After months of training with the help of his BlackBerry smartphone and the Runtastic Pro app, Neall Hards will be competing this weekend in the "World’s Toughest Mudder
" challenge. He will have his BlackBerry smartphone on-hand for the duration of the race - through mud, water and fire - tracking his progress throughout and getting timely words of encouragement to help pull through.
This extreme competition consists of an intense 24-hour obstacle course "designed to find the toughest man, woman, and 4-person team on the planet." Neall has been training for this ultimate test of strength with the help of his BlackBerry. Using the Runtastic Pro app
on his BlackBerry Bold, Neall leverages its GPS functionality to track his running distances, kilometer paces and time averages. The application uses a voice feature to ‘shout’ updates on his progress. Friends and family can also log onto his online Runtastic profile, track his progress and send virtual cheers of encouragement in near real-time.
Whether running to keep fit and healthy, practicing your favorite sport, training for a marathon, or putting yourself through intense challenges like Neall, the Runtastic app is a great option.
Be sure to download the Runtastic app
and send some words of encouragement
for this Tough Mudder!