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Weekly Newsletter 4 September 2018

This week's newsletter has some info about the relatively new Dirt Church Radio podcasts, info for advertisers, interesting articles, and a few cancellations, date changes/corrections and late additions to the running calendar.

Dirt Church Radio

Dirt Church Radio was started recently by journalist Eugene Bingham and Registered Nurse Matt Rayment (who you may know previously as editor of Kiwi Trail Runner & Good People Run). I have the great pleasure of running with the "Dirt Church" in Riverhead Forest on as many Sunday mornings as I can, and finally got down to listening to the first two of Matt & Eugene's podcasts while out on a run this morning - yes, it was quite a long run...

To date they've interviewed Paul Chateris, Fiona Hayvice, Grant Guise, Mel Aitken, Dawn Tuffery, Brad Dixon and the man who got many into running ultramarathons (myself included) Dean Karnazes. They start with quite probably the most amusing trail shoe ad you'll ever hear, chat about recent running events and then get down to the interview. Check them out at and have a listen - it's a great way to get you through a long run!

Website & Newsletter Advertising

At the start of the month I update the stats and advertising info; I know this doesn't apply to a lot of you, but there are a lot of event directors who also receive this weekly newsletter.

You can find out about our current advertising stats and rates here, and download our media kit here which gives you info about all the options. And for the rest of you, you can support the Running Calendar by becoming a premium member ;-)

Interesting articles

Dom Harvey's 5 marathons in 5 days
Last week radio personality Dom Harvey ran five marathons in five days to help a girl with rare cancer. Find out all about it in this article at Stuff.

Little-known women pioneers: Catherine Wiltshire
Ever heard of Catherine Wiltshire? Probably not... but apparently she was the first woman in the world to cover 100 miles in under 24 hours - in 1876, in Auckland! Find out more here at David Colquhoun's blog and download his PDF history document here.

15 of the world's most epic places to run
Huffington Post has put together a list of 15 of the world's most epic places to go for a run here; sadly there's no New Zealand entries in the list, but there's a lot of very interesting places.

Tips for athletes traveling across time zones
And now you have a new bucket list of 15 places to go run, check out LifeSport head coach Lance Watson's tips for international/timezone travel when you're off to Chile, Norway or Antarctica.

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.

- Run Beneath the Stars in Hamilton scheduled for 13 October has been cancelled; the other two events in Rotorua & Tauranga are still going ahead

Date changes/corrections
- Pink Star Walk in Christchurch: corrected date from 10 October to 10 November 2018
- The Skechers Women's 6K+12K has changed dates, location and distances: it's now a 5km and half marathon at Villa Maria Estate on 20 January
- All events in the 2019 Run Auckland series have moved all three weeks into the future

Late additions
- Hastings Harriers Fun Five, starting tonight and going for 5 weeks

Until next week

Have a great running week!