This week's newsletter has interesting articles, discounts for premium members, postponement of the Eastern Traverse MTB until next year, a date change for Race 4 in the Wellington Splash and Dash and the latest photos from photos4sale.
Zoe Hobbs becomes our fastest woman sprinter
Snaring a record that stood for 25 years, young sprinter Zoe Hobbs has become the fastest Kiwi woman to run on New Zealand soil. Find out more at the Lockerroom / Newsroom.
The race is on the Big Dog's golden tickets
The creator of the infamous Barkley Marathons Lazarus Lake has also organised the Big Dog’s Backyard Ultra since 2012, on his own property in Tennessee. This is a last person standing type race where runners have to complete a 4.16667 mile loop each hour, starting on the hour. Find out more in this article at iRun4Ultra and check out the events in New Zealand & Australia which qualify for a golden ticket / free entry to Laz's event.
New Zealand's newest Great Walk: the Paparoa Great Walk
The $10 million Paparoa Great Walk, traversing 65 kilometres between Punakaiki and Blackball, is due to open in time for next summer. It is the first track to be added to the Great Walk network since it was set up in 1993, and the first to be built with both walkers (runners!) and mountain bikers in mind. Find out more in this article at Stuff.
3 key elements of base training for runners
A well-rounded base training program should integrate LSD (Long Slow Distance) runs at "conversational pace," along with short sprints to develop neuromuscular speed and drills to develop good form. This article at Training Peaks covers 3 key elements for your base training.
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!
Our latest discount which I added yesterday is for 10% off the Wairua Warrior, which is an obstacle course race on 16 March. 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.
- Eastern Traverse MTB in Rotorua has been put on hold until February 2020 due to a key part of private land being "unavailable" for this year
- Race 4 in the Wellington Splash and Dash was postponed from January 23rd (Wednesday last week) to 30th (tomorrow) due to severe gales forecast
As well as taking amazing photography, having your photos online within a few hours of the event and tagged so you can search by your bib number, photos4sale operate a "Pay What You Want" trust based pricing model and you really can pay what you want!
Last weekend photos4sale were at the Ultra Easy and Tussock Traverse as shown above, and you can find your photos here.
Have a great running week!