This week's newsletter has information about the Bouddi Coastal Run, interesting articles, discounts for premium members, cancellation of the 12 Hour Madness Enduro and postponement of the Washpool World Heritage Trail Race.
Beat The Price Rise at Bouddi Coastal Run!
Located just 1.5 hours North of Sydney CBD or South of Newcastle, Bouddi Coastal Run is a 14km and 21km trail run with spectacular coastal views and a variety of terrain.
The event is held within Bouddi National Park on the NSW Central Coast. The scenery truly is breath taking with pristine beaches, rainforest and a marine park. Plus, the course has a great combination of smooth trails, sand running, rocky terrain, cliff top trails and hills.
A perfect event for the discerning trail runner, it takes in the sites of Putty Beach, Gerrin Point, Maitland Bay, Bouddi and Bombi Point.
This is one trail run not to be missed! Beat the price rise and save before Wednesday 16th October
parkrun turned 15 last week
Six million people are signed up in 21 countries for an event where it really is the taking part that counts. Read about how parkrun started 15 years ago and some of its history here at The Guardian and find a parkrun near you - there are currently 367 locations throughout Australia.
Sprinter Allyson Felix broke one of Usain Bolt's world records
USA Olympic sprinter Felix broke Bolt's record after winning her 12th gold medal at the World Championships, and now holds the record for the most gold medals at the track and field World Championships. Read more at CNN Sports.
A Race For The Ages
A Race For The Ages consists of a 1-mile loop in Tennessee where runners only have a certain amount of time to run it; how long depends on their age. Bob Becker is 74 and had 74 hours to run as many loops as he can, whereas someone who is 67 has to start seven hours after Becker. Find out more and about Becker's victory here at Runners World.
Setting the mind to boost athletic performance
Setting the mind is a specific, effective, and trainable skill that helps shape the overall psychological framework over the course of time, which clinical psychologist, marathoner and IRONMAN finisher Justin Ross takes a look at in this article at Training Peaks.
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!
Current discounts available include:
- Australian events: 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: 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.
- 12 Hour Madness Enduro scheduled for this Saturday has been cancelled
- Washpool World Heritage Trail Race has been postponed from this coming Sunday to 29 March due to fire risk
Have a great running week!