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Weekly Newsletter 16 April 2019

This week's newsletter has information about the United Energy Around the Bay, interesting articles, our latest discount for premium members, and three date changes to the running calendar.

United Energy Around the Bay

Join Melbourne’s biggest bike riding celebration in 2019!
With nine ride options ranging from a family-friendly 20 km right up to the 300 km loop of the bay, Bicycle Network’s United Energy Around the Bay will be the best day you’ll have on the bike with your mates or family all year!

Sign up today with an early bird entry to score a bonus event jersey.

United Energy Around the Bay. We're Riding, Sunday 6 October - Will you?

Learn more here

Interesting articles

A beginners guide to training for a marathon
Former NRL player now personal trainer Ben Lucas of Flow Athletic presents his beginners guide to training for a marathon here at Women's Health.

Thoracic spine exercises for runners
The thoracic spine sits below the cervical spine that make up the neck and above the five bones of the lumbar spine that comprise the low-back. A runner's spine should have three-dimensional movement: the capacity to flex forward, extend backward, flex right and left, and rotate. This article at Trail Runner Magazine has excercises to help with thoracic spine mobility.

5 quick stretches when you're crunched for time
Another list of 5 things: Runners World has 5 stretches you can do at any time to target the major muscle groups of the lower body: standing quadriceps stretch; hamstring stretch; piriformis stretch; kneeling psoas stretch; and bent leg calf stretch.

How to improve endurance... without running
Tough Mudder has some tips about how to improve your endurance, which include steady state cardio, explosive exercises, and eating right. Check out their tips here, and the list of upcoming Tough Mudder races.

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!

Our latest discount, just added this morning, is for the Nail Can Hill Run. Check out the full list of 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.

Date changes
- Colour Carnivale at Mt Martha has changed from 27 to 20 October
- SCADaddle for Research in Melbourne has changed from 13 October to 15 September
- Rottnest Swimrun has moved from 23 to 16 November due to a clash with the Seafood Festival

Until next week

Have a great running week!