Weekly Newsletter September 10th 2012

This is a copy of the weekly newsletter from the Australian Running Calendar sent by email on September 10th 2012 covering the current status of the website and events coming up over the next two weeks.

News and interesting articles

James Kueglar, a New Zealand athlete and coach who recently ran in the Inov8 Coastal Classic from Otford to Bundeena in NSW, wrote an interesting blog post titled "The Great Shoe Debate" looking at cushioned shoes vs minimalist shoes. Read blog.

On the topic of barefoot running shoes, Forbes looked at Vibram and their minimalist 5 Finger shoes, labelling them as "one of the best brands you've never heard of" and how the company is more interested in maintaing reputation than growing. Read article.

Website update

I added 24 new event listings and updated 13 last week; updates include adding dates for the following year's events, adding links to entry forms, and correcting things like start times etc.

I've modified the website homepage so it now shows the 50 most recently updated and added pages to the site with a short description of what's been changed. This will help you if you check back frequently to see what's been added and updated.

I had a bit of a brainwave last week, and managed to get a find of all events currently available to enter on the Register Now website (here) and found 29 events not listed on any other running calendar website. I'm now monitoring that list as well to keep on top of upcoming events, and have a couple of other registration websites to add to my monitor list.

This morning I've manually checked the events coming up over the next 4 weeks to make sure they are as accurate as possible and added links to online entry for several of them. Next week I'll push the manual check out to 6 weeks which I'll do every Monday morning. That plus the automatic processes I have in place to watch event websites should mean my website is as accurate and useful as possible.

As usual, if there any events you know of that are not currently listed on the website or the events to load page, feel free to send me an email with the details and ideally a website link to get more information.

Events coming up over the next two weeks

Note there are also the Parkrun weekly 5K runs on Saturday mornings; these have not yet been loaded into the website until I can make some technical changes behind the scenes. In the meantime you can find out more information from the parkrun website.

Friday September 14th 2012
- Moonlight Gorge Gallop at Barron Gorge, QLD - 5K, 3K, 2K

Saturday September 15th 2012
- Glasshouse 100 in Beerburrum, QLD - 100mile, 100K, 50K, 30K, 12K
- Greater Springfield Run For Life in Springfield, QLD - 5K, 1K
- Memory Walk and Jog in Illawarra, NSW - 7.5K, 2K
- Simpson Desert Ultramarathon - 650K over 15 days

Sunday September 16th 2012
- Avondale School Fun Run in Cooranbong, NSW - 10K, 3K, 1K
- Bairnsdale Running Festival in Bairnsdale, VIC - Half Marathon, 10.8K, 6K
- Brooks Spring into Shape Series in Melbourne, VIC - 14.8K, 8K, 4K
- Cairns Road Runners Team Challenge in Cairns, QLD - 5K Teams Challenge
- City Bay Fun Run in Adelaide, SA - 12K, 6K, 3K
- CQPhysio Group Spring Classic in Rockhampton, QLD - Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Kids 2K
- Fremantle Fun Run in Perth, WA - 10K, 5K
- Geelong Cross Country Club Half Marathon and 5K in Geelong, VIC
- I Love Frankston Fun Run in Frankston, VIC - 5K, 2.5K
- Salt Fun Run Series in Salt Village, NSW - 10K, 5K, Junior Dart
- Straddie Salute Multisport Festival on North Stradbroke Island, QLD - 8K
- Swanbourne Run for Fun in Perth, WA - 4K, 2K
- Sydney Running Festival in Sydney, NSW - Marathon, Half Marathon, 9K, 3.5K
- VCCL Presidents and Ted Paulin Over 40s Sealed Handicap in Melbourne, VIC - 6.5K

Tuesday September 18th 2012
- Black Mountain Run Up in Canberra, ACT - 2.6K

Wednesday September 19th 2012
- Sydney Corporate Cup in Sydney, NSW - 6K Team Event

Thursday September 20th 2012
- Corporate Cup Series in Melbourne, VIC - 3.8K

Saturday September 22nd 2012
- Frankston Relay For Life Midnight Marathon in Frankston, VIC
- Surf Coast Century in Anglesea, VIC - 100K Solo or Team Relay
- Tough Madder Sydney in Glenworth Valley, NSW - 19K approx
- Twilight Bay Run in Brisbane, QLD - Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Kids 1K
- Willoughby Fun Run in Sydney, NSW - 10K, 5K

Sunday September 23rd 2012
- Cairns Road Runners Canine Challenge in Cairns, QLD - 5K, 3K
- Centennial Park Ultra in Sydney, NSW - 100K, 50K
- Coffs Harbour Running Festival in NSW - Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, 3K
- Darby River Half Marathon in Wilsons Prom National Park, VIC
- Dingley Dozen Fun Run in Melbourne, VIC - 12K, 6K, 3K
- Hills Fun Run in Sydney, NSW - 8K, 4K, 2K
- Memory Walk and Jog at Port Macquerie, NSW - 7.5K, 2K
- Parkinson's Unity Walk in Adelaide, SA - 4.5K, 2.5K
- Run the Whitsunday Great Walk from Brandy Creek to Airlie Beach, QLD - 28K
- Salomon Trail Running Series at Anglesea in Melbourne, VIC - 14.6K, 7.9K
- Sri Chinmoy Melbourne at Yarra Boulevard, VIC - Half Marathon, 10K, 5K
- Tough Madder Sydney in Glenworth Valley, NSW - 19K approx
- Yurrebilla Trail Ultra in Adelaide, SA - 56K

Until Next Week...

Have a great running week!


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