This week's newsletter has interesting articles, date changes/corrections for RunningWorks Ultra Marathon, Chambers Challenge Mountain Run, and Lara Fun Run, discounts for premium members, and our Run Nation Film Festival competition.
For the Love of Mary
For the Love of Mary is a short film about 97-year-old George Etzweiler's race up Mount Washington and the woman who motivates him. On one of his training walks he says "I don't keep track of my heart rate; I have a pacemaker that takes care of that"! Watch the 6 minute short film here at Trail Runner Magazine.
Brisbane's "Poo Jogger" has been caught
Andrew Macintosh was charged with creating a public nuisance after neighbours banded together to catch the man they believed had fouled their property up to 30 times in a year. Find out more in this article at news.com.au; futher reading can be found at the Sydney Morning Herald: What is behind the phenomenon of 'poo jogging'
What it's like to run a 5K completely naked
Naomi Teeter participated in a naked 5K fun run and writes about the finish line experience "Hundreds of naked people applauded, and a camera snapped a picture as I awkwardly stood there in shock on a hot summer day at a nudist ranch. This was real life. My real life. How did I get here?" Find out how in this article at Delish, and what she took away from it.
A runner's guide to the Gold Coast
Professional triathlete Adam Gordon has put together a list of what he believes are five of the most majestic and beautiful runs on the Gold Coast. Check them out here at Destination Gold Coast.
We have a monthly prize draw for premium members. The next prize draw is on Monday 2 July for a double pass for each screening of the Run Nation Film Festival, which is at 23 locations across New Zealand & Australia. Enter the competition here. The prize is worth up to $60 and you'll have a very good chance of winning the double pass for the screening closest to you.
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.
- Chambers Challenge Mountain Run has changed from 17 June to 8 July
- RunningWorks Ultra Marathon has switched back from 28 to 27 October
- Lara Fun Run has changed from 4 November to 28 October
Have a great running week!