This week's newsletter has information about the new "saved searches" function on the website, interesting articles and cancellations of the Portsea Running Festival and South Canberra Relay For Life (the North Canberra event is still going ahead in March).
Our new "Saved Searches" function has just gone live
When you search for events, there is now a "Save This Search" button at the top and bottom of the search results. Click it, enter a name and then save the search. You can then return to your "Saved Searches" section of your profile to see the list of searches where you can run the search again, rename it, or delete it.
Searches made on both the New Zealand and Australian versions of the website will appear in your saved searches list, so be sure to give them a name which reflects which country or region the search is for if you look up events in both NZ and Australia.
We will shortly be adding the ability to have email notifications sent to you whenever events are added that match your saved search criteria.
Teen runner with the world at her feet
In March, 16 year old Keely Small ran 2.01.46 to become the world’s top-ranked female 800-metres runner under the age of 18 years. It has allowed her to look beyond the junior ranks and into major competitions such as next year's Commonwealth Games. Find out more in this article at City News.
8 ways to extend your long run endurance
Runners World has a list of 8 ways to extend your long run endurance and how to build endurance gradually and avoid injury in this article. Tips include slowing your pace, adding mileage gradually, and taking walking breaks.
The best walks in Sydney
Coastal walks, bush walks, historical walks and inner city ambles: there are many routes to choose from to discover Sydney from a new angle. Time Out has a list of ten favourite places to wander; and you can go run most of them too!
Eliud Kipchoge's full training log leading up to marathon world record attempt
The Sweat Elite team spent the month of August training alongside Eliud Kipchoge in the lead up to the Berlin Marathon (September 24) where he attempted to officially break the Marathon World Record. Eliud Kipchoge is the man who ran 2:00:25 at the Nike Sub2 Project in early May 2017. Check it out here.
To find out what's been recently updated, check the recent updates page regularly. I include in this newsletter a list of the more important updates (see below) such as date changes, cancellations, or late additions to the calendar. And check out the full calendar of upcoming events.
- Portsea Running Festival scheduled for 18 November was cancelled due to a family bereavement
- Relay For Life: South Canberra scheduled for 18 November has been cancelled; you can participate in the North Canberra event instead on 24 March
That's all for this week, so have a great running week!