Joe Lee Computing
Joe Lee has been providing computerised administration and results systems for sports events since 1981.
For many years, Joe's systems have been used by many of biggest events in the UK, including National Cross Country Championships, National Track & Field Championships, National Orienteering Championships, a wide variety of Mountain Biking competitions, and the biggest Mountain Marathon in Europe. He was even contracted to provide services for the Dubai Marathon.
The English Schools' Athletic Association's Track & Field Championships are reputed to be the 3rd or 4th largest athletics event in the World each year, and were televised live for a number of years. Joe Lee's services include site-wide installation of multiple computer networks to manage athletes and results production, real-time data feeds to TV production teams, and a results system which distributes results within a few seconds of a race finishing. Results are also automatically uploaded to the ESAA website, optimised for quick access by mobile phones and enabling journalists to easily cut and paste results into their reports.
Joe created and manages the website for the English Schools Athletic Association - www.esaa.net. This isn't just an ordinary information website, it also provides all the administration facilities for all ESAA events with fully interactive entry systems, management systems for event organisers, and results programs enabling entries to be downloaded and results to be uploaded. For instance, each year the Athletics Schools' Cup competition system manages over 33,000 children in over 2500 teams from around 850 schools, with well over 100 separate meetings. All results of all events are available online - view the 2015 results.
The Track & Field Cup is just one competition. Joe provides similar services for Athletics, Cross Country, and Combined Events competitions, as a well as a fully interactive system for Primary and Secondary schools to keep track of an Awards Scheme for pupils. This is available to every school in England.
Currently he is developing cross-platform apps for these systems to allow teachers to record their pupils' performances out in the field using mobile phones and tablets.
Joe also supplies his own photos to enhance the website.
To assist with events, Joe regularly employs the very best local 6th form students at weekends. One of his recent team gained five A grades (all with starburst sprinkles) at A level in 2015 and has now graduated from Cambridge University - Joe only selects the best!
Sadly, the Covid-19 pandemic put an end to all sporting activities for an indefinite period from March 2020.