What is it? A program in our club built to recognize those members who achieve mileage milestones of 365 miles or 1,000 miles and youth runners who achieve the milestones of 50 or 100 miles.
Who can participate? Anyone affiliated with the Mach Tenn Running Club (PS it is free) that joins the club’s Strava group and records their miles on the site or app at https://www.strava.com/clubs/machtenn and volunteers for the club in 2019 in some way (this can include working at races like the Oak Barrel Half Marathon or hosting one of our group runs). You also need to fill out the Mileage Club Registration form for 2019 at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/153f8JMtJndQw0R633Mm7aIJk3yxyeDgdf9mL6qAFoFk/ or parents of youth runners should fill out the form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1zCgPE0GsWdZM_9R7NBk3dXdghYy1QWzqUAgDgKLxVeI/. Strava will allow you to record miles by using their app while you run, importing from many GPS watches and entering manually. Mach Tenn membership is for runners and walkers in Southern Middle Tennessee.
What miles count? Walking, Running, and Treadmill. Basically any miles achieved during a session with running/walking being the main purpose will be counted toward the mileage program totals. Running/walking as a byproduct of another activity such as basketball, soccer, football, baseball, shopping, working in your office, or use of Fitbit do not count.
What programs are there? There is the 365 Club, this is for anyone who averages 1 mile a day for the year. You do not have to run every day, you just need to log 365 miles for 2019. There is also the 1,000 mile club. This is for anyone who logs 1,000 miles for the year. New for 2019 is the Kids 50 Mile Club, for ages 12 and under and the Youth 100 Mile Club, for those 13-18 years-old.
What do you get? The 365 Club members, Kids 50 Mile Club members and Youth 100 Mile Club members will get a short sleeve tech shirt with the Mach Tenn logo and designation with their achievement as a 2019 Mileage Club Member. The 1,000 Club Members will get a long sleeve tech shirt with the club logo and designation as a 2019 1,000 Mile Club Member. Runners are only eligible to receive one shirt per year. You can join at any time of the year. We will post a spreadsheet showing everyone’s progress each month of 2019.
2018 Mileage Club Results – End of the Year Update
The spreadsheet below has the results of everyone’s mileage from January 1 – December 31, 2018. Your annual pace is calculated. The column alerting you to your pacing in relationship to the 1,000 mile or 365 mile milestones is color coded with a green color if you are currently pacing for that amount and a yellow color if you are within 10% of that mark.
If you feel there is an error in your mileage, please go to your profile page on Strava and see how many miles you have running for 2018. This is the number that is used. We know there is an issue for miles that are done at slower paces not being counted as runs, this is particularly true of some hiking miles. You may need to edit those runs to make the pace fast enough to count. If you see any other errors, please email me at Justin@machtenn.org.
We recorded 37,505 miles on Strava in 2018. This equates to more than 1 1/2 times around the earth. Congratulations to everyone that hit their goal and good luck in 2019. If your name is listed below, please send me a Message on Facebook or email me at Justin@machtenn.org with your shirt size.
We had 15 runners eclipse the 1,000 mile mark in 2018. Grady Wells led the way with 1,995. Also going over 1,000 for the year were Brian Elrod (1,400.2), Melody Keasling (1,334), Matthew Neuharth (1,332.6), Daniel Islee (1,331.5), George Hambrick (1,320.5), Douglas Yurkik (1,297), Robert Carroll (1,292.8), Debbie Piotrowski (1,203.4), Bryce Hamilton (1,079.5), Lana Sain (1,079.2), RaDonna Thurman ((1,057.5), Brad Hayes (1,007.4), Elizabeth Wilson (1,005.9) and Shanda Peterson (1,000.6).
We had another 20 runners go over a mile a day average with 365 or more miles recorded. These include Mickey Ralph, Darrell Black, JD Tolliver, Nathan Wanuch, Keena Turner, Terry Hall, Sam Wheeler, Lisa Isley, Brian Turner, Sandy Brewer, Janet Cunningham, Tiffany Clutter, Catherine Bryan, Joe McKamey, Lorraine Carter, Kim Farless, Nicole Ryan, Justin Thurman, Scott Byrom.
I am considering some changes for next year. I may try to record monthly totals on the spreadsheet instead of just the annual total. Also, I am thinking about requiring that a person volunteers for the club in some way to receive the shirt next year (this could be hosting a group run, working at Oak Barrel or the Mach Tenn Triathlon or Tims Ford Deer Park Run or even directing a local 5K) I would love to hear any thoughts that you guys have. We will need to leave this on Strava for the ease of pulling the mileage each month.
As a reminder, you do need to be affiliated with the club to get your shirt as a reward at the end of the year.