Live VLM Tracking

Is there any?

17 messages
10/04/2011 at 18:33

Last year during the London Marathon you could get tracked using a facebook application. Sometimes its been done to a mobile number.

 Does anyone know if there is live tracking this year??? I know its not always the most reliable though from experience!

10/04/2011 at 21:10
its still there in facebook but obviously had no activity since last April.....if anyone knows of any live tracking please post here!! Getting fed up of having to tell friends and family that ''i'll get back to you on that!'
13/04/2011 at 14:44

Has anyone seen any news on SMS/internet live tracking of runners in this year's London marathon? Is there another thread? Thanks

16/04/2011 at 10:32
Bumping this up the list, in case anyone knows. I tried the adidas waptracker text RUN to 83040, which worked in previous years. Although I got a text back with a link, the link didn't work. Don't know if it can be done another way.
16/04/2011 at 20:36
From reading this it seems that basically the answer is no

http://joannasayers.com/index.php/2011/04/16/updated-tracking-information-for-vlm/
17/04/2011 at 10:28
http://results-2011.virginlondonmarathon.com/2011/index.php?pid=start

Someone has added this to the link in the previous post and it seems to work
Edited: 17/04/2011 at 10:29
17/04/2011 at 13:46
From what I can tell the live tracking is working very well this year.
14/04/2012 at 08:37
I read in an email from from Virgin London Marathon, that there will be live tracking on the day through the VLM homepage.
16/04/2013 at 12:09

I've been trying to get Runkeeper and Runmeter to work but the 'live' bit only seems to apply to the end of your run when you press a button saying 'Share'.  Neither seem to update automatically during a run, which is what I'm after.  Has anyone successfully used these apps?

16/04/2013 at 12:29

There is also an iphone APP, not sure how it works yet though as I've downloaded it but it's asking for 'tracker' numbers and doesn't seem to recognise race numbers!

16/04/2013 at 12:30
16/04/2013 at 14:30

VLM put something on twitter about it, when I asked "will this just be at 5/10/15k intervals, or literally a GPS tracker?" they messaged me saying "hi nicki, this will be a GSP tracker. Check out our website from 7am sunday for more details . . . " I'm presuming GSP is a typo? maybe there will be more information at the expo?

16/04/2013 at 14:31

There's that website, and there's also a tracking feature in the London 2013 app. I found it by searching Virgin London Marathon in the app store. Once you register you can find your tracker number in the settings, and then friends with iPhones download the app and search your tracking number. It looks like you need to activate 'Follow my route' at the start of the race for it to work. Think it's only for iPhone?

19/04/2013 at 14:22

Yes Fenn has the right address but it's not funtioning until 7am on race day but you can track upto 10 runners

19/04/2013 at 14:26

According to my tracking application.... nobody has started yet.  So it appears to be working.

19/04/2013 at 14:41

I downloaded the app, but it looks like it has now been removed from the app store and is not an official one. It does look a bit rubbish! I think VLM said on Facebook that they don't have an app, you just track runners through the website.

19/04/2013 at 15:09

Top tip from Tenjiso


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