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Tracking Your Run – GPS Watch or iPhone?

Tracking Your Run – GPS Watch or iPhone?

Given the rapid advances in phone technology, we decided to test if your iPhone could really give you the same accuracy as a GPS watch on the trails. Can you really justify that extra toy or will your phone give you the same result without blowing your budget? To be fair, your watch does have some great features that a phone simply can’t replicate. Rather than being an all-purpose communications and entertainment device, a GPS watch is designed with a specific use in mind and generally does these well. It provides sport data clearly in an easy-to-access wearable with peace-of-mind...

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UTMB 2018 - Pacing Matters!

UTMB 2018 - Pacing Matters!

To test the importance of starting at a not-so-fast pace, we plotted #UTMB finish times against average rank gain after Les Contamines, which is 31km or 12% of average time into the race. 

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UTMB Finisher Rates per Country

UTMB Finisher Rates per Country

T8 went through the 2018 #UTMB finisher list and we tip our truckers to Slovakia, Thailand, Paraguay, Croatia and the Philippines for achieving +85% finisher rates, well ahead of the 69% race average.

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UTMB 2018 Finisher Rates 😲

UTMB 2018 Finisher Rates 😲

T8 crunched the data and your chances of completing UTMB actually increased as your ITRA score decreased - all the way to 600-650 where 82% of runners made the finish line. This compares to an overall race finish rate of 69%.

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Fun with Numbers - UTMB 2018 and ITRA Scores

Fun with Numbers - UTMB 2018 and ITRA Scores

T8 had so much time on our hands when the #UTMB TV broadcasts finished that we decided to plot finishing times to see if your #ITRA score was a good predictor.

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