Combined segments of run/walk/hike

I would like to see all walk, hike and run activities in one segment leaderboard. I find that what I class as a hike someone may call a walk and others may include this in a run activity. Perhaps these activity types (hike and walk) could be tags under 'run' or all three activity types could just be included in one compiled segment leaderboard with a filter if that is suitable.

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  • I totally support this.  Especially in the mountains, "hike" and "run" are pretty much synonymous.  The hike and run segments are nearly identical, yet depending on how a user decides to classify the segment, the fastest hike segment times could actually be a faster time than the run segment.  If this is the case there is really no need for duplication.

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  • I totally support this idea! As long as you just move on your feet, there's no need to divide activities into run, walk and hike.

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  • So that's why I had no segment match! I changed activity from walk to hike and got the segment match I wanted.

    So yes, please combine them. I did have a backpack so it was a fair segment match.

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  • I've just started using Strava. What a fantastic app! 

    Segments is the standout feature. However, after a week of using Strava and wondering why my hikes did not match existing segments I finally found out that a map segment is tied to a specific activity. I would submit that map data is independent of the activity ( hike, run, walk, etc. ).

    I guess the work around is have duplicate segments. This could also work a bit better if segment types ( run segment; hike segment, etc ) were rendered with a different color on the map. Having a filter for segment types would clean up duplicate map segments.

    Leaderboards would take into account a segment and activity type.

    An amazing app though.

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  • why no progress or response on this?  It puts blinders on the segment explore map, and some hiking times are better than runners up the same hills...

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  • A multiple choices checkbox with e.g. "Run", "Walk", "Swim" and "Other" on the leaderboard would be nice!

     

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  • Supporting this. Please respond to this idea. There is literally no difference in mechanics with running / hiking and athletes will only be able to use half the segments available.

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  • This is an odd and frustrating aspect of Strava.  I just noticed that a "hike" activity doesn't count towards a climbing challenge but if it's labeled a "run" it does.  Let alone run vs hike uphill segments.  What is the difference between a mountain run and a fast hike?  

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  • Only discovered this recently after years using the app. Sorry to be blunt, Strava - but this is really stupid! Where is the logic? I go for hikes walking most of the time, then running up a hill. How do I classify that? Walk, run or hike? Please change this, it makes no sense at all. Merge all the segments.

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  • Do Strava action any of these suggestions/requests. I have only been using strava a few months and every time I can’t seem to get something to work after a lot of trial and error and googling I eventually work out the issue. I usually then see if there is a work around and usually find half a dozen of these posts from 2-3years ago suggesting/requesting a fix, with no action or response. The two main issues I’ve experienced so far is.

    1. Combine Segment Types / separate the leader boards by type, or separate rankings like you currently have for gender, age, weight (it could be a summit only feature)

    2. Filters in segment explorer - distance, gradient, elevation gain. If you did 1. It would probably allow a number of duplicate segments to be deleted.

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  • Alternatively please, add "run-walk-run" type of activity 

    http://www.jeffgalloway.com/training/run-walk/

    In present, if I walk 10% of the time (cca 5% of the distance) my average pace and best efforts estimates are WAY wrong, because only "moving time" is taken into account. 

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  • i disagree trail runners tend to carry verry little kit that i see, they certainly dont have boots and quite often heavy rucksack with provisions. so in my opinion it would be unfair to class hiking and running as the same. yes i might run when hiking but with a lot more weight and boots on.

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