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Sparkey5000
Sparkey500060minGraduate
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Following a bit of a discussion on here, I have created a Heath Unlocked running team to keep us all motivated and help support each other. It's free to join and the whole country's running efforts count no matter how small an individual contribution may be. It looks a fun, so hope you'll join in. You link up one of the various tracking devices you may use and that logs your running. It doesn't officially start until March when you are asked to log a qualifying 3km run in under 30 minutes.

app.runningworldcup.com/tea...

Happy Running Everyone - Go Team HU!!

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linda9389
linda9389Moderator

I've joined the team too! Just one thing to note - it does add you with the name you signed up to the Vitality challenge with. If that bothers anyone you can always change your Vitality profile to match your HU userid ๐Ÿ˜Š

Sparkey5000
Sparkey500060minGraduate
in reply to linda9389

It is funny seeing people drop into the team list that I don't recognise with their proper names :-)

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to Sparkey5000

I have the same problem with strava ๐Ÿคฃ

It wasn't so anonymous when it was just you and I ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to linda9389

My proper name is on strava but what I did do was I kept the same avatar ๐Ÿ˜Š

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10
in reply to linda9389

I don't think you should do that. The profile page states that you need to use a real name for verification purposes. Using the HU name may mean that your runs do not count.

I noticed this when I was about to change my name on the profile

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to RunaroundSue

Thanks for the heads up. Maybe I'll change it back again. In my case all I've done is truncate my surname, and I don't have my full name on my linked strava account either so at least the two match ๐Ÿ˜€.

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10
in reply to linda9389

I don't know really if it does matter. My Garmin name is similar to my Health Unlocked name but they both use the same email address (I use a separate one unlinked to any financial accounts for all running apps, or indeed anything where I want to reduce unnecessary personal data being harvested)

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10

I joined and why not ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

Grannyhugs
GrannyhugsGraduate10

Is this just counting distance not speed? I would want to slow things down ๐Ÿฅด

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Grannyhugs

Yes Grannytobe, all the runners in the uk distances are put together ๐Ÿ˜Š

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Buddy34

Hope this helps

runningworldcup.com/

Sparkey5000
Sparkey500060minGraduate
in reply to Grannyhugs

Please join us - speed does not matter - we will be an awesome team :-)

Iโ€™m in Team Health Unlocked ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™‚๏ธ

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10

Great, Iโ€™ve signed up! ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ‘

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to cheekychipmunks

I don't see you in the HU team Cheeky, are you sure you're signed up to the team?

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to linda9389

Argggh, did I do it wrong? Let me investigate ........

cheekychipmunks
cheekychipmunksGraduate10
in reply to linda9389

Sorted! No idea what I did earlier. ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™€๏ธ

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to cheekychipmunks

I don't know who most people are - yours was about the only name I expected to recognise ๐Ÿคฃ

jayval70
jayval70Graduate10

Iโ€™m in ๐Ÿ‘

linda9389
linda9389Moderator

Is this a UK team do you know? some HU members live elsewhere - is 'team' independent of country?

Sparkey5000
Sparkey500060minGraduate
in reply to linda9389

I think the team can be made up of different countries membership - but you do get a country flag next your name......be interesting to see if someone from outside the UK joins

So Iโ€™ll try and put France ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท

Runningroni
RunningroniGraduate10
in reply to Couchpotato2

I think you will need to edit your flag or you will be clocking up miles/kms for the French.

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Sparkey5000

If you are in the uk your runs count towards the UK. Where as Couchpotato runs will go towards France runs total ๐Ÿ˜Š

But surely we win as a team regardless of country?

Also how do you see the team from the app?

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Couchpotato2

The only way I get to see the team HU is by clicking the link Sparkey5000 put on and signing in and clicking on 'members' to see the list. But I'm sure there will be a different way ๐Ÿ˜Š

No thatโ€™s the same for me

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Couchpotato2

If you sign in to the running world cup 2020 . Then click on the 3 lines at the top right hand corner it will give you a list . Click on 'teams' and HU is there ๐Ÿ˜Š

Hmm no I still cant see it from the app. ๐Ÿ˜ค

But I can see it easily on web. Iโ€™ve checked and itโ€™s per country so I changed to Uk ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Couchpotato2

Just noticed you've got Couchpotato2 on the list . Did you change your name on the app you are using to track the runs

Gosh no but i attached to my strava account. Argh wont that work? Can you see any runs on it at the moment?

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Couchpotato2

Yes , go to the running world cup app click the three lines at the top right hand corner a list comes up and click on 'my runs'.

My runs are there

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Couchpotato2

No I can't see our team on the app either . Just see it when I type running world cup into google and sign in.

