This week's newsletter has our monthly premium prize draw winner, interesting articles, a date change for the Mt Buller Mountain High Fun Run, postponement of Paws on the Path and late addition to the running calendar of the 65km for Cystic Fibrosis in Melbourne.
The winner of our monthly premium member prize draw is Gavin Le Roux who has won a Mix It Up 12 energy bar pack from At One Foods. Next month's prize is for a 12 month subscription to Run For Your Life Magazine. You need to be a premium member to be in to win - premium membership opens you up to additional features on the website, plus I'm currently working on getting event entry discounts for premium members. Find out more about membership here.
Roger Bannister dies aged 88
Roger Bannister, the British runner who acquired legendary status for being the first person to run a mile faster than four minutes in 1954, died on March 3rd in Oxford. Roger Robinson covers his life in detail in this article at Runners World, noting that Bannister spent the rest of his life politely denying that his sub-four was so significant, and assiduously created a career that he valued more highly, in medicine and neurological research.
Steve Moneghetti: Starting a training program
Beginning a running training program can be an equally daunting prospect for both elite athletes and novice runners. Four-time Olympian & Commonwealth Games gold medalist Steve Moneghetti writes that "my experience is that running is such an individual pursuit that no two people approach their physical training or mental preparation the same way". He talks about training programme in this article at the Gold Coast Marathon blog.
14 ultrarunners share how they pack their running bags
Looking to run your first ultra but don't know what to take or how to pack it? Then this article at MightyGoods is for you! 14 experience and champion ultrarunners share their tips about bags, things they bring other than the usual common stuff people bring, and some other dos and don'ts when it comes to running such long distances.
5 reasons why running makes you vomit
Unless you have ironclad guts, there’s a good chance you’ve thrown up thanks to running. Because vomiting is an unpleasant occurrence that doesn’t discriminate, knowing its possible causes is essential if you want to avoid regurgitating after (or during) a tough run. Megan Heizel talks about five reasons you might vomit in this article at Runners World, and what to do to avoid throwing up.
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.
- Mt Buller Mountain High Fun Run has changed from 1 April to 31 March
- Paws on the Path in Edmonton, Queensland has been postponed from 18 March to 21 October
- 65km for Cystic Fibrosis in Melbourne on 17 March
That's all for this week, so have a great running week!