Running and Triathlon: RunnersWeb Announces Continued Traffic Growth
September 21, 2004 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsThe Original Runner's and Triathlete's Web (RunnersWeb.com Inc - www.RunnersWeb.com) 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 RunnersWeb.com, awesome, thanks for keeping me updated."
Amby Burfoot, Executive Editor, Runner's World Magazine
"I'm a big fan of your runnersweb.com 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 Runnersweb.com. 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 AllTriathlon.com 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 - http://archive.ottawabusinessjournal.com/archive_detail.php?archiveFile=./pubfiles/obj/archive/2004/February/04/OBJ-Technology/5649.xml&start=0&numPer=20&keyword=ken+parker§ionSearch=&begindate=1%2F1%2F1999&enddate=9%2F21%2F2004&authorSearch=&IncludeStories=1&pubsection=&page=&IncludePages=1&IncludeImages=1&mode=allwords&archive_pubname=OBJ-Web%0A%09%09%09).
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.