This week's newsletter has interesting articles, discounts for premium members and some date changes and late additions to the running calendar.
100 marathons in 100 days to raise awareness of the world's water crisis
Thirst founder and CEO, Australian Mina Guli ran the New York Marathon on November 4th, the first of a planned 100 in 100 days to raise awareness of the world's water crisis - without changes in behaviors and business practices, by 2030 demand for water will be 40 percent greater than supply. Find out more about her mission here at CNBC.
The communal art of foot racing
Every weekend, tens of thousands of people, line up at a start line to run a footrace. Why? Running and competing is such a historic and intrinsic part of our culture that we don’t often question it. This video by Salomon explores the meaning behind our competitive drive, how this translates to Ultra-Trail Running and why it is so important.
Dan at Ultra168 shares some tips for running in the summer heat: watch the water; what to wear; get steamy; get up early; play to the conditions; use your head; take your time; and look for shade. Read the tips in full here at his blog.
How to run iunjury free
Online coach Ben Pulham writes that he redently read that as many as 79% of runners are getting injured each year, and then talks about why runners get injured and how to run injury free. Check out the article and tips here at the Coached blog.
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!
The 5K Foam Fest is coming to Australia and we have a 10% discount code available for premium members: Melbourne on 1 December; Sydney on 15/16 December; Brisbane on 12 January; Perth on 26 January; Adelaide on 9 February; and East Melbourne on 16 February.
Check out the full list of discounts, 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.
- NEON Run in Melbourne was supposed to have been on last weeked, but was postponed in late October; the new date is 4 May and it will be Star Wars themed
- Coastal4Cancer has changed dates from 11 August to 28 July to avoid a clash with the SAARC Barossa Marathon Festival
- Bouddi Coastal Run has changed from 26 October to 2 November
- Terry Fox Run/Walk in Meadowbank, NSW on 25 November to raise money for the Children's Medical Research Institute
Have a great running week!