Ultra Pirineu measured by RunnerSquare Experience Team

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).

 

Ultra Pirineus RunnerSquare Experience Team

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)
Difference: 2,6%

Race Official total ascent: 6.800 m (22,309 ft)
RunnerSquare total ascent: 6.979 m (22,896 ft)
Difference: 2,5%

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
Socks: Lurbel
Backpack: Salomon

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!

RunnerSquare launches RaceLiveTrack

Today RunnerSquare has launched a new service called RaceLiveTrack. This is a Real Time Sport Event tracking system that allows to follow athletes in Real Time during a running or cycling race.

Real Time Sport Event Tracking System

Race Live Tracking

 

The service is free both for athletes and for race organizers and is available through RaceLiveTrack website.

The service aims to increase participation of athlete’s relatives and friends into races by providing a Real Time Athlete Tracking during all the race, not only giving split times on specific checking points.

RaceLiveTrack is very easy to use, and only two steps are requiered:

  1. Sign Up or login (with the same credentials as RunnerSquare member) at RaceLiveTrack to activate your next race.
  2. Use RunnerSquare app during the race, available on iOS and Android app markets.

New races are included weekly and as the service is new, there still many to be included. If you want your next race to be included, you can write to races@racelivetrack.com suggesting to include it.