Great Ocean Road Half Marathon.
We are lucky to have Sharon as one of our Ambassadors. Living on Victoria's wonderful surf coast, Wife, Mum, Nurse and Midwife, Sharon loves sharing pics from her regular coastal runs .
Sharon's first time doing the Great Ocean Road 23km run. "Loved every minute of it - how could you not with such beautiful views the whole way, and no blisters!"
Sharon is also looking forward to October when she and friends will be tackling the tough OxFam Trailwalker.
Sharon's Oxfam team is Girls weekend away 2.0 To support her Team's fundraising for OxFam, the link is
Sharon is definitely on the move: "We are very excited to be doing Oxfam Melbourne again. Following on from this myself & 3 girlfriends (including 2 from my Oxfam team) are heading to Tassie in November to do the Overland Track for my 50th birthday."
Meegana tackling Pacific Crest Trail
ArmaSkin Ambassador Meegana is heading from her small home town of Fredericksburg Virginia to the trail head of the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT)
The PCT spans a massive 4,265 kilometres (2,650 miles) from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon, and Washington. It is a National Scenic Trail. It reveals the beauty of the desert, unfolds the glaciated expanses of the Sierra Nevada, travels deep forests, and provides commanding vistas of volcanic peaks in the Cascade Range. The trail symbolizes everything there is to love—and protect—in the Western United States.
Legendary for bouts of extreme weather the PCT in 2021 hasn't disappointed. Hikers already on the PCT are experiencing 40C / 100F plus degree temperatures in the North Californian shade!!
Some only travel a few kilometres, while others complete the through hike in a single season. Tying the trail together is a community of volunteers and passionate outdoor enthusiasts called Trail Angels. Tired hikers may be rewarded with surprise stake outs of fresh water or treats.
We are wishing Meegana safe travels. If you'd like to see more of Meegana here's a neat PCT introductory video that she put together. In time she's likely to be posting PCT images on her Instagram page @meegana.hikes
West Highland Way (Scotland)
Mark and his mates have successfully completed Scotland's West Highland Way.
The West Highland Way stretches 96 miles (154 Km) from Milngavie to Fort William, taking in a huge variety of scenery along the way, from countryside parks to loch-shores and open moorlands to steep mountains.
Pretty colours, relatively clear trails and super friendly folks along the way. What an escape! This was the first time Greg had used ArmaSkin liner socks and happily reported being blister free over the journey.
There are many more stunning photos from the West Highland Way on Mark's instagram page @great_outdoors_scotland
As we noted in the last edition we were looking for a new agent to manage our Amazon USA sales.
Happily a new agent has been identified and they will be receiving stock to replenish the Amazon Fulfilment Warehouses, hopefully by the end of July.
Frankly we like to keep in touch with all our customers directly and using Amazon has the downside that Amazon locks customer information away for its own use. So please don't hesitate to contact us directly with your stories or questions about ArmaSkin.
We are sorry if the temporary stock out situation on Amazon has caused you difficulties. In the meantime please order on ArmaSkin.com and we will endeavour to get deliveries to you in as little time as possible.
AND, for USA customers we have another important announcement coming soon! WATCH THIS SPACE!
International Deliveries With Tracking
Recent delivery difficulties associated with greatly reduced international freight has put a spotlight on delivery certainty.
We have thus created an additional freight option in our on-line shop that provides tracking for overseas deliveries.
The new rate for delivery with tracking for up to 7 pairs of ArmaSkin is a flat rate amount of $19AUD. For 8-16 pairs the with tracking charge is $36AUD per delivery.
OxFam Trailwalker (Melbourne and Sydney)
We are pleased to announce that we are supporting Oli Strollers as well as Girls weekend away 2.0 in the coming Melbourne OxFam Trailwalker.
We'd love to hear from other Teams especially if they are in NSW.
If you are entering a Team please get in touch, firstname.lastname@example.org, and we'll see what we can do to help your efforts.
Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney
Friday 3- Sunday 5 September
Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne
Friday 8 - Sunday 10 October
For more details visit Oxfam.com.au
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Are you looking for a diversion?
Emergency Docs Podcast:
Check out highly recommend content provided by The Emergency Docs podcast! Not only because one of the creators is Alaina, one of our Ambassadors, but because the content is both entertaining and educational.
Here's a link to the most recent Podcast which is an interview with two Docs who've spent 11 years in Chad. It includes one of the most dramatic yet heart warming stories you'll hear. If you enjoy it, make sure you punch that LIKE button.
Duration 1 hr.
Wander Women on the PCT HIKING NOW!
Three 50 plus women hikers are Flip Flopping the PCT and giving regular Youtube updates on their progress.
And if you don't know, flip flop relates to doing a major trail within a year but completing sections out of order.
Kristy , Annette and Lynn are their names and they are real, no nonsense hikers. To be clear, the guess is they are not wearing ArmaSkin, mainly because they are proud of the fact that they are still using much of their gear that is 10 years old, which is way before ArmaSkin came along.
If you'd like a glimpse of what it is like on the PCT right now here's your chance, CLICK HERE
Duration ~20mins per update.
Happy 40th Birthday to WILD
WILD Magazine has turned 40! Over those 40 years WILD has delivered 180 issues with glorious colour features on Wild Adventures centring on Australia but including international adventures.
In this Special Anniversary edition you'll find:
- Wild’s 40-year history.
- Photo essay: 40 years of Wild Adventures
- Backcountry skiing in Tasmania
- Track Notes: Mt Zeil, How to climb the Northern Territory’s highest peak.
- plus much more
Here's a link if you'd like to get a WILD subscription for you or a friend.
FOR THE AVID HIKER:
ArmaSkin Hiking Magazine :
This is a FREE curated collection of Hiking articles!
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LATEST EDITION
If you are a BLOGGER or have an interest in reaching this community, we might very well include your material in our Magazine for free. Just email email@example.com to discuss.
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Stories from you, the happy wearers of ArmaSkin, are our most powerful learning and marketing tool. We thus encourage you to tell us about your experiences and adventures with ArmaSkin.
For your chance to win your choice of a pair of ArmaSkin liner socks simply email : firstname.lastname@example.org a picture of you on the go using an ArmaSkin product together with a short comment about the picture. Or you can #ArmaSkin in a social media post that could come to our attention.
If the picture is featured in a 2021 edition of ArmaSkin News the monthly prize is yours.
A big thanks to Mark for shouting out as an ArmaSkin fan on his recent West Highland Way hiking adventure. Our monthly ArmaSkin prize will be heading his way soon!
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