Running and Triathlon: RunnersWeb Announces Continued Traffic Growth

Running and Triathlon: RunnersWeb Announces Continued Traffic Growth

(PRWEB) September 21, 2004

The Original Runner’s and Triathlete’s Web ( Inc – announced an increase in traffic during the month of July 2004 to 3,872,107 Hits and 1,092,838 Pageviews.. (A ‘Hit’ is a successful request to a web server from a visitor’s browser for any type of file, whether an image, HTML page, an MP3 file, or any other type ; A ‘Pageview’ is defined as a request from a visitor’s browser for a displayable web page, generally an HTML file.)

The Runner’s Web provides a portal into the world of running – including athletics (track and field) and road running, triathlon and adventure racing.

In addition to providing access to the resources desired by participants of all age levels and abilities, the site provides timely news and features on a global scale on a 7 day per week basis with frequent, multi-times-per-day updates.

The Runner’s Web also distributes the “Digest”, a weekly digest of information on running, triathlons and multisport activities. It is sent each Friday via an email list. Members can receive information in three ways:

1. Immediately, via email

2. Daily, in an email summary

3. By accessing the web site on demand

The Digest uses Yahoo Groups as an ASP for the delivery of email and provision of the community web site.

In addition to increasing market share among recreational runners and triathletes the Runner’s Web is also a favourite among elite athletes

as evidenced by these testimonials:

Nicole Stevenson , Canadian 2:34 Marathoner

“I just wanted to comment on how great your site is! I check it out a few times a week, especially after race weekends to find results and running/tri news. I spoke with Ken Parker way back when I used to work at adidas, and since then I’ve witnessed the evolution of your work. Great job!”.

Simon Whitfield, 2000 Olympic Triathlon champion

“Keep up the amazing work with, awesome, thanks for keeping me updated.”

Amby Burfoot, Executive Editor, Runner’s World Magazine

“I’m a big fan of your site”.

Triathlete Jill Savege – 2003 Pan American Champion and Canadian Champion

“I read your website all the time. It is my newspaper in the morning when I eat breakfast”

Triathlete Natasha Filliol – Canadian Elite Triathlon Team, 2002 Commonwealth Games Team, 2003 Pan American Games Team

“One of the first things I do every morning is check out Keep it up!”

Triathlete Sharon Donnelly – 1999 Pan American Champion, 3 Time Canadian Champion and Sydney Olympian

“…I read it on your Runners’ Web, which I have set up as my Homepage of course!”


The Runner’s Web is the top ranked Google site for “Running and Triathlon” and is ranked first in the Google>Sports>Running directory.

The Runner’s Web is ranked number two in popular running sites in Alexa’s Subjects > Sports > Running > Directory.

Runner’s Web content news indexed by Google News Search, NewsNow in the UK, Yahoo News, News4 Sites, BigNews Network and and recently has been made available an RSS feed through myYahoo!

The editor of the Runner’s Web is Ken Parker. Ken is the founder and former President & CEO of Sirius Consulting Group Inc. which he sold in February of 2004. (Sirius founder gives up corner office for running track).

He is the founder and coach of the Ottawa Athletic Club Racing Team established in 1981 and was a founding coach of the Ottawa Lions Track Club. He is a former marathoner and co-founder and race director of Ottawa’s National Capital Marathon and a number of other road races including the 1981 Avon International Marathon.


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Health Club takes to the Outdoors with New Running Clubs

Health Club takes to the Outdoors with New Running Clubs

Running Club

(PRWeb UK) July 22, 2010

Virgin Active Health Clubs has launched Running Clubs at its 71 fitness centres across the UK. Inspired by the Virgin London and Brighton marathons, thousands of their health club members are taking to the streets, parks and tracks across the UK every week, making their surroundings into their gym for a fun, effective workout.

Completely free to members of Virgin Active Health Clubs, Running Club sessions are timetabled alongside other weekly gym classes but take place outside of the health clubs themselves, allowing members to keep fit in the open air. Small groups of health club members simply meet at the appointed time and a Personal Trainer or Fitness Coach then leads the group on a running session around the area of their local fitness centre.

Running Clubs start with 5K routes, and are carried out weekly for 6 weeks, meaning stamina is built up and times are recorded in order to track development as the course goes on. As the health club members progress, different running techniques are introduced to further aid and maximise improvements to their times.

There are also 5K sessions for intermediate runners which also follow a 6 week schedule. Thereafter, health club members can choose to progress to run 10K. In addition, there is an 8 week plan for these runners and for advanced runners, as well as gym-goers training specifically for charity runs and races. There is an ‘improvement’ phase for post-10k.

Commenting on the newest fitness initiative from Virgin Active Health Clubs, Gillian Reeves – National Group Exercise Manager said: “Running is a fantastic way to improve general cardiovascular fitness and is a really enjoyable way to workout. Running Clubs have the benefit of offering the motivation and social aspect that exercising in a group offers. Running outdoors, coupled with interval training on a treadmill, is hugely effective as the body experiences different types of motion and terrain which will build stamina and fitness.

With the summer weather, I’m sure that running outdoors, coupled with the added benefit of a professional fitness instructor, will be a big hit with our health club members.”

For more information on Virgin Active Health Clubs and its Running Clubs, please visit


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