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But doesn't Strava already do leaderboards?

New. Improved. Leaderboards.

Do you find that Strava leaderboards are OK, but they are missing something? They don't show everything that you want to see, and their weekly reset makes them too transient? Remembering to review the leaderboard after each activity is too much hassle?

That's what we thought, so we decided to make our own.

How Does ChaseTheLadder Work?

You sign up to ChaseTheLadder via Strava. You upload your activities to Strava. Strava notifies ChaseTheLadder. ChaseTheLadder creates the leaderboards of the Strava clubs you are a member of.

A summary is sent to you via email on how your ranking has changed, as well as links to the detailed leaderboards.


  • Automatic update on Strava of summary info for an activity
  • Receive an email after each activity showing how your ranking has changed
  • A rolling 4 week leaderboard, it never ends, it's always up to date
  • This month's leaderboard
  • This year's leaderboard
  • Additional metrics not on the Strava leaderboards
  • And it is 100% free

The updates to your Strava activities is a summary as shown below which is added to the description of the activity. We DO NOT modify any activity data, and we DO NOT overwrite and description that may already be there.

The indicators on the summary show if the current activity was above or below your 4 week average for this activity type.

You can stop and start the Strava updates at any time - but we do need permission update your Strava activity, find out more when you click to sign up.

The email provides a summary extract of the ChaseTheLadder leaderboard for each of your Strava clubs. You can see how your ranking has changed since your last activity - as others move up or down around you. You also see who is just above you - close the gap, and how is just below you - make that gap wider.

The email includes a link to the full leaderboard for your current activity. For the multi-discipline athletes you can quickly switch to see how you compare in other disciplines.

You can choose how often to receive emails.

Which Activities Are Covered?

ChaseTheLadder is perfect for all runners, cyclists, swimmers, rowers, walkers and hikers. And we also include data for virtual rides and runs. If you want to make sure that you are putting in the training effort then you have come to the right place.

How Are Athletes Ranked?

The default leaderboard summarises the last 4 weeks and is changing every minute. Every leaderboard has these columns, each of which is sortable:

  • Athlete - sorted by surname
  • Number of Activities
  • Total Distance
  • Longest Activity Distance
  • Average Distance per Activity
  • Average Speed (cycling) or Pace (running, swimming, walking, hiking)
  • Total Climb
  • Average Gradient
  • PRs - Personal Records achieved
  • Energy - Total kWh over 4 weeks (cycling only)
  • Power - Weighted Average Power (cycling only)
  • Cadence (cycling only)
  • Total Moving Time

Note that speed/pace and average gradient are only calculated if you have completed a certain distance in the last 4 weeks.

This Month, Last Month, Year-to-Date, All Time

Although we focus on the rolling 4 week leaderboard - because that keeps you on your toes, it never ends - we also provide leaderboards for any month that you have been active on Strava.

And that's not all, we provide leaderboards for every year you have been active on Strava, as well as this year - so you can see how well you are progressing on your annual target.

Which also means there is the super leaderboard - ALL your activities on Strava are aggregated into a single leaderboard!

Metric or Imperial?

Your Strava preference is used to determine the default measurement units for the leaderboard. But you can switch between metric and Imperial measures whenever you are viewing a leaderboard.

Note that swimming pace is measured as mins:secs per 100m (100 metres) even if Imperial measures are chosen.

Sign Up Here!

If you think ChaseTheLadder is for you, and you've read the privacy notices, then click to Connect with STRAVA.

Connect with STRAVA

Sign Up Here!

If you think ChaseTheLadder is for you, and you've read the privacy notices, then click to Connect with STRAVA.

Connect with STRAVA


Your privacy is important to us.

A leaderboard, by definition, is a list of names ranked in order. This means that if you sign up to ChaseTheLadder your name - and a link to your Strava profile - may appear on various leaderboards. If you are uncomfortable with this then ChaseTheLadder isn't for you. Please don't sign up.

And we don't do cookies. No Google, no Facebook, none. If you do find something odd please do tell us!

Get Your Club Widget

Get in touch and we can set up a widget like this for your club!

More on Privacy

We source our data from Strava, summarise it, and then report it via the leaderboards. No specific activity data is published.

If you create a private activity - Strava doesn't notify us.

If you update an activity to be private - Strava notifies us to delete it, and we do. Immediately.

Leaving :(

If you no longer wish to receive leaderboard updates, or don't want to be included in leaderboards then it's easy to do.

Log in to, then Settings->My Apps->ChaseTheLadder->Revoke Access.

All your ChaseTheLadder data will be deleted.