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Accused of cheating on Strava

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Jun 2017
9:27am, 25 Jun 2017
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jdarun
Well...I'm not that bothered about strava myself. But I can understand users being a bit annoyed if others upload data under the wrong category.

Unfortunate there isn't a category for tandems :-)
Jun 2017
9:38am, 25 Jun 2017
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Fenland (Fenners) Runner
People who look down on slow, easy, running know absolutely nothing about running. But to be honest they will be probably the ones that get injured regularly.
Jun 2017
10:28am, 25 Jun 2017
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Metro_Nome
FR I'm on a Facebook group where a guy who runs very high mileage was questioned, rather rudely, by somebody as to why all his miles were "so slow" for a "fit, healthy guy" - I did think that he had a somewhat limited understanding of running
Jun 2017
10:41am, 25 Jun 2017
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The_Saint
I don't look down on slow easy running, it just doesn't work for me and before the inevitable reply of "you aren't doing it right then", recall that this is what proponents of all known pseudoscience say to this assertion. If this approach works better than all others for you then I accept that.
Jun 2017
10:53am, 25 Jun 2017
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TomahawkMike
I didn't even consider that people were judged so much on the speed they run. If you run, and run at your chosen speed (whether the speed is chosen on ability, comfort, challenge or whatever), then I admire the effort. When I go to parkrun, for example, i admire everyone who turns up. After all, most of them did nothing before and now they do something. For those that have always run, good for them for joining in a community activity and inspiring some of the younger ones at the back for later years.
Jun 2017
11:29am, 25 Jun 2017
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larkim
To be fair to strava one of their USPs is the segments and the leaderboards, so if people are routinely polluting leaderboards with bike rides into running leaderboards I can see why they want to police it.

And if someone uploads a nonsense ride on a segment I keep an eye on then I flag it which is a painless process which restores neat and tidy order to the world!
Jun 2017
11:46am, 25 Jun 2017
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Joopsy
The worlds biggest willy waving site, I can understand if you are in a race and you have been denied a prize or trophy but not getting your name so high up a leaderboard is pure playground nonsense.
Jun 2017
11:54am, 25 Jun 2017
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larkim
Maybe so, but grown adults get excited about how nice their medal is after paying 30 quid to enter a 10k race, so its not unsurprising. I like the segment leaderboards as I can use them to track personal progress, despite not being near the top of most segments locally.
Jun 2017
12:27pm, 25 Jun 2017
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Joopsy
Exactly larkim, you use it for personal progress rather than trying to run faster than some bloke from Penzance who you have never met. I don't get the medals thing either.
SPR
Jun 2017
12:53pm, 25 Jun 2017
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SPR
I'm with Larkim on this, however sad people think it may be, it is a USP of strava therefore I can understand why people get worked up about it. It is essentially an unofficial race. The USP doesn't work if it's full of rides logged as runs.

Not for me, and until this year I thought strava was pointless as I thought that was all it was about.

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