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Weekly Newsletter 29 October 2019

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, discounts for premium members, cancellation (and next year's date) of the Mansfield Half Marathon and Fun Run, and a couple of date changes/corrections to the running calendar.

Interesting articles

Big's Backyard Ultra Results
When I sent out last week's newsletter, Big's Backyard Ultra was at 59 laps, and finished up just an hour later, with USA runner Maggie Guterl being the first woman to win the event in its 19 year history. Read more about the race and Maggie here at Trail Runner.

Jacqui Bell: youngest to run an ultra marathon on 7 continents
At age 24, Australian Jacqui Bell is the youngest person to run an ultra marathon on all 7 continents. And not only did she run an ultra on each continent, they were all multi day stage races! Find out more and watch here recent interview with her on Nine's Today show.

5 ways to take your running to the next level
Mix up your training with these tips from runner and former NRL player Ben Lucas at Medibank.

Do you really need to stretch and warm up before exercise?
Warming up is something many of us take for granted, but when it comes to improving performance or preventing injury, research has raised questions about the effectiveness of these pre-exercise routines. ABC takes a look at static vs dynamic stretches and warming up and warming down in this article.

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!

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: Valley Ultra; Xterra Waihi; Kerikeri Half Marathon.

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.

- Mansfield Half Marathon and Fun Run scheduled for Sunday has been cancelled; next year's event is on 25 October

Date changes/corrections
- Race 1 in the AAA Racing Hill Climb Challenge has changed from 2 to 9 November
- Warrior RUN in Mawson Lakes, SA is on 3 January, not the 4th as originally listed

Until next week

Have a great running week!