Weekly Newsletter February 4th 2013

This is a copy of the weekly newsletter from the Australian Running Calendar sent by email on February 4th 2013 covering interesting articles, recently updated event pages, and events coming up over the next two weeks.

interesting articles

Walking is typically seen as the soft option in running races, however in an ultra its often the smart option. In a hilly race even the elites walk, the difference between them and the back of the pack runners is the amount of walking and the speed at which they walk. Mile 27 looks at when you should walk instead of run and how to train to be a faster walker. Read more.

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recently updated event pages

There have been a lot of updates since the last newsletter; these include adding online entry links to Running Wild Victoria events; adding dates for some Victorian Road Runners events for the year coming up; new dates and online entry for The Color Run and Dirt Fest.

Check the website homepage for these and more; the most recently updated pages show there for updates including adding new event dates, online entry, event corrections, etc.

upcoming events

Events this weekend

Saturday February 9th 2013
- Brian Blakeman Surveying in Alice Springs, NT - 5K
- Busselton Half Marathon, 10K and 5K in Busselton, WA
- Caboolture Historical Village Dusk to Dawn in Caboolture, QLD - 100K, 50K, 42K, 21K, 12 hour, 6 hour
- Geelong Multi Sport Festival Foreshore Fun Run in Geelong, VIC - 10K, 5K
- Mt Glorious Mountain Trails in Cedar Flats, QLD - 22K
- parkrun throughout Australia - 5K
- Strzelecki Fun Run in Jindabyne, NSW - 5K

Sunday February 10th 2013
- Brazilian Butterfly Queen of the Lake in Melbourne, VIC - 10K, 5K
- Cupid's Undie Run in Sydney, NSW - 1.5K
- Kosciuszko Run in Kosciuszko National Park, NSW - 22K Half Marathon, 11K
- No Fun Fun Run at Mt Baw Baw, VIC - 5K
- Perth Trail Series: Snakes N Ladders in Serpentine National Park - 14.9K, 11.8K
- Port Douglas Fun Run in Port Douglas, QLD - 5K, 3K
- Power Bar Fun Run Series in Victor Harbour, SA - 10K, 5K
- Strzelecki Walk at Kosciuszko National Park, NSW
- Sunshine Beach Run in Perth, WA - 5K, 3K, 1K
- Sydney Trailrunning Series: Manly Dam in Sydney, NSW - 10.2K
- The Color Run in Sydney, NSW - 5K
- WAMC Point Walter Run in Perth, WA - 16K, 5K

Events next weekend

Saturday February 16th 2013
- Bay Adventure Festival Summer Run in Shoal Bay, NSW - 12K, 6K
- Farm to Pub in Willaura, VIC - 16.4K, 8.2K, 5K
- Go the Tan in Melbourne, VIC - 3.87K
- Husky Fun Runs in Huskisson, NSW - 10K, 5K, 2K
- JORG Time Trial in Sydney - 4K, Kids 2K
- parkrun throughout Australia - 5K
- Stromlo Running Festival in Stromlo, ACT - 100K, 50K, 12 hour, 6 hour, 7.5K, 30 min Corporate Challenge
- The Rocks Series in Cairns, QLD - 5K, 3K

Sunday February 17th 2013
- Maroondah Dam Trail Runs in the Yarra Ranges, VIC - 50K, 30K, 6K
- SMC Road Race Series in Sydney, NSW - 30K, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K
- Sports Super Centre Series in Runaway Bay, QLD - 5K, Kids 1.5K, 1K, 500 metes
- Stromlo Running Festival in Stromlo, ACT - 30K, 10K
- The Color Run in Perth, WA - 5K
- Traralgon Harriers and Latrobe City Community Fun Run in Morwell, VIC - 5K, Kids 1.5K
- Upper Beaconsfield Tower Challenge in Upper Beaconsfield, VIC - 6K
- WAMC John Forrest Cross Country in Darlington, WA - 12.6K, 6K
- Yarra Bend Fun Run in Melbourne, VIC - 12K, 6K

Weekday events this week

- Mt Ainslie Run Up in Canberra, ACT - 2.2K

- Sunset Series in Melbourne, VIC - 8K, 4K
- Sydney Summer Series in Sydney, NSW - 45 minute orienteering/rogaine
- Waitangi Day Fun Run in Cairns, QLD - 10K, 5K, 3K, 1K

until next week

Have a great running week!

Best Running Regards,

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