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The Melbourne Runner
The official E-newsletter of the 2012 Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival

Last chance for discount
This weekend is your last chance to be an Early Bird and catch the discount worm for this year’s 35th Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival on Sunday October 14. The price of entries goes up by $20 for the marathon on July 30 with similar price rises in other events. So don’t delay and enter The Medibank Marathon, The Flight Centre Half Marathon, The Coffee Club 10km or the Asics 5.7km run and 3km walk event.

Compression Garment Research
Are you interested in a free pair of compression stockings and furthering the field of Sports Medicine research?
In association with Monash University Dr Armstrong is running a clinical trial looking into the benefits of compression stockings on recovery following the Melbourne Marathon. He is looking for 50 participants to perform a timed treadmill 2 weeks before and 2 weeks after the Melbourne Marathon.
You will be provided with free compression socks to wear following the Marathon.
For more information visit - www.mmcompressionstudy.com or email Dr Armstrong directly at drsarmstrong@gmail.com.

Half way there
Nathan Hartigan and Karinna Fyfe set course records in the Run Melbourne Half Marathon earlier this month. Ballarat Harrier Hartigan clocked 67.41 while Tasmania’s Fyfe ran 77.32. There is a limit of 10,000 on the field for the Melbourne Half Marathon and indications are that it will reach capacity by early next month. So tell your friends who are training for the half to hurry up and enter.

Ken ya believe it
Leonard Kipkoech wanted to run the Melbourne Marathon last year but the then 17-year-old was told by organisers he was too young. The Kenyan finished fifth in the half marathon in 65.08 in 2011, but now that he is of age, he will be back to run the marathon this October.

Did you know?
The London Olympic Marathon for women will get underway on Sunday week at 11am (8pm Melbourne time) which should be prime time viewing for all keen runners. The men’s marathon takes place at the same time one week later.

MEDIBANK HEALTHY TIP

TRAINING - Progressively increase your training distances. It’s advisable to do one long run at least once each fortnight, to the point that you have completed a single session totalling 25 - 35 km in the month before the marathon
Source: Medibank Online Health Hub

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