This week's newsletter has interesting articles, discounts for premium members and a date change for the third event in the Marlborough Fun Duathlon Series.
Swimrun: how a drunken bet became worldwide sport
Swimruns started in Sweden in 2006 after a drunken bet between friends to run and swim between islands and has now exploded to over 500 events around the world. Check out the video article here at the BBC and upcoming swimruns in New Zealand.
Runners share 23 small training tips that changed everything for them
Self.com has compiled a list of 23 training tips, such as taking time to walk during long runs, sign up for a race (and you know where to find them!) and run for time instead of distance.
An introduction to crewing an ultramarathon
Crewing can be a way to get an idea of what it's like to run an ultra marathon, learn more from other runners, or just get out there to help someone else and have fun while they're suffering! iRunFar explains what crewing is and how to go about it in this introduction to crewing.
6 balance exercises to strengthen your ankles
Ankle excercises can strengthen the tendons and ligaments around the ankle joint, and improve body balance and body-in-space awareness. Check out Active's 6 exercises to strengthen your ankles.
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 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.
Note that with the start of the month yesterday, many events have opened up entry and there have been a lot of updates on the recent updates page in the last 24 hours, so be sure to check them out.
- The 3rd event in the Marlborough Fun Duathlon Series has changed from 14 to 21 July
Have a great running week!