Weekly Newsletter June 15th 2016
This week's newsletter has interesting articles, an offer from Australian Unity to get free entry to two approved running events, 25% off books at Human Kinetics, and the new date for the Georges River Festival of the Feet, which was postponed due to the terrible recent weather.
Run into the new financial year and beyond with Unity
Join Australian Unity by June 30th on an eligible cover, and they'll pay the entry fee for two approved running events. Call 1800 331 289 with the promo code "TeamAU" or go to www.teamaustralianunity.com.au to find out more.
25% off books
Human Kinetics are pleased to offer Australian Running Calendar newsletter subscribers 25% off most products. Simply join Human Kinetics Rewards for free here www.humankinetics.com/rewards and enter the promo code RUN25.
Four myths about ultra running that you need to know
The four myths are: training for an ultramarathon demands high volume and time; you need mountains to properly train for an ultramarathon; you have to be freakishly talented to run an ultramarathon; I would never be able to finish in time. Find out more in this article at Suunto.com.
Brendan Davies tackles Comrades and blitzes field
Long distance runner Brendan Davies from Woodford was the first Australian home in the Comrades Marathon - considered the most competitive ultra marathon event in the world - held in South Africa late last month. He placed 19th, finishing the gruelling 89km course in 5 hours 53 seconds, ranking him the second fastest Australian of all time. Find out more in this article at Blue Mountains Gazette.
Three things I learned from running five marathons
Justin Pang writes: "This year I completed my fifth marathon at the Virgin Money London Marathon.... Over the last five years, I crossed the chasm from being a casual runner who ran 5 kilometers one time a week to a serious runner who routinely runs 70 miles a week while holding down a full-time job." Find out more in this article at Good People Run.
7 things to know about GPS watches
GPS watches are so much cooler and nicer looking compared with when I first bought one (#1 was a very big n ugly Garmin Forerunner 201; #2 a smaller but still ugly 310XT; and now #3 is a lovely Fenix 3 that I can wear all the time). This article at competitor.com has a look at some of the features of the more recent GPS devices.
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. And don't forget to check the calendar page for a complete list of upcoming events.
Postponements & cancellations
- The Georges River Festival of the Feet, which was postponed due to the terrible recent weather, has been re-scheduled to July 17th
That's all for this week, so have a great running week!