UK Vs the World - Strava Insights

Heat created by Strava Runners commuting in London. Map by Mapbox / OpenStreetMap


Strava Insights, a new data platform from Strava shows how active some of the major cities in the world have been. 

Taking running activities logged through out 2014, Strava have been able to put together a picture of how the world is running, be it racing or commuting. In fact, the database is built upon 136 billion data points from 12 cities - Amsterdam, Barcelona. Berlin, London, Los Angeles, Melbourne, Milan, New York City, Paris, San Francisco, São Paulo and Sydney. Over 30 million activities have been uploaded in the last year across these 12 key cities on Strava, 

So how did London compare to some other major cities? 

Activities

TOTAL ACTIVITIES in 2014 = 3,034,311

AVERAGE PACE = 9:00/mi

AVERAGE DISTANCE = 4.8mi

AVERAGE ELEVATION GAIN = 204.1ft

MARATHONS COMPLETED = 12,888

Most active day.

London Marathon? That’s what you were thinking right. Well, it’s what we thought but it seems Strava users disagreed.  The most active day was Sunday March 22, 2015, with 12,917 runs recorded (compare to the daily average of 8,225). So what spurred on this spike? Well, it seems it was the Richmond Half Marathon and 10K. 

Commute

The most popular commute days is Tuesday, but not just in London but across the globe. 

London is however the most active city by a considerable way on Strava when it comes to getting to work with the average number of daily run commutes for 2014 working out at 1257. In fact, 29.4 % of London runners commuted on foot at least once, the most of any city. 

Well done London!

For more, check out Strava Insights