This week's newsletter has information about the Three Bridges Run, interesting articles, discounts for premium members, and postponement of last weekend's Spartan Race & Hurricane Heat.
NEW 5km Course at Three Bridges Run!
Located only 30mins West of Sydney this scenic river run weaves along Parramatta River and includes a 9km, 21km and 29km course in addition to the NEW 5km Family Fun Run.
The fast, flat course will see some personal records set by runners as they make their way along the Parramatta Valley shared use path. There’s even a loop around Parramatta Park taking you past the 15,000 strong Flying Fox Colony.
If you're looking for a running event to get the whole family involved in (or challenge yourself with), this is it!
New half marathon world record
Geoffrey Kamworor set a new half marathon world record at Copenhagen on Sunday, knocking 17 seconds off for a new record of 58 minutes, 1 second! Find out more at Runners World.
Doubling for mortals
The typical professional runner runs twice a day almost every day. The typical recreational runner never runs twice a day. Training Peaks takes a look why not, and how doubling up can help.
Mountain running workouts
Coach David Roche has a list of workouts for mountain running, and treadmill variants for people who can't easily get to the mountains but need to train for them.
The ultimate guide to foot and lower-leg pain
Outside Online has compiled a list of types of foot and lower leg pain, looking at what each is, why you get it and how to fix it. These include plantar fasciitis, achilles tendonitis, shin splints, blisters and black toenails, and more.
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 current discounts include:
- Australian events: Ultra Trail Gold Coast; Beach Warrior; Spartan Race Trifecta & Hurricane Heat in Victoria; Spartan Urban Sprint in Melbourne; and get a free t-shirt at the Summit Survivor!
- New Zealand events: Christchurch 10km Night Series: Road; Santoft Forest and Beach Half Marathon; Kawerau King of the Mountain; Valley Ultra; Xterra Waihi; Kerikeri Half Marathon.
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.
Have a great running week!