Starting January 1, 2018 the club will provide you a new incentive to get your miles in. Here are the details:
What is it? A program in our club built to recognize those members who achieve mileage milestones of 365 miles or 1,000 miles in 2018.
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. 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. You must attend at least one club event to qualify for the mileage clubs, this can be any of our social gatherings (Winter Blues, Pancake Run), our group runs (Saturday morning, Thursday evening, first Tuesday evening, Couch to 5K training) or helping with one of our races (Oak Barrel Half Marathon, Mach Tenn Triathlon).
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 2018. There is also the 1,000 mile club. This is for anyone who logs 1,000 miles for the year.
What do you get? The 365 Club Members will get a short sleeve tech shirt with the Mach Tenn logo and designation as a 2018 365 Club Member. The 1,000 Club Members will get a premium long sleeve tech shirt with the club logo and designation as a 2018 1,000 Mile Club Member. If you achieve 1,000 miles, you will just receive the 1,000 mile shirt, not both shirts.
You can join at any time of the year. We will post a spreadsheet showing everyone’s progress each month of 2018.
2018 Mileage Club Results – October Update
The spreadsheet below has the results of everyone’s mileage from January 1 – October 1, 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 now have 10 runners who have already eclipsed the 1,000 mile mark. These are Grady Wells, Daniel Islee, Brian Elrod, Robert W. Carroll, Melody Keasling, Matthew Neuharth, Douglas Yurcik, Debbie Piatrowski and 5 more pacing for 1,000 with another 4 just short of pacing for 1,000.
We have 19 runners who have gone over the 365 mile mark already with 2 more pacing for it with 5 who can easily still get there.
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.