This week's newsletter has interesting articles, discounts for premium members, a date change for the Colour Burst Fun Run, and date confirmation of The Dun Run.
New half marathon world record set
Kenya's Abraham Kiptum broke the men's half marathon world record at Sunday's race in Valencia, taking 5 seconds off the 8 year old record, and finishing in 58:18! Find out more at the IAAF website.
It's marathon season: top tips for how to survive and thrive
Eugene Bingham has 4 tips of how to survive and thrive when running a marathon, including the important tip of not wearing new gear on race day. Check out all the tips here at Stuff.
A day for the dogs at the Hunterville Huntaway Festival
The Shepherds Shemozzle was held over the weekend as part of the Hunterville Huntaway Festival - this is an obstacle style race with your Huntaway. Check out the hilarious video and article at Stuff.
Five minutes with Andrew Thompson
Athletics New Zealand caught up with newly minted Athletics NZ Trail Running champion Andrew Thompson of Olympic Harriers in this Q&A session.
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Discounts include 10% off this weekend's The Loaded Taniwha and 25% off Wild Auckland Te Rau Pūriri. Check out the full list of discounts here.
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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.
- Colour Burst: changed next event date from 24 to 10 February 2019 as per update on event website
- The Dun Run's date is now confirmed as 31 August (previously 7 September TBC)
Have a great running week!