Ode to the “Kilometre-effort”
Visualise races based on their ‘effort-kilometers’ - a measure of cumulative distance and elevation. Click on a triangle to see the details of a race.
How do you measure a race effort? Was my race more difficult than yours? Do I deserve to brag more about my 100 miler than about your 100 miler? Our creative director Julie Freeman is Swiss. "When I moved to England, I had no idea that the concept of 'effort-kilometre' is not universal." In Switzerland, it is used to measure a route's 'effort' by combining its distance with its positive elevation. Although very simplistic, the resulting measure correlates quite nicely to the race's course record.