This week's newsletter has interesting articles, discounts for premium members and the latest photos from Photos4sale.
Ultramarathon runner Perry Newburn's record attempt & a new attempt by Curly Jacobs
In November last year, Kiwi ultramarathoner Perry Newburn set off from Cape Reinga with the aim of breaking a four decades old record for running the length of the country, but it turns out he was driven around 350km of the 2100km. Find out more in this article Stuff, and also check out the article about Curly Jacobs who will attempt to run from Bluff to Cape Reinga starting on April 29th. Curly is planning to wear two GPS devices.
Study reveals the 5 biggest regrets people have before they die
OK so this article has nothing whatsoever to do with running, but it was shared on LinkedIn the other day by Aaron Carter of TotalSport and I thought it was a very interesting read and the pursuing dreams can be applied to running :) Check it out here.
7 illiotibial band stretches to alleviate hip and knee pain
The IT band is the thick cord of connective tissue that runs down the outside of your thighs from your hip to your knee, and does an important job of stabilising the hips and knees. If it gets tight and irritated it can lead IT band syndrome (ITBS), a condition when you might feel pain along the outside of your thighs, your hips, or your knees. Runners World has some exercises here to help you stretch your IT band.
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 current discounts are for the Manurewa Fun Run/Walk, Wairua Warrior, Partners Life DUAL, The North Range Trio, and events in Australia.
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.
There have been no cancellations, postponements, date changes/corrections or late additions to the running calendar this week.
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 North Shore Coastal Challenge & the Mountain to Surf as shown above and you can find your photos here. Top left in the photos is TotalSport founder Aaron Carter, who ran at his own Coastal Challenge event for the first time! Nice one Aaron!! (And also the second time you've been mentioned in this week's newsletter...)
Have a great running week!