I participate to a 10K in my city. Some advertisement were done on Strava before the race (you needed to be in the race club), and after (when the photos gallery and ending video were available). This was a very nice experience and in the aftermath, I was wondering how this could be improved.
My suggestion would be to offer race's organiser a convenient way to make a simple synthetic report of the race. (like the individual yearly Strava report, but focused on the race)
The reason for this is that sharing kudo, thought about the race, etc ...with people you run with during a race is part of the race and sometime a more pleasant one !
Some basic statistics, like the fastest km, the slowest km (on average), or colored GPS trace by average pace. Number of PR recorded could help follow up discussion between athletes in the comment...
Being a pacer (40'), I was also curious to know if I helped some of my fellow runners to achieve their goal. I guess I did based on a simple histogram of the final time, plus the number of mention to PR in the title of the activity, but a list of athlete who did achieve their PR, would have helped me to give some kudo to them.
Last but not the least, these insights could help next year runners to get prepared for the race and organiser to promote the race.
Thanks for submitting your idea regarding races/events. It has been reviewed by our moderation team and is now open to voting. Can you elaborate if you believe this post-race report should be created for individual athletes or as an overall report of the race? You mentioned offering this feature to the race's organiser, that's why I'm not entirely sure what you mean. Thank you!
just to clarify, in my mind the report should be created for a race.
The idea is to foster the idea of community. Every athlete know if he made a PR or not. The report would stress that the athlete is among the restricted group of athletes who did their PR on the very same day. For my very own case, while I didn't made a PR, I tried to help some runners who were somehow suffering, knowing that they achieve their goals is also a nice reward !
I mentioned the race's organiser since he may decide to post (or not) the report in the publication part of the club pages. Suppose the race had a problem, or have been stopped, he may prefer not to mention some statistics. Based on the case of my local race, the race organiser would be in fact the administrator of this club : https://www.strava.com/clubs/537323/discussion and he could post/publish the report maybe after adding some comment, anecdotes photos etc...
I hope I achieve to clarify the idea,
Thank you for the additional information!
I think Race Records (for past races) will be a great addition to Strava.
This is important because:
An example of when I would want this feature is when I am checking my past results. I want an easy way to pull up my race records since I began running marathons in 2008. I have to go through athlinks to find an easy set of results or to each individual race to find my photos.
Thank you Strava!
Thanks for posting about this!
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