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

Half full up, so go the full distance or 10km
There’s just over seven weeks to go until the 35th Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival on Sunday October 14. That’s around 50 sleeps so if you haven’t already, now is the time to make the big commitment to the big event and enter The Medibank Marathon. Unfortunately The Flight Centre Half Marathon has now reached its 10,000 capacity and is sold out, but there is still quite a few spots left for The Coffee Club 10km or the Asics 5.7km run and 3km walk event. Enter at www.melbournemarathon.com.au

Integrated Health Physiotherapists



Intergrated Health Physiotherapists effectively treat pain and injury associated with running on a daily basis. Running injuries are common, in fact, it’s been reported that up to 80% of runners will sustain a lower limb injury, or suffer pain while running.
Common running injuries that Integrated Health Physiotherapists treat include pain in the hips, knees, ankles and feet.
Stretching over a FOAM ROLLER can help loosen the muscles that lead to many common running injuries.
As the official physiotherapy provider for the Melbourne Marathon, Integrated Health is offering a FREE FOAM ROLLER (worth $45) to the first 100 Melbourne marathon competitors who attend an initial physiotherapy consultation!
Simply visit www.integratedhealth.net.au to locate one of our 8 clinics across Melbourne! Call us to book an appointment to see one of our highly trained physiotherapists. They will find the cause of your pain and show you how to use the foam roller.

Active Melbourne
If you’re living or working in Melbourne and are looking for different places to train, have you visited the Active Melbourne website?
The City of Melbourne has a network of tracks and paths for you to enjoy and assist in getting you marathon ready. These include:

  • Fawkner Park (2.34 km)
  • Fawkner Park (2.45 km)
  • Fawkner Park/Shrine Reserve (6.21 km)
  • Fitzroy/Treasury Gardens (2.20 km)
  • Kings Domain/Tan Track (3.85 km)
  • Princes Park (2.09 km)
  • Princes Park (3.17 km)
  • Royal Park (3.81 km)
  • Royal/Princes Park (10.44 km)
  • Yarra Park (3.33 km).

For more information on these parks and gardens, including how to get there and what to see, visit melbourne.vic.gov.au/activemelbourne 

Milestones are tons of fun
This year’s Medibank Melbourne Marathon will be especially significant for three runners who will complete their 100th marathon. Papua New Guinea’s Dave Cannings, 55, has done almost every Australian marathon you could think of in the past five years with Geraldton, Toowoomba, Macleay River and Barossa among his collection. Queensland’s Paul Crouch-Chivers, 63, who ran his first marathon in Melbourne back in 1991 is running his ninth Australian marathon this year to complete the ton. And our local girl Jane Sturzaker will become just the third Australian female to clock up 100 marathons. Jane ran her first Melbourne back in 1997 as a 44-year-old.

Did you know?
Francis Kaszmarek has run the past 20 Melbourne Marathons using thongs as his chosen footwear with Dimmey’s ‘Hawaii’ and K-mart’s ‘Solutions’ his favourite brands. Francis and other memorable race-day stories are all part of a book to be released after this year’s 35th race, The Wall: History of the Melbourne Marathon 1978-2012. You can advance purchase the book online via our merchandise section.

MEDIBANK HEALTHY TIP

PERFORM - Apart from not wanting food in your stomach when you exercise, you get a natural insulin burst after a meal that can temporarily lower blood glucose (sugar) and impair your performance. You should not eat or drink anything much in the last 1.5 to two hours prior to performing. 
Source: Medibank Online Health Hub

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