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Weekly Newsletter 16 April 2019

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, our latest new discounts for premium members and a date correction for the Double Rainbow Trail Run.

Interesting articles

Rod Dixon's Kidsmarathon project
Rod Dixon has brought his progressive running programme called Kidsmarathon to New Zealand, to get children running to invigorate their bodies and minds and improve their health and wellness. Find out more in this article at TVNZ News.

7 strategies to prevent foot blisters
A blister is a fluid-filled sac caused by heat or friction and is a common complaint amongst runners and walkers. Very Will Fit has put together a list of 7 strategies to prevent blisters in this article. (I use toe socks myself, and haven't had inbetween toe blisters ever since I started using them.)

Why you're getting tight hip flexors and how to loosen them
Improving stride hinges on your hips. That’s because hip flexors - the muscles that allow flexion at the hip joint - play a huge role in fluid running, so a set of tight flexors can really mess with your mechanics. This article at Runners World has exercises to strengthen your hip flexors.

Running drills to improve cadence
Online coach Ben Pulham has four running drills to help improve your running cadence (how many times you step per minute) in this blog post.

event discounts

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 discounts added at the end of last week are for the Whangarei Run/Walk Festival and the Kerikeri Half Marathon. Check out all the full list discounts & membership info and sign up today!

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.

Date changes/corrections
- The Double Rainbow Trail Run is on 22 June, not the 8th as originally published (which was the provisional date)

Until next week

Have a great running week!