Join me, Matt Abbott, as we dive deep into the data behind the sport of trail and ultrarunning. We'll go beyond finishing times to tell the stories behind the numbers. Whether you're gearing up for your first 5K or your 10th 100 miler, start your run with UltraSignup -- and tune in to UltraData!
100 Mile Deep Dive
Matt walks us through how to analyze a 100 mile ultramarathon by inspecting watch data from a sample of 2022 Javelina Jundred participants. Along the way, we get the scoop from Riley Brady, Jon Rea, and Dakota Jones to help us better understand what actually happened on race day.
The Data Speaks: The Hardest Trail Races of 2022
Matt Abbott walks us through how to develop an algorithm to rank UltraSignup’s races by difficulty. Along the way, he brings in some guests (Jeff Pelletier, Riley Brady, Arlen Glick, & Corrine Malcolm) to discuss what makes different races hard for them and to react to iterations of the ranking.
Jeff Pelletier: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9g6CF-ayNzU (“What makes an ultramarathon hard?”)
Arlen Glick: https://ultrasignup.com/results_participant.aspx?fname=Arlen&lname=Glick
Riley Brady: https://ultrasignup.com/results_participant.aspx?fname=Riley&lname=Brady
Corrine Malcolm: https://ultrasignup.com/m_results_participant.aspx?fname=Corrine&lname=Malcolm
01:52 Guest Intros
03:05 What makes a trail race hard?
19:37 UltraSignup Runner Rank explained
23:54 Race rank development
29:22 Hardest races of 2022?
42:38 Hardest 100 milers of 2022?
All about that data!!
Great podcast that takes a deep dive into the world of ultra running data. What and where and how does it happen. Love it!!
A whole new look at trail running
Matt and his guests clearly know what they’re talking about and love what they’re talking about. Love this new and fresh idea. So good!!