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Weekly Newsletter 23 July 2019

This week's newsletter has information about United Energy Around the Bay, interesting articles, discounts for premium members, and an event cancellation and a couple of date changes.

We're Riding Around the Bay

Want to ride a Melbourne Icon?

United Energy Around the Bay is Melbourne’s most iconic bike ride. With 27 years of rich history.

The ride is renowned for its 9 ride options around Port Phillip Bay from a family-friendly 20 km right up to the full 300 km loop of the bay.

Sign up before July 26, to score a bonus event jersey (valued at $90). And don’t forget, kids under 15 ride FREE!

Learn more here

Interesting articles

6 tips for race morning
You can’t make your race in the few hours before the start line, but you can break it. Check out these 6 tips for race day preparation before you toe the line.

Meet the record-breaking ultrarunner who doesn’t do extreme long runs
Camille Herron is the fastest woman on the planet across 50 miles and 100 miles and holds the world records for 12-hour and 24-hour running. But she never runs further than 35km in training. Find out more at Red Bull.

It's OK to slow down and embrace chill-paced adventure
Coach David Roche talks about how taking your time and relaxing during some long training days can make you faster. Combining the slow runs with faster running during the week gets back to how aerobic adaptations happen over weeks, months and years. Find out more at Trail Runner Magazine.

6 balance exercises to strengthen your ankles
Ankle excercises can strengthen the tendons and ligaments around the ankle joint, and improve body balance and body-in-space awareness. Check out Active's 6 exercises to strengthen your ankles.

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!

Our latest discount (just added this morning) is for the Sydney Tower Stair Challenge; and we are have discounts available 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.

- Due to limited interest for the August edition of the Harlin Duathlon, it is now not going ahead and will run once a year in January.

Date changes/corrections
- Running Man, part of the Perth Trail Series Urban Series, was originally scheduled for 11 August, but is now showing as "TBA" so I've removed the date from the event listing
- Raffertys Coastal Run has changed from 11 to 18 July

Until next week

Have a great running week!