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Weekly Newsletter 2 July 2019

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, discounts for premium members, a couple of cancellations and a couple of date changes to the running calendar.

Interesting articles

5 hip stretches to boost mobility
Hip mobility is one of the keys to any athlete's performance so Tough Mudder has compiled a list of 5 hip stretch exercises for you. Also check out their upcoming events in Australia.

Kipchoge to attempt sub-two hour marathon
Eliud Kipchoge has run the world's fastest marathon (2:00.25, which is not the recognised world record due to the way it was run) and holds the current world record (2:01.39). He will attempt to break 2 hours again in Vienna in October. Find out more at SBS.

Ultra-runners rise to the challenge
ABC takes a look at the rise of the ultra-marathon, interviewing several runners to find out why they do it.

But, you don't have to run ultras!
And while ultras have exploded in popularity, don't feel like you have to step up to them if it's not for you. Coach David Roche takes a look at some reasons not to run an ultra.

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!

We currently have discounts for 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; a free t-shirt at the Summit Survivor; and for events in New Zealand.

Check out all the discounts & membership info and sign up today!

Recently added and updated events

Recent updates
Note that with the start of the month yesterday, a large number of events have opened up entry and there are almost 50 updates on the recent updates page from the last 24 hours, so be sure to check them out.

- Mena Madness / Gorrell Grind scheduled for 27 July has been cancelled
- Taurus 200 scheduled for 4 October has been cancelled due to not enough entries by the June 30 cut off

Date changes/corrections
- Run with the Wind in Ararat has changed from 17 to 24 November due to a date clash with another event
- Triathlon NSW Sprint Series at Kurnell has changed from 1 February to 25 January

Until next week

Have a great running week!