Weekly Newsletter 21 August 2018

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, cancellation of the Mt Albert Mud Run, date changes/corrections for Hanmer Four Square Half Marathon & Around Brunner Cycle Ride, and late addition of Tough Mudder's A Taste of Mud in Auckland on Friday & Saturday.

Interesting articles

Running with Bear
Steven Blackburn writes about how becoming a new father helped how run 100 miles in the most unpredictable way in this article at the Tarawera Ultramarathon website.

Hardest races in the world
Runners World has compiled a list of the hardest races in the world. Unsurprisingly for an American magazine, it's a little loaded with American events but there are some doozies in there.

David Kayes: Running in the genes
Local Matters caught up with Run Auckland Race Director David Kayes in this article; it's always interesting to find out more about race directors and what makes them tick. He has used running for recovery for mental health issues and there's a link in the article to a video interview with him about depression.

The nutrition secret of the pros
What’s the nutrition secret of professional runners? ask coach David Roche. Find out in this article at Trail Runner Magazine.

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.

Cancellations
- Mt Albert Mud Run scheduled for 16 September has been cancelled due to a clash with the school production; it should return in May 2019

Date changes/corrections
- Hanmer Four Square Half Marathon is on 4 May, not 28 April as originally listed
- Around Brunner Cycle Ride has changed from 27 April to 4 May to avoid a clash with Cycling NZ's National Club Champs

Late additions
- Tough Mudder's A Taste of Mud on Friday & Saturday in Auckland; this is an intro to what Tough Mudder is all about

Until next week

Have a great running week!

Regards,
Chris