Top 5 running apps for the new year

These apps will help you keep focused on your running goals for the year. Photo / iStock
These apps will help you keep focused on your running goals for the year. Photo / iStock

1. Runkeeper

Uses your phone's GPS to track distances and record your pace. You can download your favourite local running routes.

2. Runner's World Go

Keeps track of mileage clocked from your running shoes and is the perfect app for the first-time runner.

3. Strava

A great social app, this one lets you show your friends recent activities and lets you compete against them in challenges.

4. Map My Run

Perfect for exploring new running routes, this one is helpful for frequent flyers who might not be familiar with a city but need to run off that jetlag. It allows you to follow breadcrumbs back to your starting point on your screen.

5. PaceDJ

Scans your music playlist and creates a playlist based around the tempo of your running by breaking down all the songs by beats per minute. Genius.

- Canvas

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