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Weekly Newsletter 22 May 2018

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, and a note that the Run & Walk Events Series in Auckland is not returning in 2018.

Interesting articles

Mount Runners PB Bell
Now this is a great idea: proclaim your achievement to the world by ringing the Mount Runners PB Bell at the Mount Runners Half Marathon on June 3rd. Ring in your achievement - make some noise, release your pent up joy, and celebrate your new-found triumph over 5km, 10km or 21.1 kms. Run Swell and Ring the Bell! Find out more at their Facebook post (no login required).

The Snowman Trek
The Snowman Trek heralds this roughly 189-mile-long Himalayan trail as the "world’s hardest trek," and documents one team's effort to set a speed record along the path, iuncluding New Zealand's own Anna Frost. Check out the interview with director Ben Clark and the video trailer here at Adventure Journal.

Maximize your middle-aged running
For many of us, running isn’t just dating. It’s marriage. We’re in it to win it, for richer and poorer, in sickness and in health, and all the rest of it. But just like any long-term relationship, our interactions need to mature with age. Read Dena Evans tips for maximizing middle aged running in this blog post at Strava.

The best ways to clean a hydration pack bladder
Cleaning out your dirty hydration pack is likely the last thing on your mind after exercise, so you put it off for a while. But let it sit for a few days, and strange new life forms will start building habitats inside your neglected gear! This article at has some tips for keeping your pack bladder clean and stop that mould etc growing.

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 Run & Walk Events Series in Auckland is not returning in 2018

Until next week

Have a great running week!