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Weekly Newsletter 27 November 2018

This week's newsletter has information and a discount code for the Banana Boat New Zealand Ocean Swim Series, interesting articles, discounts for premium members (including for the Taranaki Off Road Half Marathon), cancellation / postponement of last weekend's Kids TRYathlon at Mount Maunganui and postponement of the Colour Zone Run in Christchurch.

Ocean Swim Series

The Banana Boat New Zealand Ocean Swim Series is back with a great line up of events, including the new Amphibian swim/run at Mt Maunganui and Rotorua!

Try a 500m swim and 4km run around the Mount or a more adventurous option at the Blue Lake.

Use the code SWIMTOIT to get a 10% discount and enter now at

Interesting articles

Perry did it!
On Wednesday last week, 18 days after Perry Newburn began his journey at Cape Reinga, he arrived at Bluff, breaking a long standing record for the fastest run of the length of New Zealand. Find out more in this article at the NZ Herald.

85-year-old marathoner on her 10-mile daily runs
After Ginette Bedard finished the New York Marathon, she took it easy the next day - with a five-mile run. She talks running, fad diets and the problem with men her age in this article at Runners World.

How to run iunjury free
Online coach Ben Pulham writes that he redently read that as many as 79% of runners are getting injured each year, and then talks about why runners get injured and how to run injury free. Check out the article and tips here at the Coached blog.

The thing runners dread - and ignore at their peril
Eugene Bingham talks about injuries in this article at Stuff; and if you want a laugh, remember to always read the comments under Eugene's articles from the non-runners who go out of their way to post a comment :)

event discounts

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!

We have a discount for for 15% off the Taranaki Off Road Half Marathon, which needs to be used by 30 November; and check out the full list of discounts here.

Find out more about membership here and sign up today!

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.

- The Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon at Mount Maunganui was cancelled on Sunday due to weather conditions, but may be re-scheduled; they will be making an announcement tomorrow

- Colour Zone Run in Christchurch was postponed from 25 November to 5 December due to wet weather

Until next week

Have a great running week!