Weekly Newsletter 24 April 2018

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, information about our monthly prize draw and discounts for premium members, a new date for Run Auckland at Waiatarua, and rejigging of event locations for the Xterra Auckland Series.

Interesting articles

Unboxing a MyFitBox
We have a MyFitBox to give away to one of our premium members on Tuesday next week. My Fit Box is a monthly subscription box that helps you discover Health, Fitness and active lifestyle products. My Fit Box sent me the March 2018 "Runner Box" to check out what sort of things are in a box - check out the unboxing here.

Navigation and safety when trail running
Trail running is quite a bit different from road running, and there are a lot of things to consider when it comes to navigation and safety. Trail Runner Magazine has a comprehensive article here looking at some things you can do to make it easier and safer. Being a USA-centric article, it does talk about wildlife such as bears, moose, and mountain lions; here in New Zealand it's more like wild pigs, dogs and horses...

Everything you need to know about recovering from a marathon
Your race is done, the medal is won. But what next? How do you recover properly after running a marathon? The Guardian has the lowdown on compression gear, ice baths, sleep and when to get back into training in this article.

Non-asthma breathing problems in endurance running
There are respiratory conditions that affect winter and summer athletes alike, and which fall outside of an asthma diagnosis and are classified as airway dysfunction: exercise-induced bronchoconstriction (formerly known as exercise-induced asthma), exercise-induced laryngeal obstruction, and high-altitude cough. Find out more in this article at iRunFar.

monthly prize draw & event discounts

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. The draw will be made on Tuesday next week and announced in the newsletter.

Premium members also get access to discounts for a range of events in Australia & New Zealand, including $10 off the Tough Guy and Gal Challenge in Hawkes Bay and Palmerston North. 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.

Find our more about membership here and sign up today to make sure you're in next week's draw, as well as all the other useful features!

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.

Date changes
- After the flooding at Waiatarua Reserve, Run Auckland's Waiatarua event has been shifted to 29 July and the Silverdale/Millwater event to 12 August
- Due to issues with Kauri Dieback, the Waharau Regional Park event in the Xterra Auckland Series has been replaced with a new run at Waitawa Regional Park and the dates in the series rejigged

Until next week

Have a great running week!

Regards,
Chris