Tuesday Tunes‬ #267 – Have an Apple

Have an Apple
❝ The “Apple Bump” is real. Whether Apple just has a knack for picking songs that are destined to become popular or the tech giant really has that much influence over the music industry, songs featured in Apple commercials have a way of becoming popular overnight. ❞Digital Trends

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Wings for Life World Run 2018

Event: Wings for Life World Run – Melbourne
Distance: ? ? km – when do you get caught?
Stay ahead of the Catcher Car
Date: Sunday 6th May 2018
Location: Hawthorn to ?
Organised by: Wings for Life World Run

With a radical concept, the Wings for Life World Run is a global race with a difference. Instead of a finish line, runners and wheelchair competitors – from beginners to elite athletes – race side by side to keep ahead of the Catcher Car.
Participants in all locations worldwide will start the Wings for Life World Run at precisely the same time – whether that’s dawn in North America, the middle of the day in Europe, or at night here in Australia. The Melbourne start time is 21:00 making for an exciting night running experience!
The Catcher Cars take off 30 minutes after the start at 15km/h and steadily increase their speed, precisely synced across the globe, until the last participants have been caught.

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This weeks links (2018-05-07)

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Running:

* Wings for Life World Run 2018 (Full broadcast)

Cycling:

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Some reading/listening:

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May-04

May the fourth be with you. #starwarsday

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Great Train Race 2018

Event: Puffing Billy Great Train Race 2018
Distance: 13.5km
Date: Sunday 29th April 2018
Location: Belgrave to Emerald
Organised by: Puffing Billy Railway

Puffing Billy’s Great Train Race on Sunday, 29 April 2018 is a 13.5km race against the iconic Puffing Billy Train through the Dandenong Ranges starting from Belgrave, Victoria.
Discover the wonder and awe of this running event in Melbourne’s Dandenong Ranges, now in its 37th year. The race route takes runners through fernglades and hills, along tarmac roads and multi-purpose trails competing against Australia’s favourite steam engine.
The Great Train Race is an annual fundraiser for the Puffing Billy Preservation Society – 2018’s contribution will go towards the Menzies Creek Museum redevelopment project.

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This weeks links (2018-04-30)

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Running:

* Parkrun makes us fitter, but can it make us happier as well? (2018-Apr-) [The Guardian]
In a new study by Glasgow Caledonian University of more than 8,000 people, 89% said that participating in parkrun has made them happier, with an overwhelmingly positive impact on their mental health. ❞ #parkrun

* parkrun: the 5-kilometre community (2018-May-01) [The Stand | UoW]

* Exercise can prevent depression, study finds (2018-May-01) [ABC News]

Cycling:

* 2018 Giro d’Italia. Friday, May 4 -> Sunday, May 27. Restricted to Foxtel/Eurosport in AUS.
http://www.steephill.tv/giro-d-italia/

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Wednesday WIN (2018-Apr-25)

Salomon TV | Burro Racing
Pack Burro Racing is a sport indigenous to the State of Colorado with origins that are steeped in legend. In a typical burro race, a runner and a burro (donkey) travel a prescribed course together, with the runner leading the burro on a rope. Riding of the burro is not allowed. In fact, the human may carry the burro, but the burro may not carry the human. Trail Runners, Max King and Ryan Sandes, decided to travel to Colorado and enter the 69th Annual Burro Days 30 Mile World Championship Pack Burro Race. After all… How hard can it be?

THE LOST COAST – DIRECTOR’S CUT
In March 2018, I had the opportunity to work with two of my ultra-running idols, Dylan Bowman & Rickey Gates. Dylan’s goal was to set the fastest known time on the Lost Coast Trail – a time previously set by Rickey Gates and Leor Pantilat. The trail is 56 miles long, features rugged cliffs and mountains with 10,000ft of gain as well as a long sandy beach section where you have to race the tide or risk serious danger.

This is Salomon #RunningCamp2018
12 runners. 6 days. 2500 kms. 176K meters of vert. 1 dream island. Although the numbers are pretty mindblowing, Salomon Running Camp is always a lot more about simple stats. It’s about camaraderie, adventures & good times. It’s the elite team getting together, catching up and running their brains out.

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