Running route generator – does it exist?
Anyone know if there is such a thing as an online route generator that doesn’t track your existing route, but does the opposite (i.e. you tell it where you want to start from and how far you want to go and it handily gives you a route of exactly that distance)?
if there isn’t such a thing, there should be. someone make it please, if not. thanks.Posted 8 years ago
mapmyrunPosted 8 years ago
do they do it that way round? sorry if i’m being dim, i’ll check them out (assuming the second one exists!). thanks!Posted 8 years ago
i don’t think MMR does what i want – you can click through your entire route and it will save it/tell you how far it is. what i want is just to tell it where to start and how far and it to give me the route. you get me?Posted 8 years ago
Garmin connect will do this on road. Trailrunner if you have a Mac also does it.Posted 8 years ago
trailrunner being Mac software? any ideas if there’s a PC equivalent or online option?Posted 8 years ago
you want it to map you a route
circular, out and back, onroad, offroad, avoiding toll roads?Posted 8 years ago
yeah something like that!Posted 8 years ago
theflatboy – Member
i don’t think MMR does what i want – you can click through your entire route and it will save it/tell you how far it is. what i want is just to tell it where to start and how far and it to give me the route. you get me?
I’m sorry, but how on earth is that going to work?Posted 8 years ago
well sadly i’m no mapping/computer genius but it doesn’t sound complicated to me… 😕
if the gps in my car can work out the quickest route from edinburgh to london is it any harder to work out e.g. a 5 mile loop round roads starting from my house? (obviously give or take a few hundred metres).
i assumed it would be available somewhere already, hence the question.Posted 8 years ago
Can’t you just use something like Gmaps Pedometer and create your own route?
you get a running total as you go along so isn’t difficult at all to tailor the distancePosted 8 years ago
yep but i’m too lazy/unimaginative. ironic, isn’t it? 😆Posted 8 years ago
(a) Choose your start point.Posted 8 years ago
(b) Work out how far you want to run.
(c) Run for exactly half that distance
(d) Turn around
(e) Run back to the start
hehe, that is obviously true as well. i’m more thinking that with the prospect of a marathon in my mind, the thought of doing endless training runs would be made simpler if i can just get a generated 14 mile route and set off!Posted 8 years ago
If you go on to mapmyrun, you can search for routes other folk have done. Put in a locality and it’ll list them.Posted 8 years ago
Just use endomondo to map it our before you go. It uses G Earth so you can plot it all out then it can obviously record it for you.
As druidh says, i used to just run out t a point say 4 miles away and then run back. 8 miles bosh.
Other tip – run to work. You presumably will know how far that is.Posted 8 years ago
i’ll give that a shot, cheers. though i still think my idea should exist!Posted 8 years ago
For a 10 mile run from home, part of the suggested route was 4 miles of dual carriagewayPosted 8 years ago
did you select it on walk mode of transport and avoid highways on the right?Posted 8 years ago
Yes to both
It also seems to always want me to do a loop to the East of home no matter how many times I ask for a new route.Posted 8 years ago
I usually tend to go West as it misses the dual carriageway 🙂
ah right. it’s a bit shit then. 😆Posted 8 years ago
It’s taken you nearly a year to come up with that and it fails – I’m disappointed 😉Posted 8 years ago
i was searching for the same thing again and both that and this thread were in the top few googly results 😆Posted 8 years ago
IIRC the latest garmin bike computer has got a ‘I feel lucky’ function which does what you want.Posted 8 years ago
Not that this is much help to you. 😀
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