This was a toolbar which allows athletes to upload their Garmin Forerunner data directly to the web - now the best way to do this is :-)

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Here we grow again!

Have I mentioned RunSaturday recently?


It just keeps getting better and better.

You probably remember that RunSaturday was already working with Garmin, SportTracks, Nike+, Nokia, Facebook and with some Fetch functionality.

Well since then we've added: GPX, Running Ahead and Twitter!

And integration isn't the only thing we've added:
  • we've got superb training analysis features - lots of charts and lots of options to help you understand and improve your training.
  • we've got superb run analysis features - especially heat map plotting of speed, elevation and heart rate in easy to interpret form on Google Maps.
  • we've got some innovative new social training competitions - come over and check out our challenges - right now we have teams running round the M25, running and cycling across Australia and tri-ing from London to Paris.
  • we've got the most advanced run/walk/cycle course mapping tool that I've ever seen - if you don't believe me then come over and try it out - here
  • we've got BIG plans for even more
All sound too good to be true?

Check it out for yourself - I hope you arrive in time for BIG RUN SATURDAY :)

Monday, February 16, 2009

RunSaturday's new Course/Route Mapping tool - with elevation profile!

RunSaturday just keeps getting better and better.

Check out the new coursemapper - including:
  • Draggable, editable course markers
  • Lots of icons and text elements to allow you to add extra information to your course - e.g. where toilets are, where drinks are, where busses go, where the pub is, etc.
  • Simple iframe support - you can put a complete RunSaturday course map inside an iframe on your site or blog
  • Elevation support - shows you a simple plot of the up and downs of your course.
Check out this example:

Or just go create a route yourself:

Here's an iframe example:

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Google are just soooooooo good

Over on RunSaturday we've just added Google Earth support.

I'm so impressed with this plugin from Google - what they've made it's just so stunningly beautiful and it's integration within the site is pretty smooth too - you finish your run, plug in your Garmin, upload the route, then get to fly round the route in 3D.

Come take a look - e.g. come for a 3d run in Germany.