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Weekly Newsletter 12 March 2019

Early bird entries for the Runaway Noosa Marathon close in just 9 days! Also in this week's newsletter are interesting articles, discounts for premium members, a couple of event cancellations & a date change, and the latest photos from Photos4sale.

Runaway Noosa Marathon 2019

Escape to world famous Noosa for the all new Runaway Noosa Marathon and a weekend filled with sunshine and good times. With a flat, fast and friendly multi-lap course set in the heart of Noosa township and multi distances to choose from, it's easy to find your happy running place right here!

Early bird entries close in just 9 days so make sure to register and save before midnight 21 March at

Interesting articles

Overuse injuries survey
Ben Lindsay currently doing research on overuse injuries in conjunction with a NSW Health training program. The questions are quick and the overall survey shouldn't take you longer than 1 minute so please help Ben out by taking part in the survey here.

Avoiding mental sabotage: stopping your need for social approval
Part of wanting approval is just human nature, but it can become unhealthy when you become distracted or feel pressure when you have a big event. Mental game coach Dr Patrick Cohn looks at how worrying too much about what others think not only distracts you from performing in the moment, but it also can cause you to worry about what others think in this article at Training Peaks.

Why you should be skeptical about your wrist-based heart rate
A lot of running watches these days come with heart rate monitors that either work from a strap worn on your chest, or using a wrist based LED. Coach David Roche takes a look at how both work and the possible inaccuracies when using a wrist-based monitor in this article at Trail Runner Magazine.

How to calculate heart rate zones
And to follow up the article above (once you've bought a chest strap and stopped using the wrist based HRM haha), online coach Ben Pulham takes a look at why measuring heart rate is important and how to establish and calculate heart rate in zones in this article on his blog.

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!

We currently have discounts for all upcoming Spartan Races that have entries open (excluding the kids events); The Compass Club Northern Edition; Convicts & Wenches Trail Run; NGC Dash; Gold Coast 100 Run Festival; and Ultra Trail Gold Coast, as well as events in New Zealand.

Check out all the discounts & membership info 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.

- Condev GC100 Charity Bike Event scheduled for 19 May has been cancelled
- The Bloody Long Walk in Hobart has been cancelled (note that entries were never opened and the date was TBC)

Date changes/corrections
- The Butter 24 Track Ultra has changed from 31 August/1 September to 28/29 September


Photos4sale had a busy weekend in both Australia (Bike Buller and the Warburton Trail Fest - photos for the latter available later on today) New Zealand (Riverhead Rampage, Triple Peaks and Kirikiriroa Marathon). Check out your photos here at the Photos4sale website.

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.

Until next week

Have a great running week!