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Weekly Newsletter 16 July 2019

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, discounts for premium members, cancellation of the Blacksmiths 2 Breakwall Coast Walk, postponement of the St Albans RFS Pioneer Trail Run until next year, date changes for the Wattle Point Triathlon & RunningWorks Ultra Marathon, and Run4Geelong which is going ahead this year after all.

Interesting articles

How new runners can get faster
Once you get in a running groove, it's natural to want to go farther and get faster. But if you're a newbie, you might not know where to begin. The good news is that there are plenty of simple things you can do to improve your speed as provided here at Active.

First IAAF 2x2x400m Relay
There was a new innovative race at the 2019 IAAF World Relays in Yokohama in May: the 2x2x400m Relay, where each team was made up of one male and one female athlete. Watch the video here.

Strava cuts off Relive: here’s what actually happened
You may have seen in your newsfeed over the last couple of days that Strava has blocked Relive from its platform, supposedly in violation of Strava's terms and conditions and potential privacy breaches. DC Rainmaker does some research in this article to look at what really happened. It seems to me like Strava is getting a bit big for its boots and is forgetting that a) it's our data, not theirs and b) companies like Garmin could just as easily cut Strava off.

How to avoid muscle cramping during exercise
Training Peaks takes a look at what causes muscle cramping and how to avoid it during exercise in this blog post.

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 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.

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

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.

Cancellations
- Blacksmiths 2 Breakwall Coast Walk scheduled for 8 September has been cancelled

Postponements
- St Albans RFS Pioneer Trail Run has been postponed from 27 July to 12 September next year

Date changes/corrections
- Wattle Point Triathlon has moved from 17 to 24 September due to a clash with another event
- RunningWorks Ultra Marathon has changed from 26 to 27 October

Other updates
- Run4Geelong is going ahead on 17 November and registration is now open

Until next week

Have a great running week!

Regards,
Chris