This week's newsletter has interesting articles, discounts for premium members, and some cancellations, postponements and late additions to the running calendar.
New half marathon world record set
Kenya's Abraham Kiptum broke the men's half marathon world record at Sunday's race in Valencia, taking 5 seconds off the 8 year old record, and finishing in 58:18! Find out more at the IAAF website.
How to trail run: technique
As part of their "how to trail run" series, Trail Runner Magazine looks at running technique, covering foot strike (this in particular is excellent advice for all runners), stride dynmics, posture, arm swing and running uphills and downhills.
Be careful who you listen to
Online coach Ben Pulham looks at how much advice, both good and bad, is out there in our always connected online world and four things to consider when taking advice. Check it out here in his blog post on the Coached website.
How much is ageing really going to slow you down?
Runners World looks at a new study that suggests that our fitness declines much more gradually than we thought in this article.
An interesting point made is that as runners get older, they still want to set PBs but get discouraged and pessimistic as they get slower. In reality, they could be competing at a higher level than they were when they were younger, relative to their age.
Premium members 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!
You've got until tomorrow night to take advantage of the 10% off the Dinner Plain Mile High Trail Run, which is on 18 November, and check out the full list of discounts here.
Find out 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.
- Mountain Monarchs Fun Run/Walk scheduled for 18 November has been cancelled due to low ticket sales
- Greater Springfield Run For Life was postponed on 21 October due to flooding of the course; a new date is still to be set
- Women on the Run has been postponed from 2 December to 3 March
- Run the Dark in Brisbane, Melbourne & Sydney on 14 November
Have a great running week!