This week's newsletter has some information about the upcoming Ring of Fire event, what's coming up in our monthly prize draws, interesting articles, and the new date for the Marlborough Muddy Buddy, which had been postponed due to Cyclone Gita.
Take up the challenge of NZ’s newest ultimate adventure run in the inaugural Ring of Fire - Where the Mountains Meet the Sky next month on Saturday 7th April. Volcanic 72km ultra or team relay and 50km ultra. Entries officially close at 5pm on Monday 26th March. Enter today at www.rof.co.nz
We have a monthly prize draw for our premium members. The next monthly prize draw is on April 1st and is for a 12 month subscription to Run 4 Your Life Magazine.
There will be a My Fit Box in the May 1st prize draw for one of our New Zealand premium members, and I'm currently lining something up for the Australian members.
Find our more about membership here and sign up today!
Marathon pacing: new research investigates the challenges of good pacing
Marathon pacing is notoriously difficult. There are so many factors that affect our ability to pace over 42.2km, especially if we are trying to run the distance as fast as we can. Even the top elites regularly get it wrong! The Flying Runner has two articles to explore and learn from some new research findings: part 1 & part 2.
Andrea Gifford conquers Mount climb 38 times in one day
Mount Maunganui woman Andrea Gifford has taken the challenge of climing Mount Maunganui a step further - completing all 38 climbs in less than a day, making the total climb the equivalent height of Mt Everest! Find out more in this article at Radio NZ.
Erica ticks 10km run off her bucket list
Erica Perry, who has a rare genetic condition called Miller Syndrome, which affects the development of the face and limbs, ran the recent Bayleys Mountain to Surf two-person team relay half marathon on Saturday and crossed the finish line with pure joy after an hour and 51 minutes. Find out more in this article at Stuff.
Women and men are different. So why not recognise that in ultra running?
Squadrun coach Ali Pottinger writes "Guys and girls, we are different right?! We all recognise that and it’s acknowledged in many different ways, yet in ultra running we continue to treat men and women in the same manner." She looks at the difference physiology between men and women and the continued discrimination in this article at Ultra168.
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.
- Marlborough Muddy Buddy was originally scheduled for 25 February but was postponed due to Cyclone Gita; the new date is 14 April
That's all for this week; have a great running week!