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Weekly Newsletter 4 December 2018

This week's newsletter has a discount code for the Banana Boat New Zealand Ocean Swim Series, interesting articles, a premium member discount code for Ultra Trail Gold Coast, new date for the Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon in Mount Maunganui, and a date change/correction for the Whangamata Multisport Challenge.

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

Wellington's trail overhaul
Wellington Regional Economic Development Agency hopes their three-to-five-year overhaul of Wellington's trails will bring an influx of tourists and get locals out on the capital's trails - be it mountain biking, running, walking, or horseback riding. Find out more in this article at Stuff.

Trail transitions: become a trail runner
Runner and coach David Laney shares his tips about how to transition from road running to trail running in this article at iRunFar.

How to set long-term running goals
When setting new goals, consider planning beyond your next race or even your next season and choosing an ambitious long-term goal. This article at Runners World has tips for 6 month, 9 month, 1 year and 1 year plus goals.

How to make a comeback - even if it's been a while
When coming back to running (or other sport) after time away it's important to take a long-term approach to your training and health. This article at Training Peaks has four principles of training you should tackle before coming back to competitive sport.

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!

Your premium membership will work on both the NZ & AU websites and you get access to discount codes for events in both countries. The Nerang 200 Miler has been rebranded as Ultra Trail Gold Coast, and we have a 15% discount code for this event, which has distances from 25km up to a whopping 500km! The discount code can save you up to AU$225 so if you're interested in this event it pays to sign up for the $35 premium membership. Check out the full list of discounts available 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.

- Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon in Mount Maunganui which was cancelled/postponed due to weather conditions has been re-scheduled for 3 February

Date changes/corrections
- Whangamata Multisport Challenge is on 16 March (not 6 April as originally listed)

Until next week

Have a great running week!