This week's newsletter has interesting articles, discounts for premium members, a date change for Red Bull Defiance, and late addition of the Egmont Village MidWinter Fun Run & Walk.
The first female Nike athlete was most likely a New Zealander
The Spinoff has a look at Anne Audain, who accepted prize money for winning a race in 1981 and in doing so was banned for life from competing at IAAF events. The prize money was put up by Phil Knight and his new shoe label Nike, and she subsequently became a Nike sponsored athlete. Find out more here.
The definitive guide to achilles tendinitis
The achilles tendon connects the two major calf muscles, and is forced to work too hard under stress which can cause irritation or inflammation, known as achilles tendinitis. Runners World takes a look at the symptons, common causes, treatment and prevention.
5 things not to do on race day
Clinical Exercise Physiologist and Running Coach Angela Bekkala takes a look at 5 things not to do on race day at Active's blog.
Otago University Student ran 1700km over 365 days for mental health
Dragging himself out the door for a run every day for a year came as a challenge at times for Aidan Barbour-Ryan, but the overbearing determination to make a difference pushed him outside. Find out more in this article at Newshub.
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!
We currently have discounts available for Double Rainbow Trail Run; TrailNav Shakespear; Steamy Huka; TrailNav Riverhead; Spartan Race Urban Sprint; Taupo Marathon; TrailNav Waitawa; North Range Trio; Kinloch Off Road Challenge; Whangareri Run/Walk Festival; Santoft Forest and Beach Half Marathon; Kawerau King of the Mountain; Xterra Waihi; Kerikeri Half Marathon, as well as 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.
- Red Bull Definance has changed from 18/19 January to 28/29 March and entries open in August
- Egmont Village MidWinter Fun Run & Walk on 23 June
Have a great running week!