This week's newsletter has interesting articles and discounts for premium members. There are no cancellations, postponements, etc this week - hooray!
Running uphill for the good of the mind
New Zealand adventurer, mountain runner and mental health advocate Mal Law is running 1,000,000 vertical feet in 2019 to raise money for the mental health foundation and to start conversations about the role outdoor exploration can have in improving mental health. Radio New Zealand spoke to him last week, which you can listen to here.
New half marathon world record
Geoffrey Kamworor knocked 17 seconds off the world record at the Copenhagen Half Marathon on Sunday! Find out more at the IAAF.
5 things to know about Eliud Kipchoge’s attempt to go sub-2
And in a similar theme, Eliud Kipchoge is going to attempt to run a sub two hour marathon again this October. Runners World has five things you need to know, which includes it not being eligible as a world record due to a rotating group of pacers.
The only 3 things you need to know to begin running
Dumb Runner is a satirical running website, but this time they've actually posted some excellent advice here, especially when you first start running.
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Our current discounts include:
- New Zealand events: Christchurch 10km Night Series: Road; Santoft Forest and Beach Half Marathon; Kawerau King of the Mountain; Valley Ultra; Xterra Waihi; Kerikeri Half Marathon.
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No cancellations, postponements, date changes or corrections this week!
Have a great running week! I was working at Lactic Turkey's Wild Auckland trail run at Muriwai last weekend (if you ran, I was the guy enthusiastically marshalling the turn about 2kms from the finish, waving the Lactic Turkey marker flag in the direction you were turning) and will be at the Tauranga Marathon this weekend working for Running Events. I'll be on The Mount track while you're running through. All the best to everyone running or walking! Then it's the Devonport Half Marathon the following weekend...