Weekly Report March 23 2014

No news from Fiona or Aaron as yet, so we assume they are still ‘parents-in-waiting’. As soon as we hear anything we’ll let you know. We have quite a few articles to ‘link’ to this week, and if you are reading this, then it means Stan has checked my attempts and fixed anything that might cause his wonderful website to ‘explode’…..

Before I start with the articles, we received advice last night from Craig (who manages the ASB Centre) warning us that the Weetbix Try-athlon is on this Sunday, 23rd March, at the Aquatic Centre, and although this is at a different venue to us, he advises people (hopefully the parents/guardians and not the kids) will be parking from 6am with the event starting at 8.30am. There are about 2000 kids entered, so there will be a lot of cars parked around the area including at the ASB Centre, so you might want to arrive a few minutes earlier in case parking is a bit of a ‘challenge’ this week.

Motatapu Marathon:  I forgot to mention in last weeks report that Bill Frecklington completed this on 8th March – his time was 5hrs 23mins – this is an offroad marathon that starts near Lake Wanaka and finishes in Arrowtown. Bill intends to send an article in on his run soon, so we look forward to reading all about it.

Rotorua Marathon:  Rach and Davids training schedule is on the righthand side of this page, so check it out to see where & when you need to be this week. I mentioned last week that they intended doing a Makara Loop on the 30th, but as that date doesn’t suit some of their group that has been changed to the 5th (also, Mo has a group going this Saturday). They would like people to be self-sufficient, so do not need volunteers for drink stops, so if you were considering it, thank you, but you can go for your own run/walk instead.

If you haven’t seen the notice yet, and haven’t organised, click on accomodation, to view a couple of rooms Hamish French has available.

Also, Rob Julian has kindly supplied an article on Hydration specifically for the Rotorua marathon entrants, read A Wee Problem at the Rotorua Marathon.

Tararua Mountain Race:  Iain Atkinson has supplied an article on this years event, which was on Saturday, 8th March. TMR article. (I’m so glad someone listens to me!)

The Clarrie Gibbons results and photos can be accessed here – Stan has given you 2 options, the photos in a ‘gallery’ format https://wmc.org.nz/resources/photo-galleries or a slide show at the bottom of the Clarrie Gibbons Results post on https://wmc.org.nz/2014/results/2014-clarrie-gibbons-results. Stan advises that to speed the slideshow up, just select the image and it will rotate to the next one.

Kelly, Katrina’s daughter did a great job of these, especially considering she had just been at a school camp and was struggling to keep her eyes open!

DNA: Stan has found an article he thought you might be interested in having a read of:

A British runner is using her DNA information to uncover genes that make her susceptible to certain injuries and used to tailor a training and nutrition program for her.

Stan is sure he has the gene that makes him susceptible to (achilles) tendon injuries….

See http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/other-sports/9839186/Runner-uses-DNA-testing-to-improve-performance

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Phew! Hopefully I’ve remembered everything this week, and all the links work, as there is some good reading in them. See you Sunday – dodging ‘trying’ kids….


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