Weekly Newsletter August 30th 2016
This week's newsletter has a Brooks running sale at Sportitude, interesting articles, a date change for the Sri Chinmoy Cherry Lake Christmas Run and late additions of the Moreton Mongrel Fun Run & Revesby Workers Fathers Day Fun Run.
Brooks running sale: Multibuy discount
Save up to 50% when you buy 1 pair of Brooks running shoes. Get a further discount when you buy more than 1 pair. This sale is on until September 12th. Shop now!
Ultra dash for Gash across India
Australian ultramarathon runner Samantha Gash has started her gruelling 3,800 km record run across India, in a bid to raise money for World Vision projects tackling barriers to quality education in India. Find out more in this article at Trail Runner Magazine.
10 amazing running moments at the Rio Olympics
The Rio Olympics are well and truly finished now, but the legacy of the XXXI Olympiad will live on forever by way of memorable highlights, record-setting performances and legendary athletes. Competitor.com presents 10 of the best running moments that should never be forgotten.
Meet the 86-year-old nun who takes on triathlons after church hours
Last week we had inspirational stories about 93 year old Ernie Andrus finishing his run across the USA & 66 year old Glen Avery who plans to complete 7 marathons on 7 continents in 7 days. This week we have Sister Madonna Buder who is known as the "Iron Nun" and has been running Ironman Triathlons for more than 30 years. She says "The only failure is not to try." Check out the video at PopSugar.
Q&A with obstacle racer Amelia Boon
Between her athletic prowess and her job as a corporate attorney for Apple, Amelia Boone is a quintessential competitor. The 32-year-old from San Jose, Calif ran her first Tough Mudder obstacle race in 2011 and was hooked. She won the World's Toughest Mudder in 2012, 2014 and 2015, was the Spartan Race World Champion in 2013 and more... Read the interview here at competitor.com
Run Larapinta: a rollercoaster ride
Nicki Letts and her partner Mat headed to the iconic Red Centre of Australia to take on the rough but rewarding run that is Run Larapinta, a multi day running adventure along the eponymous trail. Read her report here at Trail Run Magazine. Next year's Run Larapinta is from August 11th to 14th.
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.
Date changes & corrections
- Sri Chinmoy Cherry Lake Christmas Run in Melbourne has changed from December 11th to 18th
That's all for this week, so have a great running week!