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Weekly Newsletter 29 October 2019

This week's newsletter has information and a discount offer for Manuka Performance, interesting articles, discounts for premium members, a new date for the The Runway Mile, return of the Health Run and Trout Fly Summer Series, and a couple of date changes to the running calendar.

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Interesting articles

Big's Backyard Ultra Results
When I sent out last week's newsletter, Big's Backyard Ultra was at 59 laps, and finished up just an hour later, with USA runner Maggie Guterl being the first woman to win the event in its 19 year history. Read more about the race and Maggie here at Trail Runner, and read Katie Wright's race report here at Facebook (no login required). Originally from the UK, Katie lives in Nelson and came 4th overall with 50 laps.

Run further without injury
Extra mileage can often lead to injury. Outdoors Radar explains how to up your miles without suffering the injury blues.

At 79, Sikh marathon runner still stacking up miles around Auckland's North Shore
Balbir Singh Basra turns 80 next March, and while many of his contemporaries have long since retired from work and strenuous exercise, Balbir piles on the miles around Auckland's North Shore training for his next marathon. Read more at TVNZ.

How to maintain your speed through the run
Your race is going great, you're on track to hit your goal time, and then the run slows you down. What can you do to stay strong-and fast_throughout the entire race? Active takes a look in this article. It's based on triathletes, but the most of the tips also work for those of us who just run.

event discounts

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!

Check out all the discounts & membership info and sign up today!

Recently added and updated events

Recent updates
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 Runway Mile in Whanganui was postponed from the original date of 8 September to 17 November

Date changes/corrections
- Mothers Day Fun Run/Walk in Paihia has changed from 10 May (Mother's Day) to 3 May (not Mother's Day)
- The Dargaville Fun Run/Walk has changed from 12 April to 4 October

Late additions/returning series
- Health Run in Christchurch tomorrow
- Trout Fly Summer Series returning to Rotorua from 7 November

Until next week

Have a great running week!