Running and Triathlon: RunnersWeb Announces Substantial Traffic Growth
April 04, 2004 (PRLEAP.COM) Sports NewsThe Original Runner's and Triathlete's Web (RunnersWeb.com Inc - www.RunnersWeb.com) announced an increase in traffic during the month of March to 2,175,035 Hits and 658,872 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 was founded as a hobby site in 1996. RunnersWeb.com Inc. is now a small business venture which sponsors the OAC Racing Team, a women's road racing and triathlon club, and the OAC Gatineau Triathlon and OAC Corporate Relay.
The Runner's Web aims to provide 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 using Yahoo Groups as an ASP for the delivery of email and provision of the web site.
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". (Note 1)
The Runner's Web is ranked number two in popular running sites in Alexa's Directory Rankings. (Note 1)
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 Runner's Web site is NOT affiliated with the two UK based Runner's Web copycat sites. The Original Runner's Web was created in January of 1997. The RunnersWeb.com domain name was registered in August of 1997.
In February of 1998 a UK site RunnersWebUK.com was registered and in June of 2000 a RunnersWeb.co.UK was registered.
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).
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.
Note 1: (as of March 2004)