This week's newsletter has interesting articles, a new discount code for premium members, cancellation of the Roki Road Challenge, some date changes for Adventure Sport NQ's Urban Navigation Series and late additions of Walking Home in Geelong & the Australian Masters Athletics Half-Marathon Championships.
Woman on the trail at night
Victorian runner Tash Sekulic highlights the thoughts and feelings she considers and deals with when running as a woman at night, ones that she shouldn't have to. Read the article here at Ultra168.
Why stair-climbing is good for runners
The plyometric motion from stair-climbing strengthens the same muscles as lunges and squats, and taxes your lungs and heart as you power to the top. Find out more in this article at Runners World and chekc out the Sydney Tower Stair Challenge (10% discount for premium members - see below) and the Eureka Climb if you want to enter an actual stair climb event!
A guide to multi-stage racing
Dan at Ultra168 shares his tips for multi-day stage races in this article. There are a number of these around the world and several in Australia. Check out the list of multi day races here.
Stray dog awarded half marathon finishers medal
A stray dog has won over the hearts of a community after it spontaneously completed a half-marathon alongside human competitors in outback Western Australia. Find out more in this article at ABC News.
Premium members get discounts to several events. The most recently added discount is for the Sydney Tower Stair Challenge on 26 August; premium members get 10% off.
See the other discounts available here and find our more about membership here and sign up today!
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.
- This Sunday's Roki Road Beach Challenge has been cancelled
- Changed/corrected a couple of dates in Adventure Sport NQ's Urban Navigation Series: the Edge Hill event is on 9 August & St Andrews Catholic College on 16 August
- Walking Home in Geelong this Saturday (entry closes tomorrow at 5pm)
- Australian Masters Athletics Half-Marathon Championships on 19 August
Have a great running week!