Throughout January of this year, TrainAsONE held a challenge to all of our users (both free and paid). The challenge was simple, to try and stick to as many of your scheduled workouts as possible. For every workout completed within 10%, users were rewarded with an angel emoticon, and conversely a devil emoticon for those that fell outside that range. As an added incentive, each angel was a ballot entry into a prize draw to win a number of prizes, including a Garmin sports watch.
For those that missed the prize draw announcement, our lucky winners were:
We had very positive feedback during the course of the challenge, and subsequently ran a survey to gather more objective and measurable data. Some of which, I would like to share with you here, primarily as a series of charts.
The participants were spread throughout the world, the greatest numbers being in the UK and USA.
Over 80% of participants were male!
Nearly half of participants fell in the 40 to 50 year age group
The majority of participants ran between 3 and 6 runs per week, with a number of runners getting out over 31 times, i.e. more than once a day!
On average, participants received more Angels than Devils 🙂
On average, participants running between 3 and 6 runs per week received an Angel for 59% of their runs.
Half of participants felt that the challenge difficulty was about right.
Almost 70% of participants found the challenge motivating or highly motivating
Whilst holding our January Challenge and subsequently analysing the gathered data has answered some of the questions we initially had, it has opened up many more. We’re already beginning to investigate these (such as why people have variation in ability to achieve workout adherence, and the level of motivation achieved from participating in the challenge).
Following the over-whelming response and positive feedback we will be running more challenges in the future. So keep a look out! And there is no better way to ensure you get personally notified, than having a TrainAsONE account.
Look out for more challenges in the future!