Weekly Newsletter May 6th 2015
This week's newsletter has interesting articles, a review of Safe Lace by Kieran Philip who won our recent NZ competition, and several postponements, cancellations and late additions to the running events calendar.
Why non-marathoners still need long runs
Runners World looks at why and how long runs can help you race better at any distance, starting by looking at Peter Snell whose coach Arthur Lydiard had him running 22 miles every weekend in order to perform well at 800m & 1500m track races. Read the article here
The rise of the FKT
I've always thought that FKT sounds a little like a swear word, even though I know it stands for "Fastest Known Time". Ultra168 looks at the rise in popularity of this non-event and how it can have a special allure that a regular race can't provide. Find out more here
Around the world in 80 races
Bored by a monotonous commute, Simon Messenger decided to harness his inner Jules Verne and tackle 80 runs around the world. From Kazakhstan to the Seychelles, he reports on his adventures so far here at The Guardian's Running Blog.
Safe Lace Review
Kieran Philip won our recent competition on the NZ version of this website for a pair of Safe Lace and had this to say about them: "As someone who is typically pretty slack at tying laces I was pretty stoked to be the recipient of the Safe Lace prize. I had never heard of them until seeing them on your site and think they are a such a handy wee tool.
"I gave them a pretty robust testing at a rogaine on the Pisa Range in Central Otago over the weekend. Conditions were less than ideal, with rain being a constant through much of the day. I was impressed with how well the Safe Laces performed.
"With my shoes becoming wet, muddy, bashed through tussocks and stresses on them while sidling around hills, over the 6 hours we were out and about I didn't have to stop and tie my laces once. Great result! I'm now looking to get some for my kids, they'll make great stocking stuffers and save me even more lace tying."
Check out the Safe Lace website for more information about this product. (Note that Safe Lace is an Australian product.)
To find out what's been recently updated, check the website homepage regularly. I include in this newsletter a list of the more important updates such as date changes, cancellations or late additions to the calendar. Late additions are events which will take place in the next two to three weeks and have only just been added to the website.
- Dirt Fest in Queensland has been re-scheduled from May 2nd to 23rd
- Mt Mee Classic in Dayboro, Queensland which was scheduled for May 3rd has been postponed; the new date is still to be confirmed.
- Adelaide 6 day / 48 hour events scheduled to start on September 26th & October 2nd 2015 have been cancelled
Have a great running week!