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Weekly Newsletter 18 December 2018

The last weekly newsletter for 2018 has information about the Great Vic Bike Ride, interesting articles, discounts for premium members, a date change for the Greater Springfield Marathon Festival and late addition of the Albie Thomas Mile on Saturday. The weekly newsletter will return on 15 January.

Great Vic Bike Ride

Did you hear the news? Next year’s Great Vic Bike Ride is going to be the greatest ever! Not up to taking on the full 650km? Take on the 5 day ride from Port Fairy and ride along the Great Ocean Road and through the Great Otway National Park.

Everything is taken care of, including all meals, luggage transfers, live entertainment and so much more! The ride will be capeed at 5000 so make sure you get a pre-sale entry before Monday 24 December.

Find out more and register here.

Interesting articles

The difference between coaching yourself, and getting a coach
To some, working with a running coach can seem like an extravagance reserved for the elites, but the truth is that recreational runners can find the guidance and support provided by a coach even more useful for many different reasons. Find out more in this article at the AURA website.

Athlete Jimmy Gressier falls flat with face-first finish
A cross country runner was left blushing after an attempt at an audacious finish went spectacularly wrong and left him face down in the mud. Check out the video & article here at the UK's Daily Mail.

Interview with Camille Heron
Camille Heron recently broke the women's 24 hour world record, along with achieving American records for 100 miles on a track and 200 kilometers in the process. Meghan Hicks interviews Camille here at iRunFar.

Session hacks for getting quicker faster
Running hard is an essential component of becoming fitter, faster and stronger. Don’t know where to start? Struggling for workout ideas or stuck in a rut of overcomplicating things? Ultra168 explores some session hacks you can integrate into your weekly training.

event discounts

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 SkyPoint Sea to Sky Q1 Stair Challenge is on 10 March and we have a discount code for 10% off the entry fee, but you need to get in quick because the code is only valid until 20 December and limited to the first 30 entries.

Check out the full list of discounts available here, and find out 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
- Greater Springfield Marathon Festival: changed event date to 8 to 15 September as per update on event website

Late additions
- Albie Thomas Mile on Saturday; this event includes elite distances, a community 3km and kids events

Until next week

Have a great running week, a fabulous Christmas and don't forget to keep checking the running calendar for events for the New Year ahead! I will still be making some updates to event listings over the holiday period, and the weekly newsletter will return on Tuesday 15 January.