This week's newsletter has a Givealittle appeal to help get Katie Wright to Big's Backyard Ultra in Tennessee, interesting articles and discounts for premium members.
Katie Wright was New Zealand's first winner of the "Last Person Standing" format and won an entry to the original race, Big's Backyard Ultra in Tennessee. Although she has won entry to the event, she still has to get there and that's where we all come in. Lactic Turkey has set up a Givealittle page to help raise $10,000 to help Katie get there and represent New Zealand.
It's only going to take a few dollars from enough people to get her there. Find out more and donate at https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/nzlastpersonstanding
Women's mile record broken for first time in 23 years
Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands broke the 23-year-old women’s mile world record on Friday when she clocked 4:12.33. Find out more at Reuters.
Running isn't damaging your knees
Sports Lab Physiotherapist Ryan Smith takes a look at how running is actually good for your knees, despite what all the naysayers say, and takes a brief look at some of the reasons for knee pain.
6 essential strength training exercises
Active has 6 essential strength training exercises for runners if you aren't already strength training regularly, or have no idea where to begin.
9 yoga stretches to release post-run tension
And on a similar topic, Runners World has some yoga stretches to help after your run.
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 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.
No cancellations, postponements, date changes or corrections this week!
Have a great running week!