4. My Fitness Pal

While not exactly a running app, My Fitness Pal is a comprehensive tool that can track your run and your other workout and fitness goals such as strength training, including sets, reps, and weights. It’s also a great app if you want to lose weight with the largest food database of any Android calorie counter (over 2,000,000 foods). Price: Free.

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Top five running apps

Run like a pro with these top running apps, as recommended by Australian 10,000m record holder and Olympian, Ben St Lawrence.