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Couchpotato2

If I'm correct your runs go towards your country . I'm not sure๐Ÿค”

Tkaye
TkayeGraduate10

Iโ€™m in, usually not a joiner inner but hey letโ€™s do this!

Sparkey5000
Sparkey500060minGraduate
in reply to Tkaye

I'm like that normally - but running and virtual teams are all good for me - glad to have you in the team :-)

Yeah that worked! I am on the team and representing France, just to try and get different countries in our team!

Sparkey5000
Sparkey500060minGraduate
in reply to Couchpotato2

That's fab - great to have as many countries as we can manage. I can see you on there too :-)

๐ŸI am joining in for sure. HU is already the best team ever..now the world will know ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽˆ

Smelliepoo
SmelliepooGraduate10

I have joined too, 11 already! Good on you sparkey! (I used to know an mc called sparkey! Takes me back!)

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSueGraduate10

Has anyone else noticed that there are t-shirts? :)

Coddfish
CoddfishGraduate10

Annoyingly it doesnโ€™t link runs from Runkeeper, which I have been using since I started running. I am somewhat loathe to switch to another tracker just for this.

I tried to do it with fitbit but it didnt work.

Sparkey5000
Sparkey500060minGraduate
in reply to Couchpotato2

Thatโ€™s odd Fitbit worked ok for me and my runs from the last week have syncโ€™d in.

Probably a temporary thing.

Coddfish
CoddfishGraduate10
in reply to Coddfish

So I have joined the team, but it wonโ€™t be collecting my runs unless they add in Runkeeper. I donโ€™t otherwise see a need to change tracker.

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to Coddfish

From the app, in the tracker section, you can suggest a tracker if it's not listed. I've sent a request for Runkeeper but I imagine the more people who request it the more likely they are to add it if they can so you might want to send the same request

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10
in reply to Coddfish

Thanks for posting this Coddfish. I also use Runkeeper, have used it for years and don't want to change running platforms. I'd love to join and get a Canadian flag on there but not unless Runkeeper can be used. I tried strava for a day a couple years ago and got some weird friend requests immediately that made me super uncomfortable so I deleted it and never went back on. Let me know if Runkeeper gets added and I'll be all over it!

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to SaskAlliecat

From the app, in the tracker section, you can suggest a tracker if it's not listed. I've sent a request for Runkeeper but I imagine the more people who request it the more likely they are to add it if they can so you might want to send the same request (though not sure why I'm telling you this with your Canadian flag ๐Ÿ˜)

SaskAlliecat
SaskAlliecatGraduate10
in reply to linda9389

Thanks Linda. Good to know. Iโ€™ll have to try that then

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to SaskAlliecat

I guess you would have to register with the challenge first tho, which is a bit backwards ways around ๐Ÿ˜

Coddfish
CoddfishGraduate10
in reply to linda9389

I have also requested it from in the app and emailed them.

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to Coddfish

They still haven't replied to me - nor to my chasing email!

Coddfish
CoddfishGraduate10
in reply to linda9389

Nor me. Never mind, I am a bit wary of making my routes and running times public anyway.

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to Coddfish

Mine are all over the place these days and (I think) I have the privacy zone set in strava as well. I start and stop recording after my wu/before my cd walk too.

PurpleFish59
PurpleFish59Graduate10

I have joined the team too! Thanks for setting it up ๐Ÿ˜€

Alissum
AlissumGraduate10

Iโ€™ve just joined the HU team ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿผโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™‚๏ธ

2718281
2718281Graduate10

I've just joined too!!

Trawa
TrawaGraduate10

I joined in too :)

Iโ€™ve joined. ๐Ÿ˜€ Thereโ€™ll be a whole new wave now the daily summary email has gone out.

Runsome
RunsomeGraduate10

great idea Iโ€™ve just joined ๐Ÿ‘

Fitwannabe
FitwannabeGraduate10

I have joined! I've linked my Garmin but I got a message about it not giving permission s, not sure what that's about. Does it automatically pick up all your runs in March or do I need to do something else?

Sparkey5000
Sparkey500060minGraduate
in reply to Fitwannabe

Have you done a run on in it in the last week? If so, you can see it logged in the My Run section and check if its working ok

Fitwannabe
FitwannabeGraduate10
in reply to Sparkey5000

Thanks, I'll try that.

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10

Iโ€™m in! Just need to get my foot sorted in the next 2 weeks now!

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to Sandie1961

How's it feeling now?

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10
in reply to linda9389

It hasnโ€™t got any worse but Iโ€™ve got an appointment with a sports physio at 8.30 tomorrow so hopefully will find out more. They didnโ€™t have any appointments until 3 March but when I said Iโ€™ve got a HM on 15 March she offered to see me before she officially starts. Not bad eh?

