September 17th, 2023
Istanbul Preparing For the Tour
Istanbul's first large-scale cycling event, Tour of Istanbul, will be held between Thursday, 28 September and Sunday, 1 October.
The event, included in the International Cycling Union’s calendar this year, consists of four stages. The Tour will start with the 176.7km Arnavutköy-Arnavutköy stage on 28 September and will be followed by the 134.9km Şile-Şile and the 132km Beykoz-Beykoz stages on 29 and 30 September respectively. In the last stage, that is to be an intercontinental ride on the 1st of October, the cyclists will start from Sultanahmet to pedal 92.9km to finish in Caddebostan.
Detailed information on the Tour of Istanbul, where 20 teams and 140 athletes from 14 countries are expected to participate, can be found at www.tourofistanbul.com.tr. Timing services for the event will be provided by Depar Timing.
September 10th, 2023
Another Record Measurement by Depar
Two women’s world road race records fell at the Trunsylvania 10km Race where the timing services were provided by Depar Timing.
The Brasov Running Festival, staged in the city of Brasov in Romania and consisted of ten different road races in the same weekend, is held on 9th and 10th of September this year. World Athletics Elite Label Trunsylvania 10km, the flagship event of the Festival, saw two incredible world records on Sunday. Agnes Ngetich of Kenya shattered the women-only 10km world record by 29:24, 37 seconds faster than the previous record 30:01 held by her compatriot Agnes Tirop. On her way to the victory, Ngetich bettered also the 5km women-only world record in a time of 14:25, beating the record of 14:29 set by Ethiopia’s Senbere Teferi two years ago. It was Weldon Langat winning the men’s 10km to make a double for Kenya in the most significant sporting event of the Transylvania region.
While all the races, including kids races on various distances, open races and the Romanian National 5km Championships, were timed by a multi-national team of Depar Timing, a European Road Mile was inaugurated on Saturday. Men’s Mile was won by Robin van Riel of the Netherlands in 4:05.5, and the Turkish European Indoor finalist Emine Hatun Mechaal Mechaal was victorious by 4:41.7 on the women’s side.
Having served numerous events in three continents and recorded several national, area and world records since 2006, Depar Timing has been a reliable partner to the Brasov Running Festival. Romanian organisers entrust Depar Timing with the timing services since the very first edition of the event.
August 20th, 2023
Record at the Bosphorus
The 35th edition of the Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race saw a record number of 2369 swimmers finishing the race.
Annually staged by the Turkish Olympic Committee since 1989, the Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race is held between Kanlıca on the Asian side of Istanbul and the Kuruçeşme Cemil Topuzlu Park on the European side. The first competitor who came out of water this year was Doğukan Uluç with a time of 41:22. Women’s race was won by Burcunaz Narin in 42:54.
The total number of entrants had reached 2683, slightly over the initial quota, when the registration system closed earlier this year. 1761 male and 685 female participants, totalling to 2446, started the race on Sunday morning, 20 August. The challenging course of 6.5km was successfully completed by 2369 swimmers, 1719 men and 650 women.
The statistics of the 35th Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race are as follows:
Total entries 2683 (1933 male, 750 female)
Starters 2446 (1761 male, 685 female)
Finishers 2369 (1719 male, 650 female)
Handicapped finishers 23 (20 male, 3 female)
Non-finishers 75 (41 male, 34 female)
Disqualified 2 (1 male, 1 female)
The application process for the Bosphorus Cross-Continental Swimming Race, sponsored by Samsung, starts in early January each year at http://bogazici.olimpiyat.org.tr. The event is traditionally staged on the third Sunday of August.
July 8th, 2023
Cancellation Of Adalar Swimming Event
The Swimming Race, scheduled for 8 July 2023 as part of the Prince Islands Sports Festival in Heybeliada, is cancelled due to adverse weather conditions that may affect the safety of the participants.
June 15th, 2023
Swimmers Prepare For the Island
The swimming race as part of the Prince Islands Sports Festival will be held on 8 July in Heybeliada. The 500-person quota of the race is filling up fast.
The event, organised by Spor Istanbul and spread to Büyükada, Heybeliada, Burgazada and Kınalıada as well as the Maltepe coast, will take place on 7-9 July. The 3-kilometer swimming race hosted by Heybeliada Water Sports Club will start at 10:00 on Saturday, July 8th. A 2-hour time limit is set for the race. There will be two rankings separately; one for the swimmers between the ages of 12 and 24, the other for those aged 25 and over.
Detailed information about the Prince Islands Sports Festival can be found at https://spor.istanbul/adalar-spor-festivali. Depar Timing will provide the timing services for swimming race where 500 participants will take part.