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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David Lloyd Leisure Launches Triathlon Clubs Across UK

David Lloyd Leisure Launches Triathlon Clubs Across UK

Hatfield, UK (PRWEB UK) 7 June 2011

David Lloyd Leisure has become the first health, fitness and leisure chain to affiliate and launch triathlon clubs with Triathlon England in all of its English clubs.

It has also gained the same status with Triathlon Scotland for its six Scottish clubs and with Welsh Triathlon for its Cardiff club.

The clubs, present in all David Lloyd Leisure clubs across the UK, will offer members of all fitness levels and sporting ability the opportunity to take part in structured training programmes and sessions run by British Triathlon -qualified coaches, as well as discounted membership of Triathlon England, Scotland and Wales. The health and fitness chain also plans to offer its own triathlon events for members across the UK in 2012.

Group Health and Fitness Manager for David Lloyd Leisure Rob Beale said: “We are excited to be able to launch these clubs after feedback from our members indicated many wanted to get involved. With all our clubs having first class facilities and Triathlon-trained coaches it made sense to offer triathlon training with a structured programme. We are looking forward to seeing our members competing in triathlons, including our own family-friendly events in May next year.”

Gareth Hall from Triathlon England said: “We’re passionate about creating opportunities for all people to discover how much fun the triathlon challenge can be. It’s one of the fastest growing, dynamic and modern sports around and, with the Olympics just around the corner, we are delighted to have David Lloyd Leisure involved offering even more people the opportunity to get engaged in a structured but fun way.”

The triathlon clubs will offer members a minimum of two training sessions each week for all levels of fitness as well as provide information and motivation to take part in local and national events.

About David Lloyd Leisure Group

The David Lloyd Leisure Group operates 79 clubs in the UK and a further 10 clubs across Europe.

David Lloyd Leisure has over 450,000 members and employs 6,000 people. This includes an expert health and fitness team of over 750 and more than 350 tennis professionals.

Across all clubs, David Lloyd Leisure has over 150 swimming pools (of which half are indoor) and offers over 10,000 exercise classes per week. Every week 20,000 children learn to swim at David Lloyd Leisure and 14,000 learn to play tennis.

Its racquets facilities are unparalleled with 700 tennis courts as well as 180 badminton courts and 140 squash courts. Additional facilities include health and beauty spas, club lounges with free internet access, crèches, nurseries and specialist sports shops.


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(PRWEB) November 26, 2004

Terry McKinty, Vice President, Somersault Promotions (, announced today in Ottawa, that RunnersWeb (, the Ottawa based internet running and triathlon website, will be the official internet media sponsor of the inaugural “Canadian” Iron Distance Triathlon and Duathlon. This iron distance event will be held on September 3, 2005 and is building on the highly successful Canadian Half Iron Distance event held on that date for the last 4 years.

“We are really pleased to be partnering with Runnersweb, the original and foremost internet site for running, track & field and triathlon,” said Mr. McKinty, who is also Race Director of the first iron distance event in Ontario. “With a readership that has reached 1,000,000 page views per month, we see this partnership as important to spreading the word on this world class event we are hosting in Ottawa. We are especially pleased that the Runner’s Web will also be associated with the 8 other events in our Eastern Ontario event series, which includes the “Ottawa Fall Colours Marathon.

“Our partnership with Somersault Promotions is an extension of our ongoing community support for running and triathlon events,” said Mr. Parker, whose involvement in amateur sport in the Ottawa area spans 30 years. “With our rapidly growing web presence we feel we can help Somersault reach new participants for the Canadian Iron Distance Triathlon and Duathlon and other events.”

The relationship will see all the official results from The Canadian and the other Somersault promotion races, being posted on the Runnersweb site, and Somersault promoting the Ottawa Athletic Club Racing Team (OACRT – OAC Racing – a women’s road racing and multisport club – which Ken founded in 1981 and the Runner’s Web currently sponsors.

For further information, please contact:

Terry McKinty. Race Director, The Canadian – 1-613-295-4008

Ken Parker, CEO, –, 1-613-746-4053

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