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to Sandie1961

Ahh that's really nice isn't it ... makes you feel like they care and will be keen to get you going in time. Good luck. Let us know how you get on ๐Ÿคž

Sandie1961
Sandie1961Graduate10
in reply to linda9389

Will do ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

Runningroni
RunningroniGraduate10

I have joined the team. I just need to do a bit more running now the wind has died down.

Newtsandfrogs
NewtsandfrogsGraduate10

Iโ€™m in, and just hoping Strava works ok as itโ€™s not app I usually use to tack my runs. Good luck to everyone, go team HU.

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Newtsandfrogs

If you sign in to running world cup 2020 and you can see your tracked runs

Newtsandfrogs
NewtsandfrogsGraduate10
in reply to Buddy34

Thanks Buddy, though Iโ€™m not sure Iโ€™m in Team HU yet as website keeps replying with error when I press the join team button.

Newtsandfrogs
NewtsandfrogsGraduate10
in reply to Buddy34

Hi at last it worked Iโ€™m in Team HU now too.

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Newtsandfrogs

Glad you got it to work ๐Ÿ‘

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Newtsandfrogs

We just don't know who is who now as it's all our proper names on the list ๐Ÿคฃ

All signed in and signed up ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ

BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate10

I signed up. I need motivation right now.

Sparkey5000
Sparkey500060minGraduate
in reply to BrianUK

Glad to have you on board and help you along :-)

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to BrianUK

I don't see you in the HU team BrianUK - unless you're using an alias. Did you use the link in this post from Sparkey5000?

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to linda9389

When you use for instance strava as your tracking evidence its using whatever name you have on there Linda. I'm Buddy34 on here but my actual name is on strava ๐Ÿ˜Š

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to Buddy34

It didn't use my strava name Buddy - it used the name I entered when I signed up to the Vitality cup (which was originally my full name, but I then edited). My strava name is similar to my HU id but slightly different, and my strava id is similar to both but slightly different.

I assumed the Vitality system used my email address to make the connection to my strava account.

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to linda9389

Oh I see I just assumed it used the strava name๐Ÿ˜Š

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to Buddy34

I'm pretty certain it's whatever you typed in to register to the cup, regardless of anything else. I can still see my runs so I know it has successfully linked to my strava account regardless of the different names.

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to linda9389

Yes I checked that also

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to linda9389

All everyone has to remember now to qualify your runs you need to complete a run of 3k in 30 minutes between 5th and the 11th of March

BrianUK
BrianUKGraduate10
in reply to linda9389

Iโ€™ll have another look. Maybe I pressed a wrong button.

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to BrianUK

It's therw now. Several people have said they're in but it turns out they don't show win the team. Not sure why it keeps happening, but it's definitely not just you!

Sparkey5000
Sparkey500060minGraduate

Wow - there are 40 of us already - Exciting......not quite sure what to expect, but least we are in it together :-)

Achy4days
Achy4daysGraduate10

Thanks for setting this up. I've joined the team and have changed my profile name from my real name to HU handle. Not sure if this will cause problem with syncing my run data over

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to Achy4days

I was going to contact them about this earlier ... but the chat thing said they'd gone home! I'll message them tomorrow so long as I don't forget!

Achy4days
Achy4daysGraduate10
in reply to linda9389

Thank you again Linda. Do keep us posted x

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to Achy4days

I've messaged, but no reply yet

Over62
Over62Graduate10

Just joined, looking forward to being part of this team too!

Emm8
Emm8Graduate10

I've just joined, should it be tracking my runs already as I'm not sure it is. I will check tho!

Sparkey5000
Sparkey500060minGraduate
in reply to Emm8

From the website version, when you are logged in.....If you go into "my Runs", click on your tracker and then it should show you the last runs - mine seems to have sync'd back as far as 11th Feb and I'm using a fitbit. So not sure if any of those factors make it unique - earning with you guys as we go along :-)

Emm8
Emm8Graduate10
in reply to Sparkey5000

I found it thank you. It seems to have synced back to when I joined up.

Tartancat
TartancatGraduate10

I'm in! Let's go win the world cup!

Sparkey, how can you see the team from the app? I dont seem to be able to and have to log in via rhe link here each time

Sparkey5000
Sparkey500060minGraduate
in reply to Couchpotato2

Hi - I don;t think you can (very annoying). I only get the option when logging into the proper website

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to Sparkey5000

I found the same thing so have been looking via the website too. The team is growing nicely ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜

Ambr456
Ambr456Graduate10

I'm in! I am doing JuJu's magic 10k plan at the moment so this will be added motivation.

