SA Seeding (SAS) is a race administration system through aimed at improving the standard of large events.
SAS can be employed by race organisers to divide huge numbers into smaller batches that will eliminate congestion, providing riders with a much more enjoyable and safer riding experience.
SAS provides a statistically sound method that facilitates smaller groups founded on the best-against-best principle.
By loading race results – it allows us to create a “SA Seeding Index (SAS Index)” for riders.
This SAS Index then serves as basis to create a national rank of any sporting discipline. Getting onto the SAS Index requires participants to complete races that are SAS affiliated. And in turn get batched with that index.
SAS Number boards have built-in data chips with a unique identifier. The SAS Number board and corresponding microchip serves as a timing chip at certain events (most in Gauteng), and with corresponding timekeepers. Once a rider has one, this is permanent and is linked to his individual profile with results on SA Seeding.
Benefits to you as Organiser:
-To become part of this initiative is FREE
-Riders will rather enter for a Seeded & Ranked race to improve their index.
-Extra incentive for your participants at no extra cost to you.
-Advertisement on SA Seeding Website and Facebook/Twitter Page, also on our newsletter (new in 2015)
-Publication of results on www.saseeding.com
– It’s by no means an exclusive arrangement, so you can still “share” results with other entities.
– There is no risk of rider’s personal info being exposed publicly.
Why Sa Seeding?
We have the biggest database of mountain bike and multisport event results nationally.
We Seed and batch both National (Cycling SA) and International (UCI) cycling races in South Africa.
We batch / seed some of the biggest events in South Africa! They include:
The Absa Cape Epic (Prologue), National MTB series, Sani2C, Wines2Whales, Berg and Bush Nissan Trailseeker series (Gauteng), and as of 2015 the Nissan Trailseeker series (Cape Town), boasting the provincial championships. Warrior race, Momentum Dual X (multisport) to name but a few.
Become a part of the multitude of events that riders are looking to do, to ever better their index scores / ranking and seeding (start batches) at races.