ChaseTheLadder: your personal Strava leaderboard

ChaseTheLadder (beta)

ChaseTheLadder keeps you up to date on your Strava performance after each activity.

Currently we monitor your recent (last 4 weeks) distance and climbing progress for cycling, running and swimming (distance only).

NOTE: In Strava terms that means only those activities recorded as Ride, Run or Swim. No other activity is analysed at this time

As more of your Strava friends and Strava club members sign up to ChaseTheLadder you will receive reports comparing your progress to theirs.

ChaseTheLadder aims to motivate you to get out there one more time to chase down the person above you, or to increase the gap to the person below you.

You'll also get to see the average distance and average climb that others do, giving you an insight of what it might take to get to the top.

How ChaseTheLadder works.

You run or ride and upload to Strava.

Strava automatically notifies ChaseTheLadder with information about your latest activity.

ChaseTheLadder then updates your Strava progress, and then sends a report to you by email.

We need you to sign up to ChaseTheLadder so that Strava knows to notify us when you have completed an activity.

This is done in a secure manner, we never get to see your passwords. The security is handled by Strava servers in the background.

You can revoke ChaseTheLadder's access at any time from within Strava. Each email we send you gives instructions on how to do this.

Things to be aware of...

We will wait around 1 hour after your activity has been uploaded to Strava before sending you the latest report. This is so you can adjust the Strava activity e.g. add a title and description, or you could decide to delete an activity that has been uploaded in error.

The ChaseTheLadder club leaderboards will only report on those athletes who have signed up to ChaseTheLadder - so there may be differences compared to the official Strava leaderboard.

Note also that you may complete an activity and then find that you have moved DOWN the leaderboard, this happens when others around you have gone even further than you since your previous activity and so they have overtaken you. You'll have to get out there and try harder!