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Training & News

Running in the Heat – A Medical Responders Perspective

This article addresses training in hot conditions from the perspective of a medical responder. It is a little sobering but does provide valuable advice to the athlete as well as a clear warning about the dangers you may face, particularly when high humidity is coupled...

Training in the Heat – Some good news

Yes, we all know how difficult and uncomfortable it is to train in the heat so why should we? Gyms are air conditioned (mostly) so why not simply avoid the heat and use their running, rowing, cycling, etc equipment to train? Easy solution you might...

Running in the Heat – Hydration and Nutrition basics

What to eat and drink when humidity is all around     This information is paraphrased from an article written by Rin Cobb, a Sports Dietitian specialising in endurance nutrition and published on the UK-based RunUltra website. Rin provides valuable insights into dealing with nutrition and hydration when...

Lose weight while running long

Weight loss is often a motivation for commencing exercise, or for increasing exercise levels to tune up for a big race or sporting event. Whatever the reason, fad diets are unlikely to be conducive to weight loss while retaining training efficiency (the Nutella pancakes above should not...

How Running Affects the Heart

Would you like the good news first? In general, we all know that exercise is supposed to be good for us however few of us really understand the reasons behind that premise. The following article authored by Tracy Beth Høeg  MD, PhD, a sports medicine fellow...

Adventurethon Clarence Valley Road to World Championships

The Adventurethon team, has been bursting at the seams to announce we’re continuing our partnership with Kathmandu Coast to Coast for 18/19. The Male and Female WINNER of the Clarence Valley Adventurethon (NSW) Ultimate Demolish, Ultra Distance (Ride, run and Paddle long course) Category will gain a free...

The Spiral – New MTB/CX Feature in Mackay -October 13th

The Mackay MAD MTB XC Race This October 13th as part of the New 3 stage Adventurethon offering will feature a Cyclocross style Feature  "the Spiral" The Spiral will feature in between laps of the 7km Purpose built Cross Country trails that the MADMTBC Call Home.   We...