Happy New Year and welcome to the first newsletter for 2019! I hope you had a chance to take a break over what's been a pretty hot summer so far this year, and are ready to think about what running events you're going to do this year - check them out on our comprehensive events calendar.
As always, there are a huge number of new visitors to the website at the start of the year, so if this is the first newsletter you've received then welcome aboard and thanks for subscribing.
Don't forget that on the website you can follow an event page to be notified of updates to it (next year's date, registration opened, event postponed, etc) and also sign up for premium membership to unlock additional functions on the website and get access to select event discounts. Find out more about the levels of membership here.
Five ways swimming can make you a better runner
It's been a pretty hot summer so far, and it looks like it's going to stay that way. So why not add some swimming to your training regime? This article at Executive Style explains how swimming can hep you be a better runner.
1,000,000 feet for mental health
Mal Law will be climbing 1,000,000 feet for mental health in 2019 - that's a whopping 304,800 metres! Find out more in Vera Alves article at the NZ Herald.
Kiwi-Afghani brothers gear up for central North Island's Ring of Fire race
Since arriving in New Zealand as refugees, the Nazari brothers have explored Aotearoa one running trail at a time; watch the video here at 1 News Now.
Southland ultra marthon organisers expect no-one to finish new race
The Revenant is on this weekend, covering 190km with a 60 hour time limit - but the event organisers are not expecting anyone to be able to finish. Find out more in this article at Stuff.
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.
- Orewa Beach Half Marathon is not being run in 2019
- The Mt Oxford Odyssey scheduled for 11 May has been cancelled but will return in 2020
- The Canterbury Rogaine Series events at Huntsbury Hill & Horotane Valley have switched around with Huntsbury now on 16 Jan and Horotane on 23 Jan
Late additions/returning series
- Trentham 5km Series in Upper Hutt returning on 15 January (today!)
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Have a great running week!