The Melbourne Runner
The official E-newsletter of the 2012 Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival
Setting a cracking pace
A steady stream of entries continues to flow in for this year’s 35th Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival on Sunday October 14. Early indications are that it could be a historic event with an Australian record number participating, so don’t delay entering the marathon and take advantage of the cheaper Early Bird option, which saves you $20. If you don’t feel you can make 42.2km, then there’s also the Flight Centre Half Marathon, The Coffee Club 10km, plus an Asics 5.7km run and 3km walk event.
2012 Merchandise Now Available!
The 2012 Medibank Melbourne Marathon merchandise range, supplied by ASICS, is now available to be pre-order.
As well as the extremely popular Event Running Singlet, the 2012 range also includes ASICS jackets, polos, long sleeve and short sleeve running tee.
To place your pre-order for 2012 merchandise please click here.
Medibank Energy Balancer
Energy Balancer is an app from Medibank that helps you balance the foods you eat with everyday activities. Designed to complement your existing diet plans and exercise regimes, it helps you make healthier decisions.
You may be surprised with some of the results. For example, did you know that if you weigh 75kg and eat a meat pie, you'll need to do 1hr 41mins of gardening to balance out the calories?
Energy Balancer includes a wide variety of foods and diverse sports and activities including running and swimming.
See more on how you can balance calories here:
Gold medal performance
The Gold Coast Marathon on July 1 failed to produce the first sub-2:10 performance on Australian soil that organisers were hoping for, but it was still a record-breaking event with 5104 finishers the most ever in an Australian marathon, just eclipsing the 2010 Melbourne Marathon’s tally of 5072 finishers.
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Walker still tops
Brisbane’s Jonathan Peters was the first Australian home in the Gold Coast Marathon in 2:20.05 but 2007 Melbourne Marathon winner Rowan Walker, 42, continues to defy his age. Walker clocked 2:21.07 to be well clear of Victorians Geleta Wondwosen (2:26.17) and Jay Phillpotts (2:27.01). The first Australian female was Anita Keem (2:42.43) and a record 19 women broke three hours. The event winners were Ethiopia’s Alemayehu Shumye in 2:10.35 and Japan’s Kaori Yoshida (2:30.36).
Did you know?
Two-time winner Magnus Michelsson owned a house in Aspendale on the old Frankston to Melbourne course route that was used to supply water for the 12km drink station for the race from 2002-2006. In 2004 when Magnus was trying to win his second successive Melbourne race he went to make a pit stop at his own home only to find the door to his house was locked.
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATIONS ARE OPEN UNTIL THE JULY 29, REGISTER NOW AND SAVE!