The Melbourne Runner
The official E-newsletter of the 2012 Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival
It was great to see so many entrants getting the cheaper early bird rate for this year’s 35th Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival on Sunday October 14.
With 11 weeks to go, there are already more than 5000 entries for the marathon alone which means we are on pace for a record field - the largest ever marathon field in Australia was 6867 entrants in 1983.
Race day is even more enjoyable when you have prepared properly so make sure you gradually build up your long Sunday runs to at least 25km or get along to our Asics Training Series.
Go to www.melbournemarathon.com.au for more details.
Run with the Stars of Channel 9!
Channel Nine is a proud supporter of the Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival.
Look out for your favourite Channel Nine stars along the way… you may well be running alongside the Nine News team of Alicia Loxley or Tony Jones.
From all of us at Channel Nine we wish you the best for the Medibank Melbourne Marathon.
The one hour Medibank Melbourne Marathon highlights special will air on Channel Nine on Sunday 4 November at 11am.
The Lightest Nimbus Ever
The new Gel Nimbus 14 is lighter than ever before. This provides the shoe with an outstanding responsive feel and ride while still delivering balanced cushioning. The new Gel Nimbus 14 was recently named Editors Choice in the July 2012 edition of Runner’s World Magazine. For stockists, go to www.asics.com.au/store-finder
In the early days of the Melbourne Marathon there was no age limit and in 1984 there were 163 entrants who completed the 42.2km under the age of 18.
Our resident historian Chris Muirden would like to hear from anyone who has any details on three talented youngsters who ran exceptional times.
Paul Gojkovic ran 3:31.10 as a seven-year-old in 1981, Jacqui Gilmour ran 3:13.12 in 1981 and 11-year-old C Driver ran 3:09.27 in 1982.
If you can help him with any information, please contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Did you know
Essendon and Collingwood great Des Tuddenham ran the first Melbourne Marathon in 1978 in a time of 3:26.49. St Kilda Brownlow Medallist Ross Smith also ran that year and finished in 3:45.47.
MEDIBANK HEALTHY TIP
TRAINING - Rest and recover. Stretching before and after running, adequate sleep, healthy meals and recovery periods between hard training sessions will help you prepare most effectively
Source: Medibank Online Health Hub
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