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    Ian Lang Friday 11 Mar 2016 20:25:48

    Thanks John, first proper race for over a year, so excited & apprehensive in equal measure!

    sorry no, there are no icons above the 'share this link' text.

    I'm running Chrome Version 49.0.2623.87 beta-m (64-bit) on Windows 7 Enterprise SP1

    ....... ok, problem solved.  AdBlock was preventing them from appearing, when I disabled that I could see them.

     

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    plotaroute admin   Friday 11 Mar 2016 19:59:22

    Hi Ian - thanks for the feedback.  You should see social sharing icons above where it says Share This Link - are they not there?  If you're not seeing these can you let me know what browser you are using please and I'll try to recreate the problem here.

    Just so everyone is aware, the challenge tracker is primarily for multi-day or long-distance challenges where you have the opportunty to stop and check-in - it doesn't support real-time tracking.  I would recommended bookmarking the check-in page for your challenge so you can quickly get to it on your mobile device, or perhaps add it to your home screen - this should make it quicker to do your position updates.

    Good luck with the marathon Ian.

    John

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    Ian Lang Friday 11 Mar 2016 19:16:19

    Hi John, looks like a nice feature!  I've just created a challenge for a trail marathon I'm running (well run/walk) next weekend.  Haven't noted anything untoward, except that the 'share this page' link is not active? The news item suggests it should be shareable, so am I missing something here or is this something you need to look at?

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    plotaroute admin   Wednesday 09 Mar 2016 11:15:52

    We are very excited to anncounce the launch of a major new feature on the site - a Challenge Tracker.

    If you're undertaking a long distance challenge, you can now use plotaroute.com to track and share your progress. When you create a new challenge, you'll get a dedicated Challenge Tracker page on plotaroute.com. On this page you can add a photo, provide information about your challenge, including a link to your own webiste if you have one, and show where you are on your challenge route map.

    Then share your Challenge Tracker page with anyone who wants to follow your progress and simply check in using our desktop or mobile site to update your position as often as you like.

    Challenge Tracker Example

    To see an example of a Challenge Tracker page, have a look at my Kilimanjaro for Cancer challenge page. This is a challenge I'm planning to undertake in September to raise money for a national cancer charity and a local hospice. If anyone would like to sponsor me and help to me raise money for these two wonderful causes please visit my Kilimanjaro for Cancer website, where you'll find further details about why I'm undertaking the challenge and the charities I'm supporting.

    Lastly, as this is a fairly major new feature, we've launched it as a BETA release at present. Please let us know via the forum if you spot any bugs.

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