Congratulations to Mike Sampson winner of our Fuelbelt 3-belt hydration system. We announced Mike as the winner on Episode 23 of the 10 Minute Marathon Podcast.
On August 1st, we decided to close our forum and move to Facebook as the primary platform of communication, sharing, and networking across the MTP community. We have had an active community page there for some time and it is growing and thriving. The existing forum was struggling at best. Just like in marathon training, if something isn’t working, look for the cause and try something else. Therefore, I have decided to close down the forum and let Facebook do what it does best.
This desire was made by many of the members in the community via a survey that strongly indicated that you wanted easier access to a community without having to remember yet another login id and password. Creating and running a successful forum in the day and age of modern social media, is difficult at best. Forums in our opinion are just dying out. Community members felt that many were on Facebook already and that interaction would be increased as Facebook has already become a part of their communication with friends and family and makes it easy to share stuff like comments, pictures, experiences, and so on.
I am very active on our Facebook page and I try to answer as many posts, questions, and meet as many of you as I can there. I know a few of you may not be on Facebook, nor want to be, so for those of you I apologize for any inconvenience. You can still reach out to other members via blog post commenting, or email me using any of the contact methods on the site.
If you have not joined our Facebook page, I highly recommend it. I share things there that I do not share on the website, or via the marathon training podcasts. I hope to see you soon!