I've just read about this App in Runner's World and it seems such a good idea that I thought I should share the link with you all. At present it is available for Android phones but will soon be available for iPhones.
I know a lot of us run alone and sometimes maybe in remote places. This app allows nominated friends to monitor your location and track you until you're safely back home. It sends them a red alert if you are in trouble and an amber one if you are feeling uneasy. For £9.99 a year you can allow up to 4 people to be able to track you.
Having got a bit lost during my run today, I think this App could be invaluable and, particularly as the days grow shorter and I'll be doing more running in the dark, I think I'll certainly be investing in it. I'll probably also get it for my teenage son - them I just have to train him to have his phone switched on and not to keep leaving it in daft places
Anyway, here's the link: