Weekly Newsletter December 24th 2012

This is a copy of the weekly newsletter from the Australian Running Calendar sent by email on December 24th 2012 covering website information and events coming up over the next two weeks.

Website updates

I'm still working away at getting through various running clubs/groups calendars for 2013 to get them all loaded up. It's a big job and I loaded up over 70 of them last week and am continuing to plug away at it.

So what's in store for 2013? I'll finally get around to updating the website search function with proper multi-region searching, plus you'll also be able to search for team events, team relays, rogaines, women only events, obstacle courses, mud runs and so on.

I'll also develop a mobile app for smartphones so it's easier to check up on events from your iPhone, Android phone or Windows phone. It's likely that this will be ad-free, simply because it's too hard to put advertising on such small screens, and be supported by a small annual subscription fee (around the $10 mark).

Website listing updates, new events etc

Check out the the website homepage for a list of recently updated pages and events. There's a brief sentence describing what has been updated, which is usually a new event listing being created, dates for the next year's event added, distance corrections, or links added to the online entry page or PDF entry form.

Events coming up this week

Tuesday December 25th 2012 - Christmas Day
- Fanatics Christmas Day Half Marathon, 13K and 8K in Adelaide, SA

Wednesday December 26th 2012 - Boxing Day
- 2 Jetties Fun Run in Adelaide, SA - 8.4K
- Sydney Summer Series in Sydney, NSW - 45 minute orienteering/rogaine
- WAMC Parlouf Relay in Perth, WA - 30 minute 2 person relay

Saturday December 29th 2012
- Hobsons Bay Running Club 5K Handicap in Melbourne, VIC
- parkrun throughout Australia - 5K

Sunday December 30th 2012
- Tammin 2 Cunderdin Adventure Run in WA - 25K, 10K, 5K, 1K

Events coming up next week

Monday December 31st 2012 - New Year's Eve
- Dawnbusters Fun Run in Geelong, VIC - 5K
- Victorian Road Runners New Years Eve Fun Run in Melbourne, VIC - 8K, 4K
- WAMC New Years Eve Run in Perth, WA - 8K, 4K

Tuesday January 1st 2013 - New Year's Day
- Beyond The Black Stump in Berowra, NSW - 33K, 16K
- Mt Ainslie Run Up in Canberra, ACT - 2.2K

Wednesday January 2nd 2013
- Cairns Road Runners Time Trial in Cairns, QLD - 10K, 8K, 5K, 3K
- Sydney Summer Series in Sydney, NSW - 45 minute orienteering/rogaine

Saturday January 5th 2013
- Narrabeen All Nighter in Sydney, NSW - 12 Hour Solo/Team
- parkrun throughout Australia - 5K
- Portsea Twilight in Portsea, VIC - 7.75K, 3.75K, 100m Undie Run

Sunday January 6th 2013
- Bogong to Hotham Rooftop Run in VIC - 64K
- Summit to Sea in Adelaide, SA - 34K, 18.5K, 14K
- Surf T Surf in Warnambool, VIC - 10K, 6K, 3K
- Women's and Girls' Jogalong in Canberra, ACT - 6K, 3K, 1.6K

Until Next Week...

Have a great Christmas and fit some runs in when you can :) The final weekly newsletter for this year will be next week on December 31st.


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