1 November 2015

Auckland Marathon Community

The perfect place to meet other runners

Welcome to the Auckland Marathon community page. If you want to meet other runners and fundraisers, get help and support with your training, and read healthy living articles, you’re in luck. We've teamed up with our online partners realbuzz.com to give our runners the perfect running community to get involved in.

Want to know more? Here’s just some of the great features you'll find on realbuzz.com:

Route planner

Use the realbuzz.com route planner to plan and track all of your training routes in the lead up to the marathon. If you're looking for new routes to incorporate into your training, you can check out the thousands of routes that have been added by other users on the interactive map. Plotting a route will give you an accurate reading of its distance, allowing you to easily track how far you’ve run in preparation for the race.

Training centre

There's no getting around it: training for a marathon is tough. Luckily, help is at hand. realbuzz.com is packed full of tools to make your training as simple and effective as possible. Before you even run a step, it's a good idea to use the self-assessment tool. By answering a few simple questions about yourself you’ll be able to find out your current fitness level, which is a great starting point for your training.

After that you'll be spoilt for choice. From the easy to use pace tools that will help you work out the pacing of your training, to the handy weight tracker and training calendar, you’re sure to find something that will boost your training capabilities.

Running training blogs

There's no better way of tracking and recording your training than writing a running blog. By using the realbuzz blog tool you can write your very own training blog completely free of charge, and share it with your friends, family, and fellow runners. Anyone who is interested in your blog will be able follow it and receive email alerts whenever you write a new post. You can add photos, videos and running routes to your blog posts, so you’ll be free to customise them however you please.

As well as writing your own blog, you can read and comment on the training blogs of your fellow users. Reading about the training progress of others is always a great source of motivation, and you might even pick up a few tips along the way.

Healthy living forums

Find your motivation is lacking, or you've got a running question you can’t find the answer to? Head to the realbuzz.com forums. They're the perfect place to meet your fellow runners, pick up training tips, and find inspiration throughout your marathon journey

You'll find a huge variety of topics covered in the forum threads, and if you don’t see the discussion you’re looking for, you're welcome to start your own. If there’s a thread you’re particularly interested in, you can subscribe to it and receive email updates whenever new posts are added.

Auckland Marathon Group

Join our official Group on realbuzz.com and you'll be able to receive regular updates about the race and tips for your training. Here you’ll be able to meet fellow Auckland Marathoners, and share training tips and advice.

So, if you want to become part of the active and exciting Auckland Marathon community, what are you waiting for? Sign up to realbuzz.com and get involved; we'll see you there.

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