Where and how we like to run…

Athletics Victoria has introduced a weekly poll to its website to gain an insight into visitor trends and what is and isn’t popular in the world of athletics and fitness.

The first three polls racked up 864 votes and asked questions about where you like to run, what shoes you last bought and do you use a fitness tracking devise.

The iconic Tan Track in Kings Domain topped the votes as Melbourne’s favourite recreational running spot with 96 of a total 206 votes.

Footwear giants Nike is the brand of choice with 108 of the 354 voters making them their last pair of purchased runners. It was a close call with Asics finishing second with 107 votes.

And, Garmin was the runaway winner when it comes to fitness tracking, receiving 157 of 304 votes. Interesting in third with 32 votes ‘none’ was selected.

Keep an eye out for this weeks poll.



What sort of fitness tracker do you use?

Answers Votes
None 32
Fitness Diary/Written 17
Fitbit 35
Garmin 157
Apple Watch 6
Phone App (Runkeeper, S Health, Apple Health etc) 14
Pedometer 1
TomTom 24
Moto 360 1
Suunto 9
Sony 1
Other 7
Total 304

Favourite Melbourne recreational running track?

Answers Votes
Albert Park Lake 68
The Tan 96
Princes Park 27
Beach Rd 15
Total 206

Last pair of running shoes you bought?

Answers Votes
Nike 108
Adidas 36
Mizuno 22
Asics 107
Skechers 4
Reebok 1
New Balance 35
Saucony 18
Other 23
Total 354