Get Running is a beginner’s running coach that talks. It’s available for iOS and Android.

Based on Josh Clark’s popular “Couch to 5K” plan, Get Running guides a new runner through a nine-week training plan. It’s designed to be simple and painless. Run three times a week, follow the voice instructions, and you’ll be able to run 5K (about 3 miles) by the end of the plan.

The iPhone version of Get Running has sold around 300,000 copies since it was released in 2009, topping the App Store’s “Health & Fitness” chart in several countries and collecting thousands of great reviews.

Splendid Things released Get Running for Android in July 2012, using the same high-quality audio samples as the original app, but rewriting everything else for Android, from the ground up.

About Splendid Things

Splendid Things is a small British company, founded in 2009 specifically to develop excellent mobile applications. Splendid Things often works in partnership with individuals and other small companies to create its apps.


For press enquiries, mail Bear in mind that Splendid Things is based in the United Kingdom, so we’re generally most responsive during GMT/BST working hours.

(For Get Running support, try our Support page.)

Get Running Features & Specifications

General Features

iOS Specifications

Android Specifications

Review Copies for the Press and Bloggers

We’re happy to give out copies of the app for review to the media, bloggers included. For iPhone, this is normally done with a promo code. For Android, because the Google Play Store doesn’t support promo codes, we’ll ask you to buy the app, and then refund your money immediately after the purchase (we’re working on a better way!)

Either way, just drop us a line and we’ll get back to you.

We practise ethical marketing. We believe in full disclosure, and we don’t place any restrictions on reviewers or reviews. Be honest, we can take it!

Get Running Icons

These Get Running icons are available for press use. The “stroked” version may work better against a light background.



Get Running Screen Shots

These Get Running screenshots are available for press use. Click for full-size images.

“Bare” Screenshots

Progress PathRun Clock

Screenshots with Apple iPhone 4S Image

Home Screen on the iPhone 4SRun Clock on the iPhone 4S

Screenshots with Android Nexus Image

Home Screen on the Nexus 4Run Clock on the Nexus 4


We have a nice little video demo of our Android version on YouTube:

Social Media

We tweet as @getrunningapp on Twitter.

Staff Bios

Benjohn Barnes

Benjohn Barnes

Get Running was created by Benjohn Barnes, founder of Splendid Things.

Benjohn began playing with computers when he was ten. His failure to find the off switch has been misinterpreted by friends and employers as “a career”. His play session was jarringly interrupted in 2007 with the discovered he no longer had a job.

Realising no one else had a job either, and his two sons under three were too young to go out busking, he thought building Get Running to see if anyone wanted to buy it would be a nice, low risk option. By improbably good fortune, lots of wonderful people did. The boys are in school now, and have a sister. They’re still not busking.

Benjohn is @benjohnbarnes on Twitter.

Matt Gibson

Matt Gibson

Matt Gibson has been programming since he first got his hands on a ZX81. He graduated from Warwick’s Computer Science course in the same year as Benjohn. He’s now a freelance programmer, and created the Android version of Get Running in partnership with Splendid Things.

Matt is @gothick on Twitter, for reasons that are too complicated to explain.