This week's newsletter has interesting articles, information about our monthly prize draw and discounts for premium members, cancellation of Light up the Night in Christchurch, late addition of Run With Garmin in Rotorua, and a location change for the Muddy Good Run on 30 September.
10 tips for running with your dog
Running with you dog can involve a lot of patience, attention and common sense, and not all dogs will be good runners (mine isn't!) Mackenzie Havey shares her tips for running with a dog in this article at Motiv Running, which include starting slow, build your dog's fitness in the same way you would your own, and take a conservative approach to mileage.
How Sean Astin is saving the world - one runner at a time
Actor Sean Astin (known for films such as The Goonies, Lord of the Rings and the TV series Stranger Things) created the Run3rd Alliance, a nonprofit organization dedicated to organizing free training programs and races in elementary schools across the USA. He talks to Runners World about Run3rd and completing 13 marathons and training for the IRONMAN triathlon in Taupo.
One fleet-footed Briton is about to run the Tour de France
Long-distance runner Peter Thompson is planning to run 30 miles per day for 70 days along the official Tour de France course, with the aim of finishing before the race proper starts. The Bournemouth-based runner is raising money and awareness for mental health charity Mind and disability charity Livability. Find out more in this article at The Telegraph.
Inov-8 launch downhill running race on world's toughest ski slope
Featuring blind drops, daredevil jumps and an insanely steep gradient of 80%, the legendary Streif in Austria is regarded as the ultimate challenge for downhill skiers on the world cup circuit. Now, in a sporting world-first, running brand inov-8 is to stage a downhill footrace for 180 brave competitors on the Streif. Find out more in this article at Runners Radar.
Premium members are automatically entered into a monthly prize draw. There are two prizes in the May prize draw: a My Fit Box for one of our New Zealand premium members; and a Running Fit Box for one of our Australian members.
Premium members also get access to discounts for a range of events in Australia & New Zealand, including $10 off Tough Guy and Gal Challenge in Wellington and 15% off the South Island Half Marathon. Enter enough discounted events and your membership pays for itself, as well as opening up a range of useful functions on the website! Check out the full list of discounts available here.
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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.
- Light up the Night in Christchurch scheduled for 19 May has been cancelled due to low entry numbers
- Run With Garmin in Rotorua on 21 April
- Muddy Good Run on 30 September has changed from Rakaia to Rangiora
Have a great running week!