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.
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.
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.
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.
- 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
Have a great running week!