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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Multisport: Grows Traffic 68% Over 2004

Multisport: Grows Traffic 68% Over 2004

(PRWEB) July 15, 2005

The Runner’s and Triathlete’s Web ( Inc.) today announced a major traffic increase for the first six months of 2005. The running and triathlon resource portal, which is based in Ottawa, Canada, is now averaging over 7,200 visitors per day.

January 1 – June 30, 2004: Visitors:752,794, PageViews: 3,927,605

January 1 – June 30, 2005: Visitors: 1,266,154, Pageviews: 6,718,156

Events provides coverage of multisport with a focus on running and triathlon. In addition to event calendars and results, the site provides race previews and reports from internationally recognized sources such as Race Results Weekly and Track Profile Report. During the Tour de France the site provides daily reports from James Raia.

Content has a number of established authors and agencies such as Owen Anderson, Lance Watson, Carmichael Training Systems, and Peak Performance Online (UK) providing training articles and features on a regular basis.

Content on the site is indexed by the major news search engines such as Google and MSN and the site provides an RSS feed available through Yahoo’s myYahoo!

The site also carries a monthly running trivia quiz and photo recognition quiz.


The site publishes a free, weekly (Friday) Runner’s And Triathlete’s Web Digest for subscribers.


The site is very involved in the local multisport community through sponsorship of the Ottawa Athletic Club Racing Team – a women’s running and multisport club, the OAC GatineauTriathlon, the OAC Corporate Relay, and Somersault Promotions, an Ottawa multisport event organizer and was the presenting sponsor for a Dave Scott Triathlon clinic this past spring.


Siri Lindley, World Champion Triathlete and Coach

“The Runner’s Web is my all time favorite site, the first one I go to everyday.”

Amby Burfoot, Executive Editor, Runner’s World Magazine

“I’m a big fan of your site”.

Finish Line Sports:

“Runner’s Web is an amazing site. Everything you could possibly want to know about running is there. There are links to every possible place on the web that has to do with running! This is a site worth bookmarking!”

Alan Brookes, Race Director, ScotiaBank Toronto Waterfront Marathon & Canada Running

“ is your definitive Daily News for runners. A day without it is like a day without your run!”

Kor van der Bij,

“I am a fan of RunnersWeb. We watch the site every day to get the latest. This site is hot!”

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