This week's newsletter has interesting articles, discounts for premium members, a date change/correction for the Routeburn Classic and return of the Devonport Jets Run.
parkrun turned 15 last week
Six million people are signed up in 21 countries for an event where it really is the taking part that counts. Read about how parkrun started 15 years ago and some of its history here at The Guardian and find a parkrun near you - there are currently 29 locations around New Zealand.
Camille Buscomb hails 'awesome week' at world track and field championships
Camille Buscomb set three PBs at the World Champs last week and qualified for the Tokyo Olympic Games in the 10,000m and 5,000m. Find out more at Stuff.
Coach Alberto Salazar hit with 4 year doping ban
Marathon great and coach Alberto Salazar has long had a reputation for jeopardizing the health of his runners with an aggressive regimen of supplements and infusions and has now been banned for 4 years for doping. Find out more at Deadspin.
5 common mistakes when training for a half or full marathon
I'm bound to have shared this article before, as it's from a few years ago, but the lessons in it are always good to remember especially the testing your clothes and shoes ont (aka never try anything new on race day). Check it out here at Training Peaks.
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: Santoft Forest and Beach Half Marathon; Kawerau King of the Mountain; Valley Ultra; Xterra Waihi; Kerikeri Half Marathon.
- Australian events: 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.
- Routeburn Classic is on 25 April, not the 26th as originally listed
Late additions & returning series
- Devonport Jets Run returns on Wednesday 23 October
Have a great running week!