This week's newsletter has some information about the Buff® Pack Run Cap and the Fitletic range of running belts & arm bands, interesting articles, and discounts for premium members.
Buff® Pack Run Cap
This ultra-lightweight cap provides outstanding protection from the sun, with UPF50 fabric, and excellent moisture management, with two side panels of Fastwick Extra Plus fabric to enhance breathability and wick moisture away. Best of all, you can fold it, twist it, or pack it into a tiny ball and the Pack Run Cap will spring right back to its shape. Find out more and buy online here.
Fitletic offer an innovative product range for the walker to serious runner, offering running belts and arm bands for all occasions. Hydra 16 H2O on the go, designed to eliminate bounce, single handed access of bottles, 2x 8oz, water resistent pocket for phone and other valuables. Find out more and buy online here.
Get the most out of your long run for a better marathon
Journalist, author, coach and runner Matt Fitzgerald looks out how to get the most out of your long run in this article at Training Peaks.
How the sheer hell of ultrarunning led me to a strange peace
He was often on the verge of giving up such gruelling challenges, but eventually Adharanand Finn found that ultrarunning led him to a meditative state. Find out more here at The Guardian, and also check out his interview with Dirt Church Radio from a few weeks back.
Questions you should never ask a trail runner
Yes it's tongue-in-cheek and satire, but these points are pretty much all true. If you want to make friends with a trail runner, avoid these questions, unless you're one yourself in which case you'll probably talk about them for hours.
The runner's guide to gels
Love them or loathe them (I'm definitely in the latter camp), gels can certainly help you out for marathons and longer. This blog post at the Rock n Roll Marathon Series takes a look at how gels work and how to make them work for you.
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 for 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.
There are no cancellations, postponements, date changes/corrections or late additions to report this week - hooray!
Have a great running week!