This week's newsletter has interesting articles, discounts for premium members, postponement of the Mahana School Fun Run and Fiesta, late addition of the Purple Walk for Endometriosis Awareness in Hamilton and the latest from Photos4sale.
Increasing anger over Waitakere track closures
Auckland trail runners and trampers love the trails in the Waitakere Ranges, but they've been closed for some time now due to a disease which affects the trees called Kauri Dieback. Some tracks and being upgraded but the process is very slow and taking a long time. Newsroom takes a look at the increasing anger of Aucklanders being shut out of the forest in this article.
Have your say on Waitākere track reopenings
And continuing the theme from above, you have until Friday to have your sat on the Waitākere track reopenings. Find out more and have your say here at the Auckland Council website.
An introduction to hill training
Hill training is running repetitions up a slope, which provides resistance and results in your legs gaining strength and helps to improve your running technique. This article at the parkrun blog explains more about hill training and three sessions for you to incorporate into your training.
Two barbell movements every runner should know
Strength and conditioning coach Matt Pearce has two exercises with barbells to help you create a stronger upper body in this article at Training Peaks. Building uppper body strength is actually really useful as a runner, especially when running longer distances. I've personally never set inside a gym in my life, but maybe it's time because my upper body isn't anywhere like strong enough...
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 added just this morning is for the new Spartan Race Urban Sprint in Auckland on 2/3 August; check out all the discounts here, membership info 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.
- Mahana School Fun Run and Fiesta was postponed from 16 March 18 May due to fire risk
- Purple Walk for Endometriosis Awareness in Hamilton tomorrow
Photos4sale had a busy weekend here in New Zealand (Riverhead Rampage, Triple Peaks and Kirikiriroa Marathon) and also over in Australia (Bike Buller and the Warburton Trail Fest - photos for the latter available later on today). Check out your photos here at the Photos4sale website.
Have a great running week!