Hi - I am doing the marlborough downs run on May 12th and wondered about using my smart phone to navigate - can anyone recommend any apps that are good for this? I have runkeeper which seemed ok for recording distance and pace etc, but if I could download a route and then get directions it would be great?? I think I would take the old fashioned bit of paper with me too but feel like I should get with the technology....
ps one thats good also for biking would be perfect - might save me the cost of buying a proper garmin edge
Still thinking about dipping a toe in the world of ultra, back running again after injury trying to ramp up too fast for Thames trot...just back from a Lovely week on the isle of wight running on the downs, totalled maybe 70-80 k with long run of 22 k (felt like 30 with all the up!). Soo. Wondering about the round rhe island two day event in early june... Too much too soon probably... Has anyone done it? Maybe september (or next year) might be more realistic... Loving running again though
Jane, just email the organisers of your local race, or one you fancy helping at. I have done a couple now as have been injured of late and its good fun. A little bittersweet but worth giving something back.
The volunteers, marshalls and spectators at both ironmen i did have been so amazing, influential, uplifting, its made HUGE difference on the day. From the lady who peeled my wetsuit off my hypothermic body to the dude who put a blanket over my shoulders at the finish - i can well up just thinking about how lovely those people were! I always make a point of writing and thanking, and also saying thanks on the day to those on the road side. And smiling at them.