Feeling inspired by the London Marathon? Here are some great new apps to get you active.
Last weekend saw 37,000 runners pounding the streets of London as they looked to complete 26.2 miles for charity, or just for the challenge. Over a million people went to support the race along the route, with many more on television, so if you were one of those, or are feeling inspired to get out and get fit, here are five great apps to help you on your way…
One of the most popular apps out there at the moment, RunKeeper currently boasts 28 million users worldwide. Allowing you to track and monitor your workouts, RunKeeper also offers support for cycling and hiking, using the GPS signal in your phone to provide a comprehensive overview of your route.
The app is also set up to work with a number of existing devices, including Garmin and Fitbit trackers, and lets you share your results online to get even more detailed reports.
As the name suggests, MapMyRun lets users track and upload their runs into a massive online database, which others can then take on and challenge. You can also track calorie count, elevation, and pace of a run, which can then be uploaded into a training programme to help you get up to your first 5k, 10k or marathon.
There is also a specialised separate MapMyRide app for cyclists, which offers a wider collection of routes and challenges, as well as the option to sync workouts to cycling-specific devices.