Ultimate Running Races
By HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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Discover the 500 biggest, strangest, most loved, and most extreme running races from around the world with one of the best running apps on the iTunes store
Apps for running are plentiful, but none gives such comprehensive details for each race. The Ultimate Running Races app allows you to plan your running year – from ultra running events, to sociable city runs – keep track of your times, and share your successes with your friends.
Compiled by world champion mountain runner Angela Mudge, along with contributions from some of the world’s leading runners including Kilian Jornet, Mara Yamauchi, Ryan Sandes and Jonathan Wyatt, the Ultimate Running Races app is destined to become one of the best running apps around.
Key features of the Ultimate Running Races app:
•Comprehensive list of 500 running races – including extreme running events - from 100 countries worldwide
•Search running races by month, country, distance, A-Z, and type
•Tick the races you have run, record your time and share via Facebook, Twitter or email
•Direct links to official race websites
•Key statistics for every race including distance, elevation and course record
•Location map and full race route where available
•Photographs that capture the spirit of each event
Race categories used in the Ultimate Running Races app:
• Cross country – experience the mud and the drama of the English cross country championships
• Mountain – run to the top of Mount Olympus in Greece
• Multi-terrain – get sweaty in Brazil completing the Jungle marathon
• Road – join thousands of others running marathons through the world’s greatest cities
• Snow – run a marathon to the North Pole
• Stage – compete as part of a team in the famous Ekiden relays in Japan
• Stair – catch the view from the top of the Empire State building
• Track – compete against Britain’s best in the famous British Milers Club races
• Trail – explore the ancient world whilst running on the Great Wall of China
• Ultra – challenge yourself in the heat of the Death Valley
We wish you good running. Good running apps are scarce but this one will take you to places you never expected to go.
Good selection of races
A good collection of runs that can be browsed by several categories. Unfortunately, in most cases, the categories return a lot of results. I'd like to filter results by more than one category, for example, off-road marathons in June. At present I can find either off-road races or marathons or races in June.
A small feature improvement would be to see my completed runs and the times I did them in a tidy list. It takes several taps to get to the time I ran for a particular race. It's also not currently possible to record more than one time for a race, if I happen to have run it more than once.
I would add an additional star to my rating for each of these items.
I love running
Really good app. Started going to the local 5k Parkrun a year ago after an achilles rupture and I now have the running bug, doing my first 10k next month. This app gives me an idea of what runs I might be doing a year from now. It confirms what I love about running, strikes me it's a friendly community with as much competitiveness as you want to take out of it, for me this helps me discover what's possible, I can mark the runs that interest me and get lost thinking I might one day do this or that race.
Also, am liking how I can save what times I've done a race in.
Ultimate Running Races
I received the book as a Christmas gift but came to learn of this app through Twitter. Much as I like the book, the app has some very clear advantages.
Firstly insofar as searches of races are concerned, the book contains a country index, a category index and a general index. However users of the app are additionally able to search for races by month and by distance.
Secondly, the app has the advantage of allowing users to identify their favourite races as well as recording times for races completed. The only caveat I would to this comment is the fact that the user only seems to be able to record one time against one race. In other words, it does not appear to allow a user to record two or more times for the completion of the same race on different occasions.
Thirdly, the maps and the links to official race websites are extremely useful.
This is a great app and well worth the money.
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- Category: Health & Fitness
- Released: 15 December 2011
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 68.5 MB
- Language: English
- Developer: Harper Collins Publishers Limited
- © HarperCollins Publishers Limited 2011
Compatibility: Requires iOS 3.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.