The Melbourne Runner
The official E-newsletter of the 2012 Medibank Melbourne Marathon Festival
Field of dreams
The 9000-field limit for The Coffee Club 10km has now been reached, while the Flight Centre Half Marathon reached its capacity six weeks ago. You can still enter in this year’s 35th Medibank Melbourne Marathon on October 14 and we are approaching an Australian record 7000 entries. There are also still spots available for the Asics 5.7km run and 3km non-competitive walk. All events finish inside the MCG. Enter at www.melbournemarathon.com.au
35th Anniversary Running Singlet
All Medibank Melbourne Marathon competitors this year will receive a 35th Anniversary Running Singlet. The singlet is to be collected prior to or on Race Day from the show bag area at the Active Feet Runners Expo. The singlet can be collected during the following times:
Thursday 11 October
8:00am - 6.00pm
Friday 12 October
7.00am - 7.00pm
Saturday 13 October
8.00am - 3.00pm
Sunday 14 October
Bose SIE2 and SIE2i
Bose® SIE2 and SIE2i sport headphones are the first Bose headphones specifically engineered for exercise. They offer the same acclaimed audio performance, comfort and stability as other Bose in-ear headphones, but they’ve been optimized with sweat and weather-resistance, greater durability and a colourfully distinct look. They’re compatible with most popular music players, including iPod and iPhone. The exclusive Reebok® fitness armband holds your device securely and comfortably in place during exercise—plus stores your headphones when your workout’s over.
Purchase from www.bose.com.au or a Bose reseller.
Medibank Melbourne Marathon Highlights Special
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.
Runners in this year’s Flight Centre Half Marathon will notice a minor alteration to their course which impacts the final two kilometres. Once half runners have looped under the Arts Centre and turned right from Linlithgow Avenue into St Kilda Rd, they will then make a right turn at Fed Square (Princes Walkway) and head past Birrarung Marr and up and over William Barak Bridge as Kerryn McCann did in the 2006 Commonwealth Games. Marathon runners will continue to use Wellington Parade South as their gateway to the MCG finish line.
Powerade Hydration Tip
As you train harder leading up to the Medibank Melbourne Marathon, it’s really important that you rehydrate after every training session to replenish fluids and fuel to get ready for the next training session. Did you know even though sweat rates vary considerably between individuals, voluntary fluid intakes during exercise generally only meet around 50% of fluid needs? So, most people finish training dehydrated. Powerade Isotonic can help you rehydrate efficiently because it contains water, electrolytes and carbohydrates.
For more information visit www.powerade.com.au
Can't get public transport to the event? Why not try carpooling?
The Melbourne Marathon has partnered with CoCoRide.com.au to provide a ridesharing (a.k.a. carpooling) service for runners. If you're doing the Marathon, Half Marathon or the 10k and can't get public transport to the start line, you can share a ride by jumping on to the CocoRide website and registering as either a driver or a passenger. It'll be a great way to save money on parking and petrol, meet fellow runners, share training ideas and reduce your carbon footprint.
Warming up in Berlin
Dubbo runner Jane Fardell ran a strong 2:46.23 to place 13th in the Berlin Marathon on the weekend. Fardell is a member of the NSW team entered to run Melbourne in less than two weeks time. Berlin’s women’s race was won by Ethiopia’s Aberu Kebede in 2:20.30, while Kenya’s Geoffrey Mutai narrowly missed the world record with his 2:04.15 time.
Sussan Women's Fun Run
Early bird entries are now open!
Thousands of women will once again run, walk or stroll 5km or 10km at Catani Gardens, St.Kilda on Sunday 2 December 2012. Every year it’s a majestic sight to see mothers, daughters, grandmothers and groups of girlfriends getting behind Breast Cancer Network Australia and creating a special girls day out that no woman should miss! Free training programs are available here for beginners to intermediate levels. All participants receive a free Sussan Women’s Fun Run T-Shirt!
Click here to enter: http://supersprint.com.au/events.aspx
Did you know?
Victorian Brendon Milgate set a race record for a wheelchair athlete in 1995. Milgate blitzed around the city-circuit in 1:41.07. Two past winners Ian Rohde and Ian Gainey are among the entries for this year’s 42.2km event.
REGISTER NOW AND JOIN US FOR A DAY OF ACTION PACKED EVENTS ON OCTOBER 14!