This week's newsletter has interesting articles, discounts for premium members, cancellation of Bike the Bridge and late addition of the HB Sports Park Fun Run/Walk Series.
Wins 268 mile race while expressing milk along the way
Not only did Jasmin Paris win the 268 mile Montane Spine Race outright, and set a new course record by more than 12 hours, but she expressed milk along the way to stop mastitis! Find out more at BBC News.
Improve your form
Good running form aligns all your joints optimally to create a smooth, efficient running gait. By doing certain dynamic stretches and strengthening exercises and remaining aware of your body movement while you run, you can avoid or address impediments to good running form. Check out these exercises that can help at Trail Runner.
Mountain queen climbs out of deep, dark hole
Suzanne McFadden writes about Kiwi trail runner Anna Frost in this article at Newsroom's Locker Room, and about how she left New Zealand to travel the world racing almost 15 years ago but has returned home with a very different attitude to running.
Trail-optional race training
Coach Calr Leivers looks at ways to get creative in your preparation when you can't train on a trail event's course, with min plyos, colour coded runs, field fartlek and general strength work. Check out all the details in this article at Trail Runner.
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!
Current discounts include 10% off the North Shore Coastal Challenge (I've entered the Full Monty at this one) and 10% off The DUAL on Rangitoto and Motutapu Islands.
Find out 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.
- Bike the Bridge, which had been scheduled for 24 February, has been cancelled but should return in 2020
- HB Sports Park Fun Run/Walk Series which runs for 6 weeks on Mondays (it started yesterday)
Have a great running week!