This week's newsletter has interesting articles, discounts for premium members and several event date changes / corrections.
Check out our list of fun runs on Australia Day weekend to get your running fix this long holiday weekend!
We don't just have running events, so make sure you modify the search criteria to find the event type that interests you; we also have adventure races, swimming & aquathon events and more.
Click here to get everything we have listed over the upcoming weekend.
Sandra Brown has completed 196+ 100 mile events
By the end of last year, 69 year old Sandra Brown of England had accomplished a world-best: 196 100-milers, walking and running on tracks, roads, and trails in various event formats. About 160 of her 196 100-milers were accomplished in less than 24 hours, also a world best! Find out more in this article at Ultra Running History.
The secret to no more ankle sprains
Sports Physio Pete Colagiuri shares his tips for avoiding ankle sprains in this article at Ultra168, looking at the main occurrence of ankle sprains and then how to prevent them.
5 workouts to help you get that 5K PR
Training Peaks has a list of 5 workouts to help you improve your speed for shorter distances: hill repeats; 50/50 run; pyramid run; fartlek; and a 3K time trial. Check out the article for all the details of these workouts.
Incredible, hilarious, and terrifying things seen while running
Runners World Staff and Contributors share some of the crazy stuff they've seen while out running in this article, which includes seeing a guy in a Darth Vader suit playing the bagpipes while riding a unicycle!
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!
Current discounts include 20% off Brisbane's Great South Run, 15% off the Convicts and Wenches Trail Run, 15% off the Gold Coast 100 Run Festival, and 15% off Ultra Trail Gold Coast.
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.
- Due to Serpentine National Park being closed on 20 January 2019, the Perth Trail Series Qi Gong and Snakes and Ladders events switched dates, with Snakes and Ladders now on 10 February
- Women on the Run in Adelaide has changed from 3 to 24 March
- Sri Chinmoy's Canberra Day Fun Run is not on Canberra Day this year and will be two weeks later instead on 31 March
- Shake, Rattle, & Roll Run in Riverton, SA has changed from 30 to 23 March
- Trail Run Albany is on 9/10 November, not 9/10 October as originally listed
Have a great running week!