This week's newsletter has interesting articles and discounts for premium members, including the most recently added ones for the Husky Half Running Festival and Wingello Trail Festival.
6 essential strength training exercises
Active has 6 essential strength training exercises for runners if you aren't already strength training regularly, or have no idea where to begin.
Running on the roof of the world
Running on the roof of the world is never going to give you a marathon personal best, but it will be an incredible, life-changing experience. If you love being in the mountains, want to get a close-up look at Everest, are fascinated by the Sherpa people or just love running, the Original Everest Marathon combines all these elements. Race Director Alison Bramall writes about the experience here.
Running 31 marathons in 31 days after battle with depression and anxiety
Two years and eight months ago, Jake Malby was tormented by anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts. Then he discovered the joy of running and is preparing to run 31 marathons in August - a marathon every day. Find out more here at the Gold Coast Bulletin.
The runner who makes elaborate artwork with his feet and a map
Lenny Maughan has been turning his routes into art on Strava, including drawing the Batman symbol, a cat and artist Frida Kahlo. Check out his artwork here at The Guardian.
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 most recently added discounts are for the Husky Half Running Festival and Wingello Trail Festival, and we also have discounts for the Sydney Tower Stair Challenge; 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 also 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.
No cancellations, postponements, date changes/corrections or late additions this week!
Have a great running week!