times and the runner information was automatically entered with the time using a vlookup from another sheet. We just set up a table with a laptop by the finish line (see photo below), and within minutes we had professional looking results and were ready to present the race awards. Like I said, XNote worked perfectly for us!