I'm new to this forum - hello everyone!
I wondered if I could get opinion on something that has happened on MapMyRun.
I've been using it for a few years and like it because I'm a geek :geek: and I like my courses and leaderboard, I find it spurs me on. I run in Chesterfield, Derbyshire, particularly in the Brampton area.
The other week I noticed that when I filtered the course leaderboard down to women, there was a runner listed as Stuart S on there - I checked and the photo clearly showed a young man. Further investigation revealed that he had listed himself in the 40-49 age group which is clearly wrong, if that was indeed a photo of him.
I alerted the support team at MapMyRun and they said they would investigate, as I had pointed out, the leaderboards were all to pot and Stuart S was forcing actual women runners to be lower down the leaderboard than they should be.
Several messages back and forth later, they've apparently solved the problem (whatever that means) but refuse to remove Stuart S's existing runs from the leaderboard. This means we will have to put up with him being there all year, messing up the rankings.
I think that Stuart S has contravened the rules of conduct that any organisation would expect, incorrectly inputting both his gender and his age.
Incorrectly listing one might be a mistake, but I think both shows this was deliberate.
In my opinion this would be adequate reason enough to remove him from the user list altogether, or at least reprimand him and remove all his recorded runs from the system as they are inaccurate as a result of his profile being incorrect.
I'd be interested to hear thoughts, particularly from anyone who has had a similar issue with MayMyRun or who is based in Chesterfield.
Thanks in advance!