This week's newsletter has information about our new event entry discount section, interesting articles, cancellation of this weekend's Lake Hayes Triathlon, and postponement of the Marlborough Muddy Buddy.
We launched a discount section for premium members yesterday with discounts from 10% to 20% for a variety of running events in New Zealand & Australia. We've started initially with the following discounts in New Zealand (see the discount section for Australian discounts):
- Whenuapai Half Marathon - 10%
- Tough Guy & Gal Challenge (in Wellington, Hamilton, Auckland, Hawkes Bay, Palmerston North, Rotorua) - $10
- Double Rainbow Trail Run - 20%
- South Island Half Marathon - 15%
- and more coming!
You do have to be a premium member to get the discount codes, which are for your use only and not to be shared. Premium membership is $35 per year, and easily pays for itself after 2 or 3 discounted event entries. It also opens up additional functions on the website which help save you time looking for events, and enters you into a monthly prize draw.
The next monthly prize draw is on April 1st (this Sunday - so join up quick to be in to win!) and is for a 12 month subscription to Run 4 Your Life Magazine.
The May 1st prize draw is for a My Fit Box for one of our New Zealand premium members, and a Running Fit Box for one of our Australian members.
Find our more about membership here, sign up today, and get those discounts!
Marathon & ultra distance runners needed for study
PhD Studen David Shaw is doing a study investigating the effects of a ketogenic diet on performance, immunity, gastrointestinal microbiota and stress. He is looking for male runners aged 20 to 40 who has completed a marathon or ultra in the past 6 months. Find out more in this PDF document.
Jenny-May tries out the Western Springs parkrun
Jenny-May Clarkson went along to the Western Springs parkrun recently to see what it's all about. Check out the video here at YouTube.
100-mile ultra marathon runner overcomes childhood fear of dark to win race
Polly Taylor and the dark "are not good friends". The 58-year-old guide from Blenheim, overcame her fear of the dark to not only participate in the Northburn 100-mile mountain run through Central Otago high country - but win it. Find out more in this article at Stuff.
Elite Runner at Rotorua Marathon will be running in her parents footsteps
Elite runner Olivie Burne will be doing her first ever marathon at this year's Rotoroua Marathon and will be following in her parent's footsteps. And she’s gunning for a podium spot too like her dad! Find out more in this article at Inspired Health.
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 has again been postponed due to ongoing adverse weather conditions; a new date is yet to be set
- The Easter Lake Hayes Triathlon scheduled for this Friday has been cancelled due to extremely poor water quality conditions unsuitable for swimming
That's all for this week; have a great running week!