Sparkey5000
Sparkey500060minGraduate
in reply to Ambr456

Me too so was hoping this would help me along a bit

Penguinita
PenguinitaGraduate10

Iโ€™ve just joined, not that I totally understand how it works! Iโ€™m on Week 7 of the magic plan and this should stop me from lapsing into laziness when it finishes. Thanks for setting up the team.

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Penguinita

All have to do is run and everyone's running is added together for each country. The country with the most tracked miles/km is the winner ๐Ÿ˜Š

sTrongFuse
sTrongFuseGraduate10

I'm in.

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10

Thanks for organising Sparkey, all joined up ๐Ÿฅฐ There was someone at our parkrun on Saturday wearing a Running World Cup top and I was quite curious about it.

Have fun everyone!

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to TailChaser

Did it look like a nice one? they do look nice online ๐Ÿ˜

Sparkey5000
Sparkey500060minGraduate
in reply to linda9389

I can see you are getting tempted by the merch!! We are a fickle lot us runners....the things we do for a nice T-shirt ๐Ÿคฃ

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10
in reply to linda9389

I wouldnโ€™t go out of my way for it but it did look a good quality wicking top. It was white with red writing on it. I donโ€™t do well with white, I tend to spill things over it ๐Ÿ™„

Sparkey5000
Sparkey500060minGraduate
in reply to TailChaser

Me too.....always admire those wearing white jeans and still looking smart at the end of the evening where as I am sure Iโ€™d look like Iโ€™d cleaned the floor and had a toddler sat on my knees eating chocolate buttons!!

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Sparkey5000

Whites not the best colour, my oldest daughter is 24 and she has a white superdry jacket. Let's just say you would think she had cleaned the street with it๐Ÿคฃ

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10
in reply to Buddy34

Oops! Superdry not Superwhite then?!

TailChaser
TailChaserGraduate10
in reply to Sparkey5000

๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ me too!!

I think I've joined the team!! ๐Ÿคž

Mum22boys
Mum22boys
in reply to Mum22boys

I apologise if someone's already asked this, is there a way of checking to make sure I've done it properly?

linda9389
linda9389Moderator
in reply to Mum22boys

You can't check the teams on the app. But if you use this link and sign into your account, then select 'teams' from the left hand side you can see all members in the HU team - if you're in app.runningworldcup.com/home! Alternatively just click the joining link in the post above - it just tells you you've already joined if it has already worked

Mum22boys
Mum22boys
in reply to linda9389

I don't think I was but I am now!!

Brian-P6
Brian-P6Graduate10

I've joined too, but can't see anything about teams (the Teams page gives nothing) hopefully they fix it tomorrow.

It sounds like fun!

Brian-P6
Brian-P6Graduate10
in reply to Brian-P6

It's there now, I spoke to soon, I'm there at the bottom :-)

Brian-P6
Brian-P6Graduate10
in reply to Brian-P6

I've added my HU name to the end of my first name in brackets so you all know who I am.

Sparkey5000
Sparkey500060minGraduate
in reply to Brian-P6

Great idea!

lexi6
lexi6Graduate10

Thank you for doing this Sparkey. Iโ€™ve joined the team and although I live in New Zealand am running for the UK, which is wear my heart is โค๏ธ I used my Strava name which is the same name I use on here. Go us!

Myfi
MyfiGraduate10

Hi Sparkey! Well I tried several times to sign up for this. Now it doesnโ€™t recognise my email. Then when I start all over again with new password itโ€™s telling me that itโ€™s already being used my email etc. So I cannot for the life of me make out whatโ€™s going on. ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐ŸคฏOne thing for sure Iโ€™m just not getting any further with this. Iโ€™ve got in touch with vitality a few times and their not very helpful. Shame ......I really wanted to join the team.

Will give it another go ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—x

Sparkey5000
Sparkey500060minGraduate
in reply to Myfi

Sorry to hear you are having problems....hope you get sorted soon and join us

Myfi
MyfiGraduate10

Hi sparkey me again.

Have just read terms and conditions. I wonโ€™t be able to do this after all as I donโ€™t have a smart phone or a smart watch ,which is a shame as I would have liked to do this never mind.

Good luck everyone else๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—

Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate10
in reply to Myfi

I believe you have a Garmin watch Myfi. That's one of the things on the running world cup list

Myfi
MyfiGraduate10

Yes I do have a Garmin ! Iโ€™m really twitty . I did not read all of the list correctly. Thank you Buddy youโ€™ve made my day! Now just have to try again to register.๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—x

Joined!!! ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

I'm in. I think.

Myfi
MyfiGraduate10

Joined๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿƒโ€โ™€๏ธ

I've joined too! Thank you Sparkey!

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