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Weekly Newsletter 26 June 2018

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, a 15% discount code for Spartan Races in Australia, interesting articles, a date change for Down Under 135 and late addition the the calendar of the Winterfest Fun Run.

spartan race

From the 7km Sprint & 14km Super to the 21km Beast, Spartan Race has a race and a challenge for all fitness levels. Get ready to team up with mates, or go solo, and run through mud, swim over dams, leap over fires, & scramble over obstacles!

The world’s leading obstacle race series is coming to a city near you in 2018, and they have an offer for you! Exclusive to Running Calendar, Spartan Australia is taking 15% off all remaining 2018 races for a limited time only. Simply enter code AUSTRALIANSPARTAN at checkout to claim your discount (excludes kids race).


Interesting articles

Get faster by breathing better
Brian Dalek tried a rhythmic breathing technique, and snagged a PB. Find out more in this article at Runners World.

Five simple rules for better ultra race nutrition
Nutrition in races can be a bit hit and miss for most people, so Dan at Ultra168 has five simple rules for better race nutrition.

Stride efficiency: a tool for reducing foot problems
Physical therapist, coach, and ultrarunner Joe Uhan looks at running efficiency in this article at iRunFar, covering the how and why of blisters and toenail pain; two foot-killing stride habits; and reducing foot problems.

Workouts for trail runners that don't like workouts
This article at Trail Runner Magazine has four workouts that can improve different elements of your trail running without worrying too much about the details.

monthly prize draw & event discounts

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.

Find our more about membership here and sign up today!

Recently added and updated events

Recent updates
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.

Date changes/corrections
- Down Under 135 has changed from 12-14 April to 3-5 May 2019 due to planned burns and fire risks in April

Late additions
- Winterfest Fun Run in Port Adelaide on 8 July

Until next week

Have a great running week!