This week's newsletter has interesting articles, discounts for premium members, and our Run Nation Film Festival competition.
How I learnt to stop hating my body
For decades, Bryony Gordon felt betrayed by her body, her head full of negative thoughts that made her hate every inch of herself. So how did she end up happily running not one but two marathons? Find out in this article at the NZ Herald.
For the Love of Mary
For the Love of Mary is a short film about 97-year-old George Etzweiler's race up Mount Washington and the woman who motivates him. On one of his training walks he says "I don't keep track of my heart rate; I have a pacemaker that takes care of that"! Watch the 6 minute short film here at Trail Runner Magazine.
Kiwi teen becomes youngest New Zealander to run 100-mile ultramarathon
18 year old Yonni Kepes rom North Canterbury has become the youngest known New Zealander to complete a 100-mile ultramarathon at last month's Hanmer Old Forest Ultramarathon, running for 29 hours to earn his belt buckle. Find out more in this article at the NZ Herald.
The importance of the long run
The long run sets distance runners apart. Online coach Ian Torrence looks at the physiological adaptations that occur by running farther, what the fitness gains are, and then talks about managing the length and execution of your long run by following his guidelines in this article at iRunFar.
We have a monthly prize draw for premium members. The next prize draw is on Monday 2 July for a double pass for each screening of the Run Nation Film Festival, which is at 23 locations across New Zealand & Australia. Enter the competition here. The prize is worth up to $60 and you'll have a very good chance of winning the double pass for the screening closest to you.
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Have a great running week!