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Weekly Newsletter 1 May 2018

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, our monthly prize draw winners, discounts for premium members, and the postponement of last weekend's Kaituna Ridges Ramble.

Interesting articles

This 6-step routine will get your glutes in shape
Want to know one of the top reasons runners end up hurt? Look at your backside! Underutilised gluteal muscles are to blame for a large percentage of injuries, so this article at Runners World has some exercises for you to try out. They're described and a GIF/video shows you how to do them.

The first woman to run Boston trained on the trails
Bobbi Gibb was the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, in 1966 (Kathrine Switzer was the first woman as an official entrant the following year) and grew up running in the woods behind her parents house. She still runs an hour or two on the trails each day and advises thet "You don’t have to run a marathon. You can just run for fun. The main thing is to not injure yourself so you can be running when you’re 80 and 90 years old." Find out more in this interview with her at Trail Runner Magazine.

A chat with Anna Frost - racing, life and beyond
Anna Frost is a name that has been intertwined with trail and ultra running in the last decade. One of the genuine stars of the sport, the New Zealander has graced podiums the world over. Run Ultra caught up with her in this interview to have a chat and explore where it all came from, and where it's all going.

US town hosts 0.5km run welcoming 'fellow underachievers'
And we'll finish off this week's interesting articles with a bit of a laugh, looking at the Boerne 0.5K "fun run" - yes, that's half a kilometer - and you can event pay twice as much if you want to be driven the length of the course. All for charity of course :) FInd out more here at the NZ Herald.

monthly prize draw & event discounts

Premium members are automatically entered into a monthly prize draw. There were two prizes in the May prize draw: a My Fit Box which was won by Amanda Broughton; and a Running Fit Box won by Kylie Mayne.

Premium members also get access to discounts for a range of events in Australia & New Zealand, including 15% off the South Island Marathon and $10 off the Tough Guy and Gal Challenge in Rotorua. 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!

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.

- The Kaituna Ridges Ramble was postponed from 28 April (last Saturday) to 5 May (this Saturday) due to the weather conditions

Until next week

Have a great running week!