Weekly Newsletter April 8th 2013

This is a copy of the weekly newsletter from the Australian Running Calendar sent by email on April 8th 2013 covering interesting articles, recently updated event pages, and events coming up over the next two weeks.

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== Interesting articles ==

Run Twice in One Day?!
Heading out for two runs in a single day - logging "doubles" or "two-a-days" - is standard practise among elites. But most mortals wouldn't dream of it: not enough time and too much injury risk. "There is a misconception that doubles are something only high-mileage, elite runners do," says exercise physiologist and cross-country coach Steve Magness. "But a lot of runners can benefit from them." Read more at Runners World Australia.

Road Marathon vs Trail Ultra: Which is Harder?
Sarah Lavender Smith writes: This past week I peaked in training for the April 13 Lake Sonoma 50 Miler, and I bookended the week with the Oakland Marathon and a nearly 8-hour-long, 34-mile solo training run on Mount Diablo. Those two long runs gave me an apples-and-oranges kind of comparison between road marathoning and trail ultrarunning, making me contemplate, which is “harder”? Which is better for me, and which do I like more? Read more at The Runner's Trip.

== Recently updated event pages ==

Links to online/PDF entry have been added for the Townsville Running Festival, Adelaide 6/12/24 Hour, King and Queen of the North, Moama Run 4 Run and Truth or Consequences.

Next event dates have been added for Nerang State Forest, Sydney Trail Running Series at Manly Dam, Upstream Challenge, Fast Track Corporate Running Series, The Great Wheelbarrow Race and Climb for Cancer.

The location has been announced for Tough Mudder in Queensland.

For all these updates and more, be sure to keep checking the website homepage for recently updated and added events; it shows what's been updated such as adding new event dates, online entry, event corrections, etc.

== Upcoming events ==

Events this 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

Events next week

Tuesday April 16th 2013
- Black Mountain Run Up in Canberra, ACT - 2.6K

Saturday April 20th 2013
- Dirt Fest Queensland in Landsborough, QLD - 8K, 4K, Mud Kids Fun Run
- Glow Run in Melbourne, VIC - 5K
- Juicy Rump Handicap in Alice Springs, NT - 6K, 3K
- parkrun throughout Australia - 5K
- Paws on the Run Fun Run/Walk in Port Douglas, QLD - 7K, 2K
- Warrior Dash in Woodend, VIC, 5K

Sunday April 21st 2013
- A Million Steps for SMA at Brimbank Park, Melbourne, VIC - 10K, 5K
- Angela Taylor Memorial Run/Walk in Melbourne, VIC - 10K, 5K, Teams 5K
- Black Snake Trail Run near Cairns, QLD - 34K, Half Marathon, 10K
- Caulfield Racecourse Fun Run in Melbourne, VIC - 8.5K, 3.5K
- Cleland Trails in Adelaide, SA - 24.7K, 12.3K, 6K
- Great Macedon Ranges Challenge in Gisborne, VIC - 15K, 6.5K
- Moama Run 4 Fun in Moama, NSW - 10K, 5K, 3K
- Perth Trail Series Truth or Consequences, Half Truth and Little White Lies in WA - 50K, 25K, 12K
- SMC Road Race Series in Sydney, NSW - 30K, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K
- Sports Super Centre Series in Runaway Bay, QLD - 10K, 5K, Kids 1.5K, 1K, 500 metes
- Sunshine Coast Cross Country Series in Caloundra, QLD - 12K, 6K, 3K, Kids 2K, 1K, 500m
- Sydney Trailrunning Series: Bobbin Head in Sydney, NSW - 12K, 6K
- Water World Great Ocean Run from Red Rock to Coffs Harbour, NSW - 45K

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!

Best Running Regards,

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