Yog is a new iOS app to combat the loneliness of the long-distance runner by allowing joggers around the world to run with their virtual friends.

Users can schedule runs with friends via Facebook, Twitter, SMS and email, specifying how long the run will be and when it will take place.

When they then set off on the run, audio notifications and a social run map tracking how far everyone has run will, according to Yog, make them feel like that are “running right next to others”. They can also join runs scheduled by other users around the world.