Add option to unmatch a Matched Run

Matched runs does sometimes match two runs which is not the same route. This may for instance be two runs, where one is running a technical single trail over a hill, where the other is running a gravel road along the foot of the hill. It makes no sense to match these two, and I would like to "unmatch" them. After being unmatched, preceding runs should match only the best match of these two, and thus detect whether I run over the hill or not.

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  • I was just about to submit a request that matched what Ole had submitted.  A couple of my runs have been matched when two of the nine runs are clearly longer (but along similar routes).  I would also like to have an option to remove these.

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  • It would also be great to unmatch outliers.  I have a situation where I have been a VI guide on my local parkrun and this took approximately 4x my usual time.  This has rendered the matched runs graph completely useless.  I don't want to remove the activiy from Strava but I would like to unmatch it to keep the graph functionality

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  • I agree, support the idea!

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  • I would also lie to unmatch runs. I ran a route today which was similar but nearly a mile shorter than a prior run and they have been matched. The earlier run was a better performance but the data is now skewed. Thanks.

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  • Can we report/flag an activity in order to be removed from a "matched run" group ? 

     

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  • Agree with all of the above. A 5k run today was matched to a previous 6.3k run, more than 20% of a difference, and the longer run included trail and beach sections, while the 5k was predominantly on road surfaces.

    I have read that there is no functionality to force a match between routes, but there is no info regarding a forced de-link of matched runs.

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  • +1 

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  • Manually unmatch, and manually match!  Our parkrun has two different routes (one of which is over a massive hill).  Strava somehow matches them.  Other times, you run a same route and Strava fails to match it with earlier runs of that route (today I had a little GPS drift so it didn't match, but I'd like to see the comparison based on overall time taken to run the route).

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  • completely agree, make matching optional at the users discretion. So far Strava has matched three runs that aren't the same route, what can I do to stop this? Right now nothing.

    It seems odd that we even have to ask for this, the user should be able to setup anything on here as optional, like the algo derived feed that can't be turned off. You guys are so proud of the most idiotic features.

    Users should be able to select chronological feed, route matching for runs etc. Again, that we're even having to complain about this tells me that the people doing the development aren't actually cyclists or runners.

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  • This is absolutely needed. As I increase reps around my local sports oval, Strava continues to match different length runs incorrectly. There needs to be a way to manually shuffle the matched runs apart.

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  • Let's be honest here, matched runs is ridiculous. It will attempt to match anything that allegedly has 20% or less deviation from the prior run? That's just awful, there's  20% margin of error for this? That's not even remotely something that runners will like at all.

    Here's an idea, that I think should be prioritized, give the person the option of turning run matching off!

    That's the only way to deal with this awful option. I don't know where it came from but I've run for 34 years and never have i ever wanted to have a software app match my runs. I have a Garmin, and that's what the device is for.

    Why is Strava's idea of a good thing always about taking something away from people?

    First chronological feed was lost to algo driven feed. (no option there to turn that off)

    Now it's the hideous matched runs (no option to turn that off either)

    As I've said before, I will never buy your premium product, and I know others have said and posted the same damn thing, until you restore the chrono feed (since life itself is chronological) and give people the option of turning off some of these awful in application extras that make no sense.

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  • I've found a workaround (i.e. not a fix) to break the matching, but it's a bit aggressive and I'm not entirely sure of all the ramifications...  Also this is a one-way action- you can't take it back. Also, a big W-A-R-N-I-N-G: You may lose any credit your specific run bought you towards the leaderboards or challenges.  This is according to Strava's support section for the category type I'm about to tell you about.  From what I can see, the change does not affect your personal metrics or freshness/fitness scores in any way.  If you're okay with all this read on.

    So, to give a bit of background into my efforts, I started playing with the different tagging options for each mismatched run (long run, workout, treadmill, etc.) but nothing broke the linkage.  At least nothing worked until I found the "virtual run" option.  This category seems to be geared towards treadmills, zwift, etc. but works fine to convert real-world road runs as well (as of today).  Basically, when you edit your run and tell Strava it was *actually* a virtual run, then Strava will take your word for it, break some links, and hand you back a virtual copy of your workout file.  The map, lap times, elevation gains, calories, etc. will all be intact. Other than the marking of my specific outing as a virtual run now, I can't tell the difference. That and the fact it no longer shows up in my matched runs as a fartlek outlier...  Oh, and as I said, there are no take-backs.  You cannot switch the virtual run back to a real-world run; I believe this is to prevent leaderboard hacking or something.  That this is even a concern is annoying... but it make sense.

    STEPS (see 1st paragraph for warnings, you've been warned):

    1. Go to *specific* run you wish to convert / remove as an outlier.

    *DO  NOT COMPLETE THIS ACTION UNDER THE MATCHED RUNS PAGE* (you will convert the whole group I think..)

    2. Click the pencil (Edit Activity) icon, and set the "Sport" drop-down to "Virtual Run"

    3. Wait while Strava does something in the background.  This actually takes a moment.

    4. Head to another previously matched run, select "Matched Runs" and enjoy your corrected graph.

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