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.
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 – February Update
The spreadsheet below has the results of everyone’s mileage from January 1 – February 28, 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’ve had 76 runners log miles in for the year with a total of 7,079 miles. This puts us on a pace to run 43,796 miles for the year. We added 11 new runners in February too! Mickey Ralph leads the way with 364.1 miles. He is pacing for 2,252 miles for the year. Melody Keasling is our top woman with 229 miles. She is pacing for 1,416.69
We have 16 runners currently pacing for 1,000 miles with 3 more within 10% of that mark. Another 24 runners are pacing for 365.
Remember, you can join at any time. Keep logging those miles and have fun out there!