This week's newsletter has interesting articles, discounts for premium members, postponement of this weekend's Battlefield Challenge, and a few date changes and corrections to the running calendar.
We're not running as fast, but we're having fun
The new State of Running report by the IAAF has found that on average recreational runners are running slower, but there are more participating, with colour runs, obstacle course races, mud-runs and destination races become par for the course. Find out more at the Sydney Morning Herald.
The last conversation you’ll ever need to have about eating right
This is a long, but mostly plain English and easy to read article in a question and answer format covering all sorts of topics surrounding food and diet. There are a few minor quibbles but on the whole it's a good read.
World record broken by running half marathon every day for 77 days
South Australian couple Kate and Justin McDonald have each broken the world record for the men's and women's fields by running half marathon every day for 77 days. Find out more at ABC News.
Runners share 23 small training tips that changed everything for them
Self.com has compiled a list of 23 training tips, such as taking time to walk during long runs, sign up for a race (and you know where to find them!) and run for time instead of distance.
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 current discounts are for 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!; and we also have discounts for 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.
- Obstacool has had to rejig a couple of dates, moving the Wollongong event to 10/11 August and Port Macquarie to 31 August
- Byron Bay Lighthouse Run is on 20 October, not the 13th as originally listed
- The Compass Club Eastern Edition has been postponed from 20 October to 22 March
- Melbourne MoRun has changed from 1 December to 30 November
Have a great running week!