Virtual 3k – Feb 2021

Thanks to everyone who took part in the first Virtual “3k on the Green”.  Hope you all enjoyed it and has set a 3k benchmark for this year and pushed you into racing mode for the first time in a while – it did for me. I guess it’s really just a Virtual 3k since you can run it anywhere but I like to keep the association with 3k on the Green and hopefully we can be back there sometime relatively soon.

We had 63 runners submitting times.  Gavin Smith of Cambuslang Harriers was fastest with a time of 8.22, only marginally outside the 3k on the Green course record of 8.22. Great effort.

You can find the results here:

3k on The Virtual Green | Milesaway

Looking back to September 2011 when I first organised 3k on the Green we had 29 finishers and I note that Tony McGale who submitted a time for Virtual 3k also ran back in 2011 as well.

We’ll be holding Virtual 3k on the Green again this month – 26-28th March, so please take part again and tell your friends and clubmates about it.  You can enter here:

A few things we picked up on in the submission of results I thought I would just provide a bit more info on:

Result submitted direct via Strava.

The quickest and easiest way. When you sign in to submit your result click on Dashboard in the navigation menu then click on “Submit your performance”. You will be asked to login to your Strava account after which you can submit your activity.

Remember, Virtual 3k will automatically “collect” the first 3k of your Strava run, so even if your run is longer that doesn’t matter.  You don’t need to be concentrating on stopping your watch on or as close to 3k as you can. 

Results submitted manually.

We will accept times for distances of 3km or 1.86 miles based on the display on your timing device.

Running the 3k on the Green route is fine (and it has been accurately measured), but using your GPS will in all probability record a marginally different distance.  For fairness to all, it’s the distance displayed on your watch that counts for Virtual 3k.

The only exception to this is where you run 3km on a track (7.5 laps).  GPS can often mis-record repeated laps of a track, so if your run is on a track please let us know.