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Weekly Newsletter 14 May 2019

This week's newsletter has information about The Himalayan Trust Gala Dinner featuring Sir Ranulph Fiennes, interesting articles, discounts for premium members, and a couple of updates to the Running Calendar.

Interesting articles

In honour of Sir Edmund Hillary’s centenary year, you are warmly invited to: The Himalayan Trust Gala Dinner 17 July 2019 6.30pm to 11.30pm The Great Room at The Cordis Hotel, 83 Symonds Street, Auckland. Tickets include a three-course set menu, five-hour beverage package, presentations from Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Peter Hillary and our MC Te Radar, plus fantastic auction items and live music.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes is described by the Guinness Book of Records as "The Greatest Living Explorer" whose remarkable achievements include first to reach both Poles, first to cross the Arctic and Antarctic oceans, and first to circumnavigate the earth along its polar axis.

To find out more and purchase your tickets visit

Interesting articles

Reusable cups at Wellington Round the Bays
This year Wellington Round the Bays partnered with Globelet to become the first large-scale running event in Australasia to utilise reusable cups at all water stations. They'll continue to use the cups next year and Globelet will sponsor the half marathon for the next two years. Find out more at Sport Wellington.

Running doctor scores world-first for women
Katie Wright was the winner of the recent Riverhead ReLaps Ultra, becoming the first woman in the world to win an event using this particular format. Suzanne McFadden writes about her achievement here at The Locker Room.

Preparing for steep events when mountains aren’t available
Living in a place that’s flat shouldn’t negatively affect your chance of success in any race, including events with significant slopes. Ian Torrence puts some tips together here at iRunFar to help with training when you live somewhere flat.

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 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; along with events in Australia.

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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.

- The Taranaki Daily News Half Marathon is not happening in 2019 and will be replaced with a smaller event

Date changes/corrections
- Race 1 of the Opihi College Winter Duathlons has changed from 23 June to 7 July due to a road closure on the cycling route.

Until next week

Have a great running week!