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Weekly Newsletter 21 May 2019

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, a look at the location based searching function for premium members, cancellation of the Lincoln University Off Road Walk/Run & Kahuterawa Classic, and the new date for the postponed Bay of Islands BEAST.

Interesting articles

Roger Robinson: runner, commentator, literary scholar
Stuff caught up recently with Roger Robinson about running and his latest book "When Running Made History". Also check out the recent Dirt Church Radio interview with Roger.

Drills to improve stride length
After covering drills to improve cadence a few weeks back, online coach Ben Pulham now covers 4 drills to improve stride length, including videos to show you how.

Hiking training for trail runners
I love how this article starts, talking about how walking when trail running isn't sexy, but it's something we need to do. So David Roche shares some tips about how to train for walking when trail running at Trail Runner.

event discounts

This week I'm going to highlight one of the features of the website when you sign up as a premium member: location based searching.

You can search for events by region (e.g. Northland, Canterbury, Otago) but this gives you a pretty broad geographical area.

Premium members can use location based searching to search within a specific number of kilometers of an address or location. Open up the search form, type in a km distance and then start typing a location into the location box to do an auto-complete location search. This could be your actual address, your suburb or some other nearby location.

This is a great timesaver and I use it all the time myself to find events near to me.

You can watch a screencast of this here and find out more about premium membership here.

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.

- Lincoln University Off Road Walk/Run scheduled for this Sunday has been cancelled
- The Kahuterawa Classic is not happening this year

- The Fullers Greatsights Bay of Islands BEAST was originally scheduled for 6 July but was postponed due to a landowner change; the new date is 24 August and entries are open

Until next week

Have a great running week!