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Weekly Newsletter 13 August 2019

This week's newsletter has information about United Energy Around the Bay; interesting articles; discounts for premium members, and several date cancellations, postponements, date changes and late additions to the running calendar.

United Energy Around the Bay 2019

Need a fresh challenge?

Mix up the usual running routine and set your next goal on two wheels at United Energy Around the Bay 2019.

With nine ride options from the family friendly 20km to the full 300km loop around Port Phillip Bay, there’s something for everyone.

Whatever distance you ride, you’ll be helping charity partner The Smith Family raise vital funds for disadvantaged Australian children.

We're riding Sunday 6 October. Are you in? Learn more here.

Interesting articles

From '16 beers' a day to City2Surf winner
Just 20 months after he reached rock bottom from struggles with depression and heavy drinking, Harry Summers went within two seconds of breaking Steve Moneghetti's long-standing record at Sunday's City2Surf. Find out more at The Age.

Toowoomba Second Range Crossing Marathon Festival
The Toowoomba Second Range Crossing, a 41km road bypass route to the north of Toowoomba, is opening to traffic on Sunday 8 September. But first, it's your one and only chance to run a marathon, half marathon, 10K or 5K on this road. Check out the event listing here and enter online.

Thoughts on running versus hiking
Running is usually faster than hiking, but sometimes (especially when going uphill) hiking can be far more efficient and even faster than running. Trail Runner takes a look at running vs walking economy here.

Power hiking techniques
And continuing on the theme of the above article, Ultra168 has some tips for techniques to use when power hiking.

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 Sydney Tower Stair Challenge; Wingello Trail Festival; 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.

- Woodgate Beach Park To Point Fun Run scheduled for 25 August has been cancelled
- The Bendigo Bank Fun Run scheduled for 3 November has been cancelled

- The Kuranda to Port Douglas Trail Ultra Marathon has been postponed from 25 August to 29 September
- Adventurethon Mackay and the associated trail run event have been pushed back to 2020

Date changes/corrections
- Shuffle 4 Parkinson's has changed from 29 March to 5 April

Late additions
- Up Down Blackdown Trail Run this Sunday

Until next week

Have a great running week!