Club Competition

Competition starts January 9th 2023 and ends 12 weeks later

  • Double credit automatically given for swims January 9th through Feb 5th
  • Double credit automatically given for bikes Feb 6th through March 5th
  • Double credit automatically given for runs March 6th through April 2nd

Here is what is is all about for you newbies....

It is a way to get people motivated and reward them with the opportunity to win goodie bag points. If you wish to be included in this year's competition here is what you need to do:

  1. Ensure you are a 2023 member during the competition.  If you are not a 2023 member, or your membership expires during the competition, you will be moved out of the competition until you rejoin. This rejoining may require you to re-apply to the special Strava club created just for the competition. 
  2. Be part of the Strava Club called FAST Club Competition - linked here
  3. Learn how to load data into strava either manually or automatically.  I suggest those that are not familiar with Strava to ask a fellow club member to see if they can help you.  An alternative approach is to go to www.strava.com and read up on it
  4. Only enter your data once regardless of what the club does for bonus points!  We do that calculation offline.  

So what is the competition all about?

It will be exactly the same as the last few years and everyone must upload, or syncing your data with the club strava competition area by Sunday night each week.

We swim, bike, and run against each other for total time/distance.  Like prior years we will track distance and hours but focus on hours training instead of pure miles.  This strategy is to not favor those super fast people in our group.  It is to recognize those fitness swimmers, bikers, and runners that put the time in the pool or gym regardless of their prior performance.  Like prior years we will provide 1 point for every hour worked out.  People log their total number of hours in Strava for each day for every week. 

The week in Strava runs from Monday morning to Sunday night.  If you don't put your hours worked-out into Strava by Sunday night for the week may not be credited all of that weeks time.
 

The Competition is 12 weeks in total and broken down into 3 four week sessions.


For the first 4 weeks each member will receive double hours for each minute swam. For example if you swim 5 hours the first week, bike zero miles, and run 5 hours you will receive points as follow: 10 hours for swimming, 0 hours biking, and 5 hours running for a total of 15 hours.

The 2nd for weeks we will reward double hours for biking, and then the last 4 weeks double hours for running.

The hours you log into the 12 weeks will determine how many times your name will be put into a hat at the end of the competition.  So the more you log your workouts the better the chance of winning goodie bag points.  This is the only way you can get goodie bag points in our calendar year without volunteering your time back to a club event.

Remember we have 2 Strava accounts: one is our base club section and we normally don't kick out past members.  The 2nd one is the one we use for this competition (linked above).   Note that once you enter your workouts into Strava it will automatically go to both groups.  Many watches and smart phones can record your workouts with the app and it is automatically recorded against your account.

So start your engines and get working on those New Year workout resolutions. 

Every year we have someone that fat fingers the data or accidentally has it recorded twice.  We will monitor for those issues and will ask those members to adjust how they record their data.  The typical double entry occurs for those doing indoor cycling that have zwift to Strava but it also Garmin to Strava is uploaed causing two entries for one workout.  I've been told this has been resolved but we will still monitor for this double entry. 

We also request members to only track swim, bike and run and not log a long walk as a run. (typically a 17 minute to mile pace tends to be a considered a walk.)