We have a mix of routes, with some on the road and some on the trail, and a few that mix the two. We try to mix it up!
Yourself and a friend or two! If it’s summer then sunscreen and sunglasses are always a good idea!
You don’t need any special gear to run with us but a running watch can help you keep the pace. Not all of our routes have water stops so a running pack or bottles can be a good idea too.
At the start of our group run we break into pace groups of 4:30/km through to 7:00/km at intervals of 30s. We call these runs LSR (long slow run) and you should aim to run at a slow conversational pace.
During the Sunday group run, most of us run with our keys on us. If you're running in one of the larger groups, you may be able to put your keys in someone else's running pack or car.
For now, we don't have a formal membership system. Join us on facebook at https://www.facebook.com/groups/metrorun.nz/ and come along next Sunday to our group run.
No, the group run is free and all are welcome. We may pass around a sheet to collect email addresses and emergency contact info.
Currently, you can join our club for free on Facebook and the Sunday group run will always be free. From time to time we may ask for a donation for equipment and for any training sessions a gold coin. We also have running shirts, but these are purchased at the time of printing independently to the club membership.
Prior to MetroRun, many of the club members were members of the Tempofit running community started by Hayden Shearman. MetroRun has taken over from Tempofit as a community driven endeavour to replace the paid training which is no longer offered.