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A good distance tracking app?

Hi everyone! managed to complete week 3 successfully and start week 4 tonight - it looks like quite a big step up?! Can anyone recommend an iphone app that tracks the basics of the runs I've made - just distance really, I don't need an app with all the bells and whistles!

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I've used MapMyRun sometimes, but have mostly used RunKeeper - both are free, both track routes, distance, times etc. Both can do more, but don't have to. :)

Well done on completing the first three weeks - it's a step up, but you're ready for it! :)

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Thanks RainbowC - I'll give Runkeeper a go!

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I also use the basic version of Runkeeper. It does all I need. Well done for getting into this running lark!

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I use iSmoothRun - it's great because you can program in your own intervals. I've just done W3R1 having used this app for all the sessions so far - it tells me what speed I was doing each interval, and tracks a ton of stats. It also exports to all the other major sites (MapMyRun, RunKeeper, Strava)

iPhone only, but that works for me :) If you have an apple watch it also tracks your heart rate.

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Another vote for Runkeeper.

Just a small word of caution though. The GPS hardware in most smartphones isn't great and tends to be quite generous in terms of distances/speeds. The difference won't be huge though.

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Yes, I like Runkeeper, free but still has info about pace etc and you can take a photo to save with each run, or special runs as a lovely memory.

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I use Mapmyrun, free and does everything i need including call outs for distance and pace 👍🏼😀

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Thanks everyone for the helpful suggestions. I'm gonna try Runkeeper and see how that is. I'll try the others if I don't get on with it. Just back from W4R1 and it wasn't half as bad as I expected. A gentle jog smashed it!!! 😄

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I use Strava as I can use it for walking, running and cycling :)

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Well done on getting to week 4. I've been using Sportractive, it's another free one. It records a load of stats and you can choose what gets called out i.e distance, pace etc. I'm on W4 just now and really just wanted something to see the distance I'm covering. Seems there are quite a few out there to play with ;) x

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