This week's newsletter has the ReLaps book competition winner, interesting articles, discounts for premium members and a date change for the Speight's West Coaster.
Riverhead ReLaps & Book competition winner
I didn't manage to run as far as I wanted at the Riverhead Backyard ReLaps Ultra and Relay, but it was still a lot of fun and I achieved 7 laps in total, which counted as 6 officially because I didn't finish the 7th within the hour. Denise Limby was the closest to 6 or 7 with a guess of 9, and has chosen Peter Snell and the Kiwis Who Flew as her prize. I'll have another book competition fairly soon to continue clearing out the Running Calendar bookshelf of pre-loved books!
WeRunFar Profile: Ali Pottinger and Kerry Suter
iRunFar caught up with Rotorua based Squadrun coaches Ali Pottinger and Kerry Suter in this interview.
Plank variations for a stronger core
A strong core is key to an injury-free, endurance athlete's body; the "core" is all the muscles of the lower trunk and pelvis, not just your abdominal area and back but also your hips, glutes, adductors and abductors too. Triathlete Allie Burdick shares 10 plank variations with photos in this article at Training Peaks.
All about trail races
If you're interesting in participating in some trail races, then check out this article at Trail Running Mag, which covers a lot of useful information, especially if you've mostly run at road races.
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 Manawatu Striders Marathon; Steamy Huka; Spartan Race Urban Sprint; Taupo Marathon; North Range Trio; Kinloch Off Road Challenge; Whangareri Run/Walk Festival; Xterra Waihi; Kerikeri Half Marathon; 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.
- West Coaster Trail Run & Walk is on 14 December, not the 7th as originally listed
Have a great running week!