Weekly Newsletter February 28th 2013

This is a copy of the weekly newsletter from the Australian Running Calendar sent by email on February 28th 2013 covering interesting articles, recently updated event pages, and events coming up over the next two weeks.

== Interesting articles ==

The Kindle Edition of "The Ultimate Guide For Running A Marathon" is available for free download at the moment from Amazon. I don't know if this book is any good or not, but you can't beat free! I don't know how long it will be free for so get in quick. You don't have to have a Kindle device to read the book; any smartphone or tablet with the Kindle app can read it.

The Running Blog at The Guardian posted their list of Ten of the Best Running Movies along with short YouTube clips, which include Forrest Gump, Prefontaine/Without Limits and Chariots of Fire. Whether or not these really are the best running movies is debatable, but worth having a look.

Half a century ago, American marathoner Buddy Edelen snuck out for a 40-minute run on his rest day. Edelen was the first man to break 2:15, yet he suffered the same crisis of confidence about taking days off that plague most competitive runners. Read more at the Runners World article "Recover Properly for Long-Term Results".

== Recently updated event pages ==

A couple of last minute updates to the website/events include the Alstonville Wollongbar Fun Run Challenge being cancelled (was to have been run on 09 March); the addition of the Sundowner Bush Rogaine this weekend in northern Queensland; and the Wild Traverse two day trek being postponed from this weekend to 06/07 April.

Check the website homepage for other recently updated events; it shows what's been updated such as adding new event dates, online entry, event corrections, etc.

== Upcoming events ==

Events this weekend

Friday March 1st 2013
- Wild Women On Top Sydney Coastrek in Sydney, NSW - 100K, 50K

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
- Sundowner Bush Rogaine in Koah, QLD - 15 hour, 9 hour
- 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

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
- Sundowner Bush Rogaine in Koah, QLD - 3 hour
- 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
- Women and Girls Fun Run in Canberra, ACT - 5K

Events next weekend

Saturday March 9th 2013
- Baw Baw Trail Run Festival at Baw Baw Alpine Resort - Marathon, Half Marathon
- Fun Run Wollongong in NSW - 5.4K, 3.6K
- parkrun throughout Australia - 5K
- The Six Foot Track Marathon in the Blue Mountains, NSW - 45K

Sunday March 10th 2013
- Australian Grand Prix Run in Melbourne, VIC - 10K, 5K
- Barron Gorge Trail Race near Cairns, QLD - 18K, 11K
- Baw Baw Trail Run Festival at Baw Baw Alpine Resort - 12K, 5K
- Centralian Sports Run/Walk in Alice Springs - 4K
- Cobram Show Fun Run in Cobram, VIC - 10K, 5K
- Coburg 6 Hour Run/Walk in Melbourne, VIC
- Dirt Fest New South Wales in Snowy Mountains, NSW - 12K, 4K, Mud Rats Kids Fun Run
- Esther Fiesta Fun Run in Perth, WA - 5K
- International Women's Day Fun Run/Walk in Brisbane, QLD - 5K
- King Island Imperial 20 on King Island, TAS - 32K, 2x16K, 8K, 4x8K, 2x4K, 4x2K
- Leading From Within Back on Track Fun Run in Shepparton, VIC - 10K, 5K
- Mallacoota Fun Run in Far East Gippsland, VIC - 20K, 10K, 5K, 2.5K
- Mt Bogong Conquestathon in VIC - 20K
- Nerang State Forest Trail Race in Nerang, Gold Coast - 50K, 25K, 15K
- Pancake Run for SIDS and KIDS in Dalyellup, WA - 10K, 5K, 3K
- Port Macquarie Running Festival in NSW - Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, 4K, Kids 4K and 2K
- Reclink Great Western Ultra in Werribee, VIC - 60K Solo, 21K Team
- Sri Chinmoy Sydney at Iron Cove, NSW - 14K, 7K, 4K

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!

Best Running Regards,

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