This week's newsletter has interesting articles, discounts for premium members, late additions of the Eastside Riverpath Series, Smith & McKenzie Fun Run/Walk Series, and the Corsair Bay Foot/Kayak/Swim Rogaine.
Meet TrainingPeaks ambassador Claire Badenhorst
Claire Badenhorst is a triathlete and a researcher at Massey University in Auckland. TrainingPeaks had a chat with her about her background in triathlon and physiology research as well as her goals and training. Claire also works with me at Running Events, and if you ran at the Tauranga Half/Marathon in the weekend, you may have seen her on the lead bike and then out and about on the course.
Extreme athleticism is the new midlife crisis
Elemental takes a look at how and why middle aged people are flocking in record numbers to intense workouts and challenging races.
Athletics New Zealand team finalised for 2019 IAAF World Champs
Athletics New Zealand confirmed a team of 13 athletes for the 2019 IAAF World Championships in Doha, Qatar a week ago, and then managed to get some additional invitations for events. It starts this Friday and runs until Sunday 6 October.
5 speed workouts to get faster
Coach David Roche looks at how developing your speed is a good way to improve performance at all distances at Trail Runner Magazine.
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!
Current discounts available 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
- Australian events: Beach Warrior; Spartan Race Trifecta & Hurricane Heat in Victoria; Spartan Urban Sprint in Melbourne; and get a free t-shirt at the Summit Survivor!
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.
Have a great running week!