ways to run or walk a city – gps art

There is a fun alternative for Ricky Gates’ original, but also extremely difficult to replicate ‘project’ (unless one is a full time runner or walker), and a creative one at that: GPS art. What I most like about this city thing is that it is bound to lure you into exploring your living environment without any regard to how interesting, scenic (or whatever else makes you normally tick) it is, or better phrased: you expect/think it to be.

SOURCE: https://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/a32433537/strava-art/

The article that I lifted the above examples from has some tips for those wanting to try this. The art form itself is older than its use by pedestrians, but for obvious reason is still a recent invention. A nice collection can be found here.

It seems to be a bit of a hype in these covid-19 days, but who cares. As long as it makes you hit the streets and enjoy being out in your own backyard. Even the Eindhoven region has become a canvas.

SOURCE: https://www.facebook.com/SquadraVeloce/posts/afgelopen-week-zijn-de-squadranen-creatief-uitgedaagd-met-een-strava-art-challen/2942595642446372/

Seems to me that only the surface of this pastime has been scratched. Creativity and dedication should be able to take it to new levels.

The longer the distance the more scope for intricate designs so the art is especially popular with ultrarunners and cyclists but any form of movement (walking, swimming, skating, whatever) opens the doors.


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