This week's newsletter has interesting articles, discounts for premium members, several event updates & late additions, and the latest from Photos4sale.
Wheelchair race a permanent fixture at ASB Auckland Marathon
On Friday there was confirmation that the ASB Auckland Marathon will include a wheelchair race permanently on the race schedule, after the success of last year's pilot event. Find out more in the press release.
10 tips to relieve hamstring tightness
It’s natural to think you should stretch out an achy hamstring, but when a muscle is tight because it's over-lengthened, stretching will not resolve the problem and may irritate it further. Runners World has 10 tips to prevent and treat tight hamstrings to help you out.
50km run and cycle for the 50 people who died in Christchurch
The 50 lives lost in the Christchurch terror attack were remembered in two sporting achievements in New Plymouth at the weekend with a 50km cycle and 50km run. Find out more in this article at Stuff.
4 training mistakes most marathoners make
Training for a marathon is a balancing act to fit everything in and get the right intensity to succeed, without overdoing it. Training Peaks takes a look at 4 training mistakes most marathoners make: obsessing over the long run; training at inappropriate intensities; inconsistent training; and unbalanced 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!
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.
- CYC Amazing Race in Christchurch scheduled for this Sunday has been cancelled due to the recent terror attack
- The Plunket Fun Runs have been postponed from April to May as a sign of respect after the Christchurch Terror Attack
Photos4sale had a super busy weekend and were at Ring of Fire, Spirited Women, Partners Life Dual, Oxfam Trailwalker, Northburn 100 Miler, and Heart and Sole! I even got involved this weekend and had to upload the photos from the Dual to the P4S servers on Saturday evening!! Find your photos from the weekend here.
Have a great running week!