This week's newsletter has interesting articles, discounts for premium members, the re-scheduled date for first race in the JD Duathlon Series and a couple of date changes/corrections to the running calendar.
10 top tips from running experts
This article at Stuff is from a few years back, but it popped again in my news feed the other day and is full of good tips.
Eliud Kipchoge's next attempt to break two hours
Eliud Kipchoge will attempt to break the two hour mark for the marathon again, this time in Vienna in October. He believes breaking the barrier will be like landing on the moon. Find out more at INEOS 1:59 Challenge website.
71-year-old smashed a half-marathon world record
And in age-group world record news, 71-year-old Jeannie Rice set a world record on August 10 running a 1:37:07 half marathon. She also holds the age group record for the marathon (3:27:50!) and will attempt to better it with the Berlin Marathon in just over a month. Find out more at Men's Health.
Are women better ultra-endurance athletes than men?
Ultra distance events are the great equaliser between men and women, thanks to women in general having a greater distribution of slow twitch muscle fibre which are more resistant to fatigue and more suited to endurance.
Find out more here at the BBC, in which Katie Wright gets a mention (winner of the ReLaps Ultra here in New Zealand), and it's probably one of the the only articles you'll read which refers to a marathon as a shorter distance!
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!
Our current discounts are for North Range Trio; Kinloch Off Road Challenge; 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.
- The JD Duathlon Series race which was cancelled on 11 August has been re-scheduled for 20 October, after the other two races in the series
Have a great running week!