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Weekly Newsletter 9 April 2019

This week's newsletter has a bunch of new discounts available for TotalSport events and interesting articles. No date changes, cancellations, etc this week!

TotalSport discounts

Thanks to TotalSport we have 10% discounts for our premium members for the Steamy Huka, Taupo Marathon, Kinloch Off Road Challenge, T42 and Xterra Trail Challenge.

Check out our full list of discounts here, and upgrade to premium membership today to take advantage of discounts and additional website features.

Interesting articles

The Running Beast conquers Auckland's volcanoes
The weekend before last, Shaun Collins of Lactic Turkey ran all of Auckland's volcanoes, including a boat trip to run up and down Rangitoto and Browns Island! And he did it as a training run for the upcoming Riverhead Backyard Relaps... Find out more in this article at the NZ Herald.

Go Gym Buddy
This one's an app and not an "interesting article" as such - it's just been launched and helps you connect with training buddies when going to the gym, because we all know it's easier to do any form of exercise when you have someone else to help motivate you! Check it out at

How to calculate heart rate zones
Last week I shared an article about why you should be skeptical about your wrist-based heart rate; following up this week online coach Ben Pulham takes a look at why measuring heart rate is important and how to establish and calculate heart rate in zones in this article on his blog.

Faster and stronger: the basics of trail workouts
Coach David Laney looks at how to stretch your limits in a sustainable way and add enjoyment and variety to your trail running schedule by diversifying your training in this article at iRunFar.

Recently added and updated events

Recent updates
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.

While there were plenty of new events added since the last newsletter, there weren't any recent date changes, cancellations that I am aware of. Nice!

Until next week

Have a great running week! I'm working at this weekend's second annual Waterfront Half Marathon, which finishes off the five race Auckland Half Marathon Series for 2018/19.