This week's newsletter has information and a T-Shirt offer for the Summit Survivor, interesting articles, and three events with date changes on the running calendar.
Summit Survivor is Australia's Most FUN Mud Run! With 40 Obstacles over 5km!
Running Calendar Premium Members get a free T-Shirt when entering using the coupon code on our discounts page. After entering, Summit Survivor will email you for your T-Shirt size, and you'll get it on event day. This is limited to adult & youth tickets.
Why are middle-aged marathon runners faster than twentysomethings?
According to new data from the running app Strava, runners in their 40s are streets ahead of younger rivals when it comes to running marathons. Find out more at The Guardian.
4 training mistakes most marathoners make
Training for a marathon is a balancing act to fit everything in and get the right intensity to succeed, without overdoing it. Training Peaks takes a look at 4 training mistakes most marathoners make: obsessing over the long run; training at inappropriate intensities; inconsistent & unbalanced training.
8 tips that will keep you running safely at night
If you have to run in the dark, Women's Running has some tips tips to follow that will keep you running safely at night (or early in the morning), and some of them are a good idea for daytime running too, like carrying ID.
$2 and some pancakes went far at the 1969 Boston Marathon
This year's Boston Marathon was last week, and George Hirsh reminisced on his first go at it 50 years ago, before the running boom of the 70s and when people didn't know how to train for long distance as much as we do today. Check out this interesting read at the New York Times.
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.
- Scenic Rim Gravity Enduro Series Race 2 has changed from 28 to 21 July
- Coburg September Fun Run has moved from 8 to 22 September
- Newcrest Orange Challenge has changed from 29 to 22 March 2020
Have a great running week!