This week's newsletter has interesting articles, discounts for premium members, a number of cancellations, date changes & postponements, and the latest event photos from Photos4sale.
5 different type of hill work
Olympic Marathon champion Frank Shorter is known for saying "Hills are speed work in disguise". Coach Andrew Simmons looks at 5 different types of hill running (speedwork!) you can do in this article at Training Peaks.
Why the 5K is an awesome distance
Runners World takes a look at the 5K - a running distance that doesn't get enough credit but can be just as hard to train for to run fast as it can be to train for longer distances. Read the article here and then find a 5K race.
Ascending treadmill tempo run
There are also some things you can do on the treadmill that are difficult or impossible to do outside, such as precisely adjust speed and incline. By exploiting these capabilities, you can create and execute some fun and effective treadmill-specific workouts as described in this article at Competitor Running.
10 tips to relieve hamstring tightness
It’s natural to think you should stretch out an achy hamstring, but when a muscle is tight because it's over-lengthened, stretching will not resolve the problem and may irritate it further. Runners World has 10 tips to prevent and treat tight hamstrings to help you out.
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!
Our latest discounts are for The Compass Club Northern Edition, a half marathon and full marathon which takes you to the northern most point of Australia, and the NGC Dash in Oxenford, Queensland. These were just added at the end of last week and we also have heaps more discounts available for events in Australia and New Zealand.
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.
- Manly Splash n Dash scheduled for 21 April has been cancelled
- Bondi Blue Water Challenge was postponed from Sunday to 28 April due to weather conditions
- Mount Glorious Mountain Trails was postponed from Saturday to 24 March due to Cyclone Oma and the associated risk of falling trees/branches
- The Long Course Weekend at Jervis Bay has been postponed from April to November
As well as taking amazing photography, having your photos online within a few hours of the event and tagged so you can search by your bib number, Photos4sale operate a "Pay What You Want" trust based pricing model and you really can pay what you want!
Last weekend Photos4sale were at Otway Odyssey & Gravel Grind in Forrest, and you can find your photos here.
Event directors, if you are looking for quality photos of your participants, then you should get in touch with Photos4sale - there's no cost to you for having them at your event when using the PWYW model.
Have a great running week!