Weekly Newsletter April 4th 2013

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

== Interesting articles ==

Yahoo7 Lifestyle asked "Should I run with music" and offers both sides of the argument for the following questions: what's the big deal about running with music; do some runners need music more than others; people say running clears their heads, how does music affect this; when running on a treadmill, is music necessary; what about races that feature music on the course; how can runners use music to their best advantage. Read the article here.

And in the crazy news department, The Mayalysian Insider looked at 5 weird and wacky endurance sports: bog snorkelling; horse surfing; mountain bike chariot racing; wine fuelled marathon running (I have heard of this particular event before); and man versus horse marathon. Read the details here.

== Recently updated event pages ==

There have been over 50 updates since last week's newsletter with new event listings being added, new dates for existing listings added, links to online entry and PDF entry forms added. 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.

Given the large number of updates that happen each week, I think I'll need to increase the number shown on the homepage and probably make it so you can filter by state. That way you don't miss out on anything.

Another feature I'm looking at building is a "subscribe to listing" function so you'll be notified by email when updates are made to an event listing, such as online entry becoming available and when new event dates have been announced.

== Upcoming events ==

Events this week

Saturday April 6th 2013
- Juicy Rump Handicap in Alice Springs, NT - 6K, 3K
- Lap It Up Challenge in Baranduda, VIC - 600 metre laps for up to 2 hours
- Minnippi Parklands Cross Country in Brisbane, QLD - 6K, 4K, 3K, 2K, 1K
- Mud Sweat and Beers in Wagga Wagga, NSW - 10K, 5K
- parkrun throughout Australia - 5K
- Pinnacles Classic at Brisbane Forest Park, QLD - 18K
- SDAC Winter Series at Bottle Forest, NSW - 11K, 6K, 3K, 2K, 1K
- Stockton to Birubi Beach Walk in Newcastle, NSW - 32K Walk
- Sydney Striders 10K Series in Sydney, NSW
- Victorian Road Runners Tan Time Trial in Melbourne, VIC - 8K, 4K
- Wild Traverse in Blackwood and Lerderderg State Park, VIC

Sunday April 7th 2013
- Asics Bridges Fun Run in Perth, WA - 10K, 5K
- AWMA Trail Running Series - Fishy Trail Half Marathon, 12K, 6K in Wodonga, VIC
- Elliot's Revenge Alligator Creek Trail Run near Townsville, QLD - 24K, 12K
- Fun Run Pink in Brisbane - 5K, 2.5K, Kids 1K
- Geelong Half Marathon in Geelong, VIC
- Herald Hill 2 Harbour Challenge in Newcastle, NSW - Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Kids 2K
- Lindfield Rotary Club Fun Run in Sydney, NSW - 10K, 5K
- Murray Bridge River Trail Fun Run in Murray Bridge, SA - 10K, 5K, Kids 1K
- Northern Argus Clare Valley Half Marathon in Clare, SA - Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Kids 1K
- Ray and Doris Ellis Hill Run in Traralgon, VIC - 16K, 8K
- Sunshine Coast Cross Country Series in Buderim, QLD - 12K, 6K, 3K, Kids 2K, 1K, 500m
- Wild Traverse in Blackwood and Lerderderg State Park, VIC
- Women's and Girls' Jogalong in Canberra, ACT - 6K, 3K, 1.6K
- Xterra Surf Coast Trail Run in Anglesea, VIC - Half Marathon, 10K

Events next week

Thursday April 11th 2013
- Corporate Cup Series in Melbourne, VIC - 3.8K

Saturday April 13th 2013
- Australian Running Festival in Canberra, ACT - 10K, 5K
- Coburg 24 Hour Carnival in Melbourne, VIC
- Jurrassic in Charlwood, QLD - 8 to 12K
- Little Street 10K Series in Cairns, QLD - 10K, 5K, 3K
- parkrun throughout Australia - 5K
- SDAC Winter Series at Miranda Park, NSW - 10K, 5K, 3K, 2K, 1K
- Tough Mudder in Mulgoa, NSW - 19K approx

Sunday April 14th 2013
- 3 Waters Marathon in Bunbury, WA - 50K, Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K
- Australian Running Festival in Canberra, ACT - 50K, Marathon, Half Marathon
- Carina Canter in Brisbane, QLD - 4K, 2K
- Gloria Jeans Fun Run in Forster, NSW - 5K
- Jurrassic in Charlwood, QLD - 8 to 12K
- Run Adelaide in Adelaide - Half Marathon, 10K, 5K
- Space Base Fun Run in Alice Springs - 8K, 4K, 2K
- The Color Run in Gold Coast, QLD - 5K
- Tough Mudder in Mulgoa, NSW - 19K approx
- Townsville Podiatry Centre Fun Run in Townsville, QLD - 10K, 3.7K

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!

Best Running Regards,

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