This week's newsletter has interesting articles, discounts for premium members, an event cancellation and several date changes & corrections to the running calendar.
Australian ultra runner Isobel Ross's Barkley Marathons experience
Dubbed "the race that eats its young", the Barkley Marathons is part ultra running event, mostly suffering. At the 2019 edition, Australian Isobel Ross competed for the first time but still thinks teaching is harder. Find out her take on the event in this article at SBS.
57 year old to run all the way around Australia
Retired Navy veteran Andre Jones is hoping to become the first person to run around Australia unassisted, while raising funds fror Beyond Blue, Go Foundation, The Smith Family, and The Royal Flying Doctor’s service. Find out more in this article at 7 News.
How to master hill running and build your endurance
Ttwo-time Great Ocean Road Running Festival men's Half Marathon winner and running coach Steve Dinneen shares his tips about how to master hills and build your endurance in this article at Executive Style.
Two barbell movements every runner should know
Strength and conditioning coach Matt Pearce has two exercises with barbells to help you create a stronger upper body in this article at Training Peaks. Building uppper body strength is actually really useful as a runner, especially when running longer distances. I've personally never set inside a gym in my life, but maybe it's time because my upper body isn't anywhere like strong enough...
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!
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.
- The Royal Challenge scheduled for 4 May has been cancelled
- Lake Burley Griffin Walking Carnival is on June 9th, not the 6th as originally listed
- Walkabout Creek Trails Race has changed from 7 July to 30 June
- Maitland Triathlon has changed from 3 to 10 November
- BBBRun has changed from 1 March to 23 February
Have a great running week!