Past weekend took place Ultra Pirineu race, one of the most tough Mountain Running races in Europe.
Santi Torres, the RunnerSquare CEO and Co-Founder, and Oriol Gifra (Co-Founder) from RunnerSquare Experience Team, were there and did it, measuring it with RunnerSquare app (available on Apple Store and Google Play).
For first time a sport tracking app measured more than 26 hours and more than 100 Km (62,14 miles) continued.
We took the apportunity to challenge our sport tracking app and compare measured data with Ultra Pirineu official race technical information.
Technical details (Official data vs Runnersquare measuring) compared
Race Official distance was 110 Km (68,35 miles)
RunnerSquare measured distance 113 Km (70,21 miles)
Race Official total ascent: 6.800 m (22,309 ft)
RunnerSquare total ascent: 6.979 m (22,896 ft)
Mobile used for measuring: iPhone 6 (2 Power Chargers were used)
Elevation data base: Google
Differences, both for distance and elevation were below 3%, which can be considered as normal due to different factors such how was officialy measured the race, elevation database used by the race organizers, etc..
Mobile was used not only for tracking and taking pictures, but also to provide Real Time athlete position using RaceLiveTrack.
Trail Running Gear
Used by RunnerSquare Experience Team for Ultra Pirineu
Trail Running Shoes: Sportiva
T-Shirt: RS Experience
Compression Shorts: RS Experience
Using above listed Mountain Running Gear our team experience a great race, without foot injuries. Special mention to RS T-Shirt and shorts (soon available for everyone through RunnerSquare online shop), both specially designed to be always dry, breathable, lightweight and comfortable.
Congratulations for this human challenge to all RunnerSquare team and all Ultra Pirineu athletes!