Entries Tagged as 'mileage'

48 Hours

NCC , mileage , sessions

The Swim session is almost over, so it's time to remind everyone how the mileage entry system works. If you are a veteran NCCer you already know this but it might be good to read this anyway.

Everyone has an additional 48 hours to enter their December miles (swim, bike or run). 

Only miles done in December can be entered during this 48 hour period. The 2 week cutoff remains in effect, so only miles done in the second half of December can be entered.

January 1 is the beginning of the Bike session, so any miles done from that point forward count towards the Bike session only. 

You can start entering your miles on the website starting at 1 second past midnight on January 3, once the 48 hour period for entering your December miles has passed.

If you visit the website without logging in, you'll see the session change to Bike on January 1. If you login, however, you'll see the session as Swim - for that additional 48 hour period. 

Widgets! They have changed

teams , NCC , mileage , stats

Embedding a mileage widget on your club's website just got a little bit easier.

This year if you want to have a customized widget for your site showing your club's mileage to date, you don't have to make a special request and then wait for the code to be sent to you. That's so 2012. Now all you need to do is add your club ID number to the standard embed code available on the Widgets page. 

Not sure what a mileage widget looks like? Kinda like this:

But with actual miles showing. And updated with current mileage for your club.

The embed code is availabe on the widgets page, and club reps can see the entire embed code with the correct club ID once they login. 

Are You a Hoarder?

NCC , mileage

hoardAre you a hoarder? No, not like those poor souls on TV who fill their houses with junk, or cats, or clothes. Are you a mileage hoarder? Do you swim bike or run a week or a month's worth of miles and then wait until the last day to enter them all? And do you just dump all your miles into a single entry?

If this describes your mileage entry habits, then the 99% of athletes who enter their miles as they swim/bike/run them would like you to please stop doing that

it only takes a couple of minutes to login and enter your miles, especially when you can enter one of each type of workout simultaneously. This makes for a more accurate picture of team and individual standings as we go through each session. It also makes for a much prettier mileage graph on your individual athlete stats page. 

So unless you want the NCC TV crew to show up unannounced at your next workout, please enter your miles as you go. You'll feel so much better if you do.


2011-2012 Bike Session Results

NCC , mileage , sessions

The results have been verified, the numbers have been crunched. Here now are the official results for the February Bike Session of the 2011-2012 edition of the National Challenge Competition.

Benchmark Winners

The bike session was just like the swim session in that teams went all out to reach the mileage benchmark first. For the bike session that is 7500 miles. Just for the record, on June 11 2011 an asteroid passed within 7500 miles of the earth and it barely made the news.

First to reach the 7500 mile mark: Cyclonaut Multisport Club of Agawam MA on January 10th. Congratulations to them for putting the hammer down early and keeping it there. Have a look at their team stats page to see just how they piled up the bikes miles, day by day.

Here are all teams to reach the 7500 mile mark, in order: 

  1. Jan 10: Cyclonaut Multisport, Agawam MA
  2. Jan 11: DC Tri Club Team 1, Washington DC
  3. Jan 14: Kansas River Valley Tri Club, Wichita KS
  4. Jan 17: Alaska Tri Club White Wabid Wabbits, Anchorage AK
  5. Jan 18: Hammerhead Tri Club Team 1, Jacksonville FL
  6. Jan 19: Louisville Landsharks, Louisville KY
  7. Jan 25: Boulder Tri Club, Boulder CO
  8. Jan 27: Pittsburgh Tri Club, Pittsburgh PA
  9. Jan 28: Northwest YMCA Tri Club, Irmo SC
  10. Jan 31: Harftord Area Extended Triathletes, Hartford CT

Overall Bike Winner

Cyclonaut Multisport, Agawam MA with 23,748.37 miles


Divisional Winners


Division 1

Cyclonaut Multisport, Agawam MA - 23,748.37 miles

Division 2

Kansas River Valley Tri Club, Wichita KS - 16,211.62 miles

Division 3

Fredericksburg Tri Club, Fredericksburg VA - 4,924.47 miles

Division 4

Northwest YMCA Tri Club, Irmo SC - 8,546.95 miles

Division 5

Women of Steel, Auburn IN - 4,437.14 miles

Individual Winners

On the men's side, David Bowne of Jet City Tri annihilated the competition for a second consecutive year, riding to a convincing win with 3,919.19 miles. Now that you've picked your jaw up off the floor we can confirm that those miles are indeed for real and have been verified. Congratualations David!

On the women's side, Mary Guertin of Cyclonaut Multisport rode away with the title with a total of 1,709.2 miles. That was almost 500 miles ahead of her closest competitor. 

All the final results are also available on the bike session standings. 

More Stats

All the numbers you don't really need, but might find interesting anyway.

Active* Men: 802

Active* Women: 635

*Active means athletes with results.


Total Bike Miles, Men: 177,063.71

Total Bike Miles, Women: 114,771.01


Average Bike Miles, Men: 220.78

Average Bike Miles, Women: 180.74


Total Bike Miles, Everyone: 291,834.72

Average Bike Miles, Everyone: 203.09


Total All Miles, Men: 232,091.75

Total All Miles, Women: 153,805.18

Total All Miles, Everyone: 385,896.93


Average All Miles, Men: 289.39

Average All Miles, Women: 242.21

Average All Miles, Everyone: 268.54


Day with highest bike miles: January 7 - 18,382.03 miles by 527 athletes = 34.88 miles per athlete

Day with most riders: January 1 - 1208 athletes, 13,846 miles = 11.46 miles per athlete

Day with longest average ride: January 31, 504 athletes, 18,026.06 miles = 35.77 miles per athlete


And of course let's thank all of the generous sponsor who have provided prizes for the winners: 

A New Way to Correct Mistakes

NCC , mileage

Hey, we all make mistakes. If you've entered your mileage incorrectly you should be able to correct it quickly and easily, right? 

As of today, correcting mileage entry errors just got a lot easier. For small errors you can still just make an additional entry to correct your error, but we've seen some really BIG errors this year and those are the ones that are harder to correct. 

For those big errors (over 100 miles) it's easier to just zero out the incorrect entry and re-enter the correct amount. If you find yourself in this situation you can do just that by going to the Show My Results page and following the instructions there.

Right now this is for athletes only but Club Reps will have this capability very soon. 

UPDATE: club reps can now also delete mileage entries.

The path is Login > Summary > Select Athlete > Select the entry to delete (by clicking the date) > Click the big scary button that says Delete this Entry.

This will come in handy if someone enters a big negative number (we've had reports of this happening spontaneously, but I've been unable to replicate this behavior) and then goes away on vacation.


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