Samsung releases dedicated training app for Run Dublin @ Night entrants

19 Mar 2013

For the second annual Run Dublin @ Night event, Samsung IT and Mobile Ireland have created an app especially for the race entrants to help them train and prepare for the 10km challenge.

There’s just less than six weeks to go until Run Dublin @ Night shuts down roads in Dublin’s city centre from 9pm on Sunday, 28 April, and the Samsung Run app aims to ensure participants come prepared.

The specially created training app helps users discover running routes nearby with hundreds of race routes around the country mapped out, including the route for the Dublin event. It can also track users’ runs and record their training in a personal log.

Race ambassadors Bryan Cullen, Dublin GAA footballer, and Ailís McSweeney, Irish 100m sprint record holder, have provided training tips for the app, which also links to the Run Dublin @ Night blog.

The very first Run Dublin @ Night event took place last year with 10,000 entrants and and was won by Barry Minnock, who completed the route in 31 minutes and 19 seconds. He was followed less than 10 minutes later by the first female to cross the finish line, Patricia Wodarcyzk, at 40 minutes and one second.

The Samsung Run app is available for Android users (of course) via Google Play.

Elaine Burke is the host of For Tech’s Sake, a co-production from Silicon Republic and The HeadStuff Podcast Network. She was previously the editor of Silicon Republic.