This week's newsletter has interesting articles, including the latest Aussie Runner Podcast where they interview Nicole Bunyon of Running Mums Australia; discounts for premium members; cancellation of the Mini Muddies Mud Obstacle Race; postponement of Adventurethon in Townsville; and date corrections for the Hamilton Island Triathlon & Junior Triathlons thanks to eagle eyed website visitor.
Aussie Runner Podcast & Running Mums Australia
The most recent Aussie Runner Podcast interviewed Nicole Bunyon of Running Mums Australia, a growing social network for running women, particularly mums who love to run. They also caught up with NZ coaches Kerry Suter and Ali Pottinger of Squadrun for some nutrition tips and a great poo story! Check out ARP here and RMA here.
How to prevent common running injuries
BeachLife Physiotherapy shares some injury prevention tips for runners, looking at the warm up, training overload, footwear, strengthening and stretching, and running technique.
Ultimate limit of human endurance found
The ultimate limit of human endurance has been worked out by scientists analysing a 3,000 mile run, the Tour de France and other elite events and concluded, as most longer distance runners already know, that women have much better endurance than men. Find out more here at the BBC News.
The rise of the backyard ultra
Dan at Ultra168 takes a look at the relatively new phenomenon of the Backyard Ultra / Last Person Standing and this weekend's first event in Australia: the Mirrim Wurnit Back Paddock Ultra. New Zealand had its own first backyard ultra event recently, in which I participated; it was won by Katie Wright, which was the first time a woman has won an event of this type.
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 available for Stadium Stomp MCG; Brisbane Trail Ultra; Stadium Stomp GABBA; Spartan Race & Hurricane Heat in Gold Coast; Ultra Trail Gold Coast; Spartan Race Trifecta & Hurricane Heat in Victoria; Spartan Urban Sprint in Melbourne; and get a free t-shirt at the Summit Survivor, as well as events in New Zealand.
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.
- Mini Muddies Mud Obstacle Race scheduled for 28 June has been postponed until next year
- Adventurethon in Townsville scheduled for 29/30 June has been postponed due to tracks used for the MTB and trail run being damaged in the floods earlier in the year; some remain closed and the best estimate for re-opening of those tracks is only a few days prior to the event; a new date is yet to be set
Have a great running week!