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Old 2nd May 08, 08:27 PM
Pete GB Pete GB is offline
 
Question Distance Calculator

Hi Folks,

Having recently started running, I hope not to have to do too much road running. Can any one help me with finding a distance calculator, for off road routes? Preferably an online tool to apply to any where in the UK.

I have used Google Earth which is pretty usefull for road runs but doesn't appear to be able to cope with off road routes, which I much prefer.

Any help would be appreciated,

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Pete.

Last edited by Pete GB; 2nd May 08 at 08:28 PM.. Reason: spell check
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Old 2nd May 08, 10:04 PM
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mapmyrun can nearly do this but you will need to deselect the 'follow road' check box and you will also have to guess were the off road routes are, but if your mapping skills are OK, this shouldn't prove too difficult.

However, I too would be interested to see if anyone comes back with a better site.
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Old 3rd May 08, 04:28 AM
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Try this link http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/

Go to where you want and click on satellite. The just click on 'start recording' on the left and off you go! Zoom in as close as you can to make things easier. I had exactly the same problem as I run through country parks, etc, etc. I think its fairly accurate when I've compared it to road runs.
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Old 3rd May 08, 06:47 AM
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Try this link http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/

Go to where you want and click on satellite. The just click on 'start recording' on the left and off you go! Zoom in as close as you can to make things easier. I had exactly the same problem as I run through country parks, etc, etc. I think its fairly accurate when I've compared it to road runs.
I must be doing something wrong, when I click on start recording I cannot seem to be able to plot the route. Am I missing something (apart from marbles!)
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Old 3rd May 08, 07:33 AM
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Click on start recording, then move the cursor to the place you want to start from on the map. Then double click at each point along the route you require. let me know if you have anymore problems
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Old 3rd May 08, 10:34 AM
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Click on start recording, then move the cursor to the place you want to start from on the map. Then double click at each point along the route you require. let me know if you have anymore problems
Ahh, I knew it was something simple (me!). It was the double click I was missing.
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Old 5th May 08, 10:42 AM
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Most of the route mapping systems can do off-road stuff... just make sure you change the view from 'map' to 'satellite'
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Old 14th Feb 11, 06:45 AM
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I must be really thick, I can never work any of these things! Usually end up driving and checking mileage.
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Old 14th Feb 11, 08:18 AM
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www.bikehike.co.uk shows most footpaths
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Old 14th Feb 11, 08:18 AM
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mapmyrun it can be done off-road, i used it for regular routes as it is time consuming. i'd have the o/s map open with the footpaths on it. now i have a GPS I am finding this was pretty accurate compared to the GPS distance, to within a tenth of a mile.
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Old 15th Feb 11, 07:38 PM
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www.bikehike.co.uk shows most footpaths
I've never used these sites before, just worked it out on a map and with the aid of my car milometer, but have just tried them all and liked this one best. Turns out I'm doing half a mile more a day than I thought I was, hurrah!
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Old 14th Aug 11, 07:58 PM
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Hi, I`ve stumbled across this tool which I find pretty good http://www.walkjogrun.net/ you can plot runs pretty much anywhere
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Old 14th Aug 11, 09:05 PM
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I find goodrunguide.co.uk very easy to use.
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