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Weekly Newsletter 21 May 2019

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, a look at the location based searching function for premium members, and a few date changes, cancellations and postponements to the running calendar.

Interesting articles

The greatest long-distance runner you may have never heard of
Inside the Games profiles legendary Greek-Australian ultra-runner Yiannis Kouros who set more than 160 world records, most if not all he still holds.

Overnight running when training for an ultra
Coach Jason Koop shares his advice and tips about why and how to train for an ultra by doing an overnight run, literally from dusk to dawn.

Preparing for steep events when mountains aren’t available
Living in a place that’s flat shouldn’t negatively affect your chance of success in any race, including events with significant slopes. Ian Torrence puts some tips together here at iRunFar to help with training when you live somewhere flat.

event discounts

This week I'm going to highlight one of the features of the website when you sign up as a premium member: location based searching.

You can search for events by region (e.g. NSW, Queensland, Victoria) but this gives you a pretty broad geographical area covering hundreds of kilometers.

Premium members can use location based searching to search within a specific number of kilometers of an address or location. Open up the search form, type in a km distance and then start typing a location into the location box to do an auto-complete location search. This could be your actual address, your suburb or some other nearby location.

This is a great timesaver and I use it all the time myself to find events near to me.

You can watch a screencast of this here (looking at the NZ website, but the Australian one works in the same way) and find out more about premium membership here.

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.

- Coastal 60 in North Haven, SA has been cancelled
- Run For Geelong's Kids scheduled for 17 November has been cancelled

- Hunter Valley Ultra has been re-scheduled from June this year to November next year

Date changes/corrections
- Half on the Hill is on 30 June, not the 28th as I originally posted it - fortunately this error was picked up by Griffith Feral Joggers less than 24 hours after I posted it!
- Coastal4Cancer in Port Adelaide has moved a couple of days earlier from 28 to 26 July

Until next week

Have a great running week!