This week's newsletter has information about a University of Auckland half marathon performance study, interesting articles, discounts for premium members and several late additions & returning series to the Running Calendar.
The University of Auckland is recruiting participants for a research study investigating the effects of an antioxidant supplement called MitoQ on half marathon performance. If you are a male aged 30 years or above, and are running in the Auckland Half Marathon Series you could be eligible to take part in this study. You will also receive a $200 Westfield voucher for your participation!
Find out more and complete the application form here.
Half Marathon Champ Sam Wreford in top form
New Zealand Half-Marathon champion Sam Wreford has been a mainstay on the domestic road running scene for more than a decade. Athletics New Zealand caught up with him here to talk through his career so far and why he believes his marathon best is yet to come.
Are you sabotaging your long run by running the wrong pace?
Most non-elite runners get pace for their long runs wrong: running "easy" doesn't feel right, so they intuitively run at a "moderate" pace, kidding themselves they’re running easy. Running at an easy pace is actually hard to do. Find out more in this article at RunnersConnect.
The art of the taper: it’s not a one-size fits all
Dr Rick Kattouf (who is a personal trainer and triathlon coach amongst other things) looks at how the taper before a big running event is definitely not one-size-fits-all in this blog post at Training Peaks.
Moms on the run
After having kids, the women in this article at Trail Runner Magazine have continued to excel in trail running and racing. Find out what you can learn from elite "mom" runners.
Premium members get access to discounts for a range of events in Australia & New Zealand. Enter enough discounted events and your membership pays for itself, as well as opening up a range of useful functions on the website! Discounts include 10% off this weekend's Taupo Ultra, 25% of all Wild Auckland events, and 25% off Kawerau King of the Mountain. Check out the full list of discounts available here.
Find our more about membership here and sign up today!
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.
Late additions/returning series
- K2 to Beach Run/Walk in Northland on 20 October
- Bike Rave Auckland on 26 October
- Women's Duathlon from Kumara to Greymouth on 28 October
- The Honest Lawyer series returning to Nelson on 29 October
Have a great running week!