Weekly Newsletter March 12th 2013

This is a copy of the weekly newsletter from the Australian Running Calendar sent by email on March 12th 2013 covering interesting articles, recently updated event pages, and events coming up over the next two weeks.

Please note that there was no newsletter last week. Due to other work commitments, I wasn't able to keep on top of updating event listings in the last couple of weeks and I can't really send out a newsletter until I'm happy that I've checked all events coming up in the next two weeks and made sure the calendar is as accurate as I can make it at a given point in time. Regular website updating has resumed and I shouldn't fall behind like this again.

== Interesting articles ==

The Tarawera Ultramarathon is on in New Zealand on Saturday and I have a particular interest in this event, because I will be running in the 100K. Paul Charteris, the race director, has managed to attract an excellent field in both women's and men's events. iRunFar has previews of the men's races and women's races, and Ultra 168 covers the change of course due to extreme fire risk.

I ran in the 85km race last year and have stepped up to the 100km this year. With the course change, it's going to be somewhat harder but I know I'll still have a great day and expect to finish in something like 14 to 15 hours in probably the last 1/2 to 1/3 of the field.

I was at the library yesterday morning getting books out with my 3 year old son when I spotted "An Accidental Athlete" by John "The Penguin" Bingham. If you've ever read Runners World Magazine you'll have seen his columns there. I got the book out and will start reading it once I've finished Mal Law's book. The point of writing about this here is to share a page of quotes by John about running.

== Recently updated event pages ==

As noted at the start of this newsletter, I fell behind in keeping listings up to date but am now on top of things. I've updated/created 50+ event listings yesterday and today (and probably checked another 75 or so) and am now on top of events coming up in the next few weeks. There will be a lot more updates in the next week too, so...

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

== Upcoming events ==

Events this week

Wednesday March 13th 2013
- Sydney Summer Series in Sydney, NSW - 45 minute orienteering/rogaine

Thursday March 14th 2013
- Corporate Cup Series in Melbourne, VIC - 3.8K
- Victorian Road Runners Twilite Tan Time Trial in Melbourne, VIC - 8K, 4K

Friday March 15th 2013
- Asics Mooloolaba Twilight Run in Sunshine Coast, QLD - 5K
- Foreshore5 in Newcastle, NSW - 5K

Saturday March 16th 2013
- JORG Time Trial in Sydney - 4K, Kids 2K
- Keeping Kids On Track Fun Run in Kilcunda, VIC - Half Marathon, 15K, 10K, 5K, 3K
- Kokoda Grunt at Lake Maroon, QLD - 15K, 5K
- La Sportiva Mountain Running Series No 2 - Alpine Challenge in VIC - 160K, 100K Solo/Relay, 60K
- Lithgow King of The Mountain Race in Lithgow, NSW - 4.4K
- parkrun throughout Australia - 5K
- Raw Challenge at Barrington Tops, NSW - 8K Obstacle Course
- Rollercoaster Run at Mount Dandenong, VIC - 43K, 21.5K
- SDAC Winter Series at Grays Point, NSW - 8K, 5K, 3K, 2K, 1K
- Spartan Race at Razorback Ridge, NSW - 7K
- The Rocks Series in Cairns, QLD - 5K, 3K

Sunday March 17th 2013
- Lake St Clair Shadow Lake Circuit in TAS - 13K
- Lone Dingo Cross Country in Alice Springs - 6K, 3K
- Numurkah Wetlands Fun Run in Numurkah, VIC - 10K, 5K, Kids 2K, Kids 1K
- Old Beechy Rail Trail Fun Run from Barongarook to Gellibrand, VIC - 16K, 7K
- Run Devonport at Roundhouse Park in TAS - 10K, 5K, 2.5K, 1K
- Sports Super Centre Series in Runaway Bay, QLD - 8K, 5K, Kids 1.5K, 1K, 500 metes
- SunFest Walk or Run for Fun in Sunbury, VIC - 10K, 5K
- Sydney Trailrunning Series: Bobbin Head in Sydney, NSW - 12K, 6K
- Take on the Lake in Lilydale, VIC - 10K, 5K, Kids 2.5K
- The Mountain of Fun Run at Mt Warrenheip, VIC - 12.5K, 6K
- WAMC 32km and 10km in Perth, WA
- Weston Creek Half Marathon in Canberra, ACT - Solo or 2/3 Person Team Relay
- Yarrawonga-Mulwala Splash n Dash in Yarrawonga, VIC - 10K, 5K, Junior 3K and 1K

Events next week

Tuesday March 19th 2013
- Black Mountain Run Up in Canberra, ACT - 2.6K

Wednesday March 20th 2013
- Sydney Summer Series in Sydney, NSW - 45 minute orienteering/rogaine

Saturday March 23rd 2013
- Batemans Bay Fun Run in Batemans Bay, NSW - 5K, 2K
- Bustard Express at Dinden State Forest, QLD - 4 hours Solo, 2, 3, 4 Team Relay
- Cairns Road Runners Earth Hour Run in Cairns, QLD - 10K, 5K
- Craters to Coast Discovery in Princetown, VIC - Kids 2.5K Trail Run
- Dirt Fest Victoria in Ballarat, VIC - 8K, 4K, Mud Kids Fun Run
- parkrun throughout Australia - 5K
- SDAC Winter Series at Sylvania, NSW - 10K, 5K, 3K, 2K, 1K
- Tough Bloke Challenge in Melbourne, VIC - 7K obstacle course

Sunday March 24th 2013
- A Million Steps for SMA at Jells Park, Melbourne, VIC - 10K, 5K
- Darlington Half Marathon and 8km in Darlington, WA
- Goulburn Cross Country Fun Run in Goulburn, NSW - 10K, 5K
- Mandurah Island Challenge in Mandurah, WA - 6.5K, Schools 2.5K, Seniors 2.5K Walk
- Orroroo Half Marathon, 10K and 5K in Orroroo, SA
- Perth Trail Series: Swissmurdie in Lesmurdie Regional Park, WA - 17.3K, 10.3K
- Rotary Charity Fun Run in Brisbane, QLD - 11K, 7K
- Run for the Kids in Melbourne, VIC - 15K, 5.5K
- SMC Road Race Series in Sydney, NSW - Half Marathon, 10K, 5K
- Sri Chinmoy Melbourne at Barwon River, VIC - 18K, 12K, 6K
- Sturt Gorge Trail Run in Adelaide, SA - 9K
- The Great Volcanic Mountain Challenge in Orange, NSW - 11K
- Tough Bloke Challenge in Melbourne, VIC - 6K obstacle course
- Twilight Running Festival in Brisbane, QLD - Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Kids 1K
- Up The Buff Trail Race in Currumbin Valley, QLD - 25K, 16K

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week! I'll let you know how I got on at Tarawera in next week's newsletter.

Best Running Regards,

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