Weekly Newsletter 20 March 2018

This week's newsletter has interesting articles and no date changes, postponements, cancellations or late additions this week!

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Interesting articles

Runners World Editors tasted 27 flavours of GU
Energy gels - yeh or meh? The Runners World Editors tried 27 flavours of GU and ranked them all. There's a brief video of some of their pretty funny reactions and comments, and then a photo and text description of each one to help you choose which ones to buy next time - if you like gels! Check out the article here.

Newbie's guide to ultramarathons
Ultra marathons seem to be the new marathon, and new events are popping up on the ultra running calendar all the time! This article from almost four years ago at iRunFar has some solid advice for you starting out in your transition to ultra marathoner, from running newbies to experienced marathoners.

Tips for making the most of trail running
And because most of the ultras are on trails, here's some tips for making the most of trail running at the NZ Trail Run blog. It looks at staying safe while trail running; trail running and races; and making the most mentally and spiritually.

Hill training tips: how to master inclines
The Running Bug speaks to veteran fell runner Nicky Spinks and 24-hour ultra runner Robbie Britton for a few expert tips on manoeuvring in the mountains. Some good quotes - running up: "it never gets easier running up hill, you just get faster," and running down: "Practice on a really gradual descent and get the form right, then get onto steeper ground." Check out their tips here.

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.

There are no date changes, postponements, cancellations or late additions this week!

Until next week

That's all for this week; have a great running week!