This week's newsletter has interesting articles, information about our Run Nation Film Festival competition, postponement of Last One Standing and late addition of the West Met Cross Country Series events in June.
Mick Marshall’s eight deserts attempt for positive change
Ballarat endurance runner Mick Marshall is about to embark on a Guinness Book of World Record attempt for the most desert races run in a single year. The itinerary covers 1,436km of some of the most uninhabitable terrain in the world; including the deserts of Peru, Oman, Africa, India, the US and Australia. Ultra168 caught up with Mick in this interview.
Manchester runner's heart-shaped GPS tribute to Manchester attack victims
Nathan Rae ran for 18 hours tracing a 67-mile heart-shaped GPS tribute in memory of those who died in last year's Manchester Arena bombing. Find out more about this remarkable commemoration in this article at the BBC.
Wodonga athlete racks up around 80,000kms in last decade
Wodonga athlete Kevin Muller’s workmate challenged him to run a marathon in 2008 - around 80,000km ago! And, what's more, that maiden Melbourne marathon remains his worst experience!! Find out more in this article at The Border Mail.
Why the 5+ hour marathoner and the 14+ hour Ironman are my heroes
David Allison at Athlinks writes: "I"m a pretty fast guy for a non-elite runner ... [but] what I'm really amazed at are the people who work their asses off to break a 6-hour marathon or 15-hours in an Ironman - these are my endurance heroes!" Find out more in this blog post at Athlinks.
We have a monthly prize draw for premium members; the next prize draw will be on Monday July 2nd and there is a double pass to each venue at the Run Nation Film Festival up for grabs. There will be an entry form made available for premium members in the next couple of days and I'll send it out in next week's email newsletter.
Premium members also get access to discounts for a range of events in Australia & New Zealand. Enter enough discounted events and your membership pays for itself, as well as opening up a range of useful functions on the website. Check out the full list of discounts available here.
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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.
- Last One Standing in Box Hill has been postponed to summer 2019
- West Met Cross Country Series events in June
Have a great running week!