Feb 14

Does TrainAsONE provide race time predictions?

Category: FAQs

The TrainAsONE platform does not currently display a race time/pace predictions. Though it will shortly, so please keep reading.

Presently, the workout generated for your race is built to adhere to the goal target time you have entered into the system. For example, if you are running a 10km race with a target time of 50 minutes, the system will generate a workout with two steps. The first step being 50 minutes at 5:00 min/km pace, and the second an open-ended step to cater for recorded vs course distance discrepancy.

Traditional race time predictors are based on only one or a few data-points. Most commonly just your performance in a former race. These algorithms have been shown to be not very accurate, especially as the time since your former race and the distance of your upcoming race increase. Consequently, over the last couple of years we have been collecting data and performing novel research and development (R&D) in order to build our own Artificial Intelligent (AI) based race-time predictor.

The great news is that the first version of our novel race-time predictor has now been developed, demonstrating during our internal review to be more accurate than any published work that we have discovered. And additionally, and importantly, it does not rely on any previous races or data-tagging – it simply requires demographic data and access to your raw running history. We now have the development task of building our race-predictor into the live system. We plan to complete this as soon as possible, with a release before the end of 2022.

In the meantime, if you really would like a race prediction then please feel free to contact us using the in-app ‘ask a question’ feature. It is generally best to ask at the beginning of the week leading up to your race, as before then your taper can significantly affect the prediction.

Furthermore, the technology behind our race predictor is very exciting as will enable us to develop further extremely exciting and unique features.

About The Author

Dr. Sean Radford, the Founder & CEO of TrainAsONE, is a medical doctor, IT expert, coach and podium finisher in international endurance events. He has dedicated more than 20 years to the research of health, fitness and social well-being of the general population. He has been developing Artificially Intelligent (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) tools to help tackle some of the world’s leading health issues. Dr Radford is a Tech Ambassador for the UK, considered a leading expert in his field, and is a regular speaker at key events, as well as an author of numerous research publications.