Weekly Newsletter February 20th 2013

This is a copy of the weekly newsletter from the Australian Running Calendar sent by email on February 20th 2013 covering interesting articles, recently updated event pages, and events coming up over the next two weeks.

interesting articles

Not necessarily running related, but here's a dozen super strange fitness gadgets including leg weight calf sleeves, the treadmill bike and velcro soled shoes with a velcro mat for resistance training. Check them all out here.

The TrainingPeaks blog posted "Five things athletes do to create success": they get real; they believe in being their best, rather than being the best; they build consistency with small sustainable changes; they hang out with good apples; they have grit. Read the full article.

IronChicks posted "Five signs that you might be overtraining" by pointing out the importance of rest days and then a list of overtraining signs: swearing at cars; being irritable; unable to finish a training session; constantly feeling tired; and decreased immunity and/or getting injured. Read the article here.

recently updated event pages

As usual, plenty of updates. I won't bore you with a big list of them here, but instead encourage you to check out the website homepage on a regular basis (at least once a week) to find what's been added and updated, so you don't miss out on any great events.

The website homepage lists the most recently updated pages, showing what's been updated such as adding new event dates, online entry, event corrections, etc.

upcoming events

Events this weekend

Saturday February 23rd 2013
- Bash around Barrabadeen Bush Rogaine near Tinaroo, QLD - 1 hour
- Dirty 30 Sweaty 60 Adventure Run near Tinaroo, QLD - 60 min, 30 min
- Hobsons Bay Running Club 5K Handicap in Melbourne, VIC
- Kings of the Sand in Sydney, NSW - 7K
- Narrowneck Night Run in Katoomba, NSW - 20K, 14K
- Orange Colour City Running Festival in Orange, NSW - 2K Junior Dash
- parkrun throughout Australia - 5K
- Tear around Tinaroo 1hr Metrogaine in Tinaroo, QLD
- Try Orienteering at Barrabadeen, QLD - 55 mins, 25 mins
- Vic Orienteering Event at Mt Baw Baw, VIC

Sunday February 24th 2013
- Berwick Show Charity Fun Run/Walk in Berwick, VIC - 2 hours, 5K
- Nile 10 Mile in Evandale, TAS - 10 Mile, 5K, 1K
- Orange Colour City Running Festival in Orange, NSW - Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K
- Perth Trail Series: Qi Gong in Wungong Regional Park - 14.1K, 10K
- River Run in Geelong, VIC - 10K, 5K
- Splash n Dash Festival in Wollongong, NSW - 5K, 2.5K
- Sri Chinmoy Melbourne at Yarra Boulevard, VIC - 15K, 10K, 5K
- Sri Chinmoy Sydney at Centennial Park, NSW - 14K, 7K, 4K
- WAMC Christ Church Run in Perth, WA - 12K, 5K
- Wangaratta Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Kids 2K in Wangaratta, VIC
- Warburton Up and Running in Warburton, VIC - 10K, 5K, Kids 2K
- Wyndham Rotary River Fun Run in Werribee, VIC - 10K/5K Run, 8K/4K Walk

Events next weekend

Saturday March 2nd 2013
- Centralian Sports Run/Walk in Alice Springs - 4K
- Lark Hill Dusk to Dawn Ultramarathon at Port Kennedy, WA - 100K, 50K
- parkrun throughout Australia - 5K
- Samurai Challenge in Lake Mountain, VIC - 15K
- Spartan Race in Wonthaggi, VIC - 7K
- Sydney Striders 10K Series in Sydney, NSW
- The Rocks Series in Cairns, QLD - 5K, 3K
- Victorian Baptist Fun Run in Kilsyth South, Melbourne, VIC - 16K Team or Solo, 11K, 6K
- Victorian Road Runners Tan Handicap and Breakfast in Melbourne, VIC - 8K, 4K
- Wild Traverse in Blackwood and Lerderderg State Park, VIC

Sunday March 3rd 2013
- Cardinia Life Fun Run in Pakenham, VIC - 10K, 5K
- Carina Canter in Brisbane, QLD - 4K, 2K
- Cohuna Bridge to Bridge in Cohuna, VIC - 6.5K
- Congupna Primary School Run 4 Fun in Congupna, Victoria - 10K, 5K, 3K, Kids 1K
- Convicts and Wenches Trail Run at Narawntapu National Park, TAS - 50K, 2x25K, 25K, 10K, Kids 4K
- Launceston Womens 5K
- Leafy Sea Dragon Race n Ramble in Normanville, SA - 10K, 5K
- Rotary Family Fun Runs on the Bellarine Rail Trail in Bellarine, VIC - 17K, 17K Relay, Kids Events
- St Vincent's Scrub Run in Melbourne, VIC - 5K
- Sydney Summer Series in Sydney, NSW - 45 minute orienteering/rogaine
- The Chronicle Peak 2 Park in Toowoomba, QLD - 10K, 4K
- WAMC Swan Twilight in Perth, WA - 5K
- Wild Traverse in Blackwood and Lerderderg State Park, VIC
- Women and Girls Fun Run in Canberra, ACT - 5K

Weekday events this week

- Sunset Series in Melbourne, VIC - 7.2K, 3.6K
- Sydney Summer Series in Sydney, NSW - 45 minute orienteering/rogaine

until next week

Have a great running week!

Best Running Regards,

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