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App that automatically shows you a route for a certain distance

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  • 20-08-2020 11:25am
    #1
    Registered Users Posts: 5,672 ✭✭✭


    Hi all,
    Does anyone know an app that shows you a 5k, 10k or whatever distance you set route which finishes back where you started.


    I'd love to stand at my door or anywhere I am and start running knowing that when I complete the route its as close to my set distance as is possible.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 12,849 ✭✭✭✭average_runner


    seannash wrote: »
    Hi all,
    Does anyone know an app that shows you a 5k, 10k or whatever distance you set route which finishes back where you started.


    I'd love to stand at my door or anywhere I am and start running knowing that when I complete the route its as close to my set distance as is possible.

    Look at mapmyrun or even google maps


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,982 ✭✭✭opus


    It's not an app but have a look at this post, checked & the website is still alive.


  • Registered Users Posts: 850 ✭✭✭Unthought Known


    If you have a Garmin watch you can use Garmin Connect to automatically create a looped course for your required distance.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,672 ✭✭✭seannash


    Look at mapmyrun or even google maps


    I've never seen this function in map my run but I'll look again


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,672 ✭✭✭seannash


    opus wrote: »
    It's not an app but have a look at this post, checked & the website is still alive.


    Its really good. I was hoping it would be an app at this stage but it doesn't appear to be


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  • Registered Users Posts: 604 ✭✭✭echancrure


    If you have a Garmin watch you can use Garmin Connect to automatically create a looped course for your required distance.

    Never seen this: how?


  • Registered Users Posts: 850 ✭✭✭Unthought Known


    echancrure wrote: »
    Never seen this: how?

    In the app go to:

    1. Training
    2. Courses
    3. Create Course
    4. Select course type (running/trail etc)
    5. Select Automatic
    6. Set your distance and direction and hit Next to open the map
    7. Select your starting point and the app will create a route for you.

    Can't say I've ever actually used this for a run, but if you like random routes it may be interesting.


  • Registered Users Posts: 27 Peemaccee


    This is so cool!

    It will drag me away from my normal loops.

    Thanks


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,340 ✭✭✭TFBubendorfer


    In the app go to:

    1. Training
    2. Courses
    3. Create Course
    4. Select course type (running/trail etc)
    5. Select Automatic
    6. Set your distance and direction and hit Next to open the map
    7. Select your starting point and the app will create a route for you.

    Can't say I've ever actually used this for a run, but if you like random routes it may be interesting.

    My Garmin is still quite new and I didn't know about this feature until now but I just played around with it a bit and this is seriously impressive!


  • Registered Users Posts: 19,504 ✭✭✭✭Krusty_Clown


    I've been using OnTheGomap for many years. It won't plot routes for you, but IMO is the best lightweight mapping tool for runners and cyclists. https://onthegomap.com/#/create


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