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We are delighted to hit this historic landmark of 100,000 members and would like to thank each and every one for their support and enthusiasm.

Today The UK’s fastest growing website for runners, www.therunningbug.co.uk, hit its 100,000th member.

The Running Bug brings runners of all levels to a place where they can share their passion, get involved, be encouraged and encourage others to run more and enjoy their running.

The site provides a unique and comprehensive mix of social content, interactive tools, social and community features and commerce.

There is a planned roll out of exciting features and functionality as we look to continue to provide our members with the ultimate destination site for all things running.

Bug Miles also launched.
Its latest ‘social training’ site feature ‘Bug Miles’ is proving a phenomenal success.

Bug Miles provides members with a Twitter-Style approach to logging training and within a week 1,000 users have logged 7,500 miles and are commenting on each others runs as well as sharing on Facebook and Twitter.

The site displays league tables as well as giving the user access to their history of mileage and user comments.

Note from the Founder
“We are delighted to hit this historic landmark of 100,000 members and would like to thank each and every one for their support and enthusiasm.

Our objective behind The Bug is to get as many people running as we can and provide a fun, social environment to develop and share their passion with other like minded people whatever their running ability.

In doing so, we present a great opportunity for advertisers to deliver their message straight to the heart of a niche community and by association with great content and tools and position them as a thought leader and trusted source.

Our aim is to continue to develop innovative features and functionality to make running fun and rewarding.

Joe Mountain
Founder


About the Bug
‘The Bug’ is put together by an enthusiastic team of runners, experts and journalists and is led by energetic entrepreneurs with a proven track record in high growth online businesses.

Since launch in October 2010, over 1.4 million unique runners have visited the site.

The Running Bug is revolutionising the running space for advertisers, helping them to successfully transition their marketing activity from offline to exciting, engaging online campaigns which are delivering measurable ROI.

We are able to offer advertisers exciting integrated engagement opportunities with our niche, but mass market community, including all forms of display advertising, strategic sponsorship, advertorials, email integration and bespoke creative solutions.


Contacts

Founder
Joe Mountain, joe.mountain@therunningbug.co.uk

Editor
Fiona Bugler, fiona.bugler@therunningbug.co.uk

Tel: 020 7554 5675

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