This week's newsletter has interesting articles, information about our monthly prize draw and discounts for premium members, a date change/correction for Wicked Rogaine's 6 hour rogaine and the cancellation of Sunday's Run Auckland at Waiatarua, which will hopefully be re-scheduled.
Jake Robertson claims NZ 10,000m record at Commonwealth Games
Jake Robertson finished a creditable fifth in a high quality 10,000m field with a New Zealand national record of 27:30.90 in his first track race in 12 months, taking nearly three seconds off his twin brother Zane's record set in finishing 12th at the Rio Olympics! Find out more at this article at Athletics NZ.
Ten tips for hiking with your kids as a family (without losing your mind)
It's the school holidays, which is a great time to go hiking (or trail running!) with your family, inbetween storms! The Waitomo Trail run has 10 suggestions for hiking with your kids while keeping your sanity, including: managing your own expectations; planning snacks; and planning plenty of stops.
Ankle Mobility: Knee-To-Wall Test
When running, the shin & knee of the weight-bearing leg need to be able to pass over the grounded foot. For this to happen, the ankle needs sufficient range of dorsiflexion. The Knee-To-Wall Test is one of the standard ways used in clinics to test available ankle dorsiflexion as part of an investigation into why a runner may be experiencing pain higher up in the knee or hip. Find out more in this article & video at Outoors Radar.
Why you hit the wall in your last marathon
If you hit the wall in your last marathon, you’re in good company. According to one study, 43 percent of runners hit the wall in any given marathon. This article at Motiv Running has 6 ways you can avoid falling apart in the final miles of your next marathon.
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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.
- Wicked Rogaine's 6 hour rogaine is at Little River and is on 5 August, not the 4th as originally listed
- Sunday's Run Auckland at Waiatarua was cancelled/postponed due to massive flooding at Waiatarua Reserve. Run NZ hope to be able to re-schedule this for another date.
Have a great running week!