Weekly Newsletter April 22nd 2013

This is a copy of the weekly newsletter from the Australian Running Calendar sent by email on April 22nd 2013 covering interesting articles, recently updated event pages, and events coming up over the next two weeks.

== Interesting articles ==

Geeks and running
"When self-confessed nerd Mark E Johnson took up running, he was surprised to find so many of his fellow geeks pounding the pavements. But then it began to make sense." Read more. (On a personal note, I'm a computer programming nerd and this article resonates with me to some degree - well, not the Dungeons and Dragons bit so much ;) - and I have noticed in programming circles a number of people who run, and run quite long distances.)

Timothy Olson and nutrition
Timothy Olson, the current record holder of the Western States 100 and this year's Tarawera Ultra 2nd place getter, wrote a post about nutrition on his blog. "I started to explore what I put in my body as I was studying massage therapy in 2009. We had a naturopathic doctor come in and talk with us about what our body needs and what might be possible irritants that lead to pathologies, sickness and discomfort. We also learned that each body is uniquely different, so what works for one might not work for another." Read more.

== Recently updated event pages ==

A new series of events coming up are the Rainbow Runs; we've loaded up all the dates as provided by the event managers today (they're not all showing on the event website yet but we have them all listed) so check out the website homepage for this new series as well as all the other recently updated and added events.

As I keep highlighting in each weekly newsletter, it's a good idea to check for updates on the homepage on a regular basis - at the very least once a week; it shows what's been updated such as adding new event dates, online entry, event corrections, etc.

== Upcoming events ==

Events this week

Thursday April 25th 2013
- Corporate Cup Series in Melbourne, VIC - 3.8K
- Flinders 240 in the Flinders Ranges, SA - Stage 1: 48K
- Glacier Rock Full Moon Run in Cairns, Queensland - 6K

Friday April 26th 2013
- Flinders 240 in the Flinders Ranges, SA - Stage 2: 65K

Saturday April 27th 2013
- Athletics Victoria XCR in Melbourne, VIC - 6K, 3K
- Flinders 240 in the Flinders Ranges, SA - Stage 3: 63K
- Hobsons Bay Running Club 5K Handicap in Melbourne, VIC
- Little Street 10K Series in Cairns, QLD - 10K, 5K, 3K
- parkrun throughout Australia - 5K
- Queensland Running Cross Country Series in Brisbane, QLD
- Run the Rock at Hanging Rock, VIC - 19K, 10K, 5K, Kids 2K
- SDAC Winter Series at Cronulla, NSW - 10K, 5K, 3K, 2K, 1K
- The Rampage Obstacle Race in Keysbrook, WA - 10K, 5K
- Yuleba Fun Run in Yuleba, QLD - Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K

Sunday April 28th 2013
- Bright Fun Run in Bright, VIC - Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Kids 2K
- Challenge Fun Run in Perth, QLD - 10K, 3.1K
- Conquer the Summit in Adelaide, SA - 11K
- Flinders 240 in the Flinders Ranges, SA - Stage 4: 64K
- Labilladiere Peninsula Run on Bruny Island, TAS - 17.5K
- Macarthur Lions Anzac Run in Camden, NSW - 10K, 5K
- Mt Mee Classic in Dayboro, QLD - Marathon, 2 Person Marathon Relay, 10K, Kids 1.5K
- Narrowneck in Katoomba, NSW - 20K, 14K
- Oatley Park Fun Run in Sydney, NSW - 5K, 2.5K, Kids 1K
- Quirindi Canter Fun Run in Quirindi, NSW - 10K, 5K, 3.8K Walk, 4x800m relay
- Run Noosa - Half Marathon, 10K and 5K in Noosa, QLD
- Sri Chinmoy Melbourne at Princes Park, VIC - 15K, 10K, 5K

Events next week

Wednesday May 1st 2013
- Cairns Road Runners Time Trial in Cairns, QLD - 10K, 8K, 5K, 3K

Friday May 3rd 2013
- UndieRun in Hervey Bay, QLD - 1.6K / 1 Mile

Saturday May 4th 2013
- Ipswich One Mile Gift in Ipswich, QLD - 1 mile
- Nerang Short Course in Nerang, QLD - 9K, 6K
- parkrun throughout Australia - 5K
- Queensland Running Cross Country Series in Brisbane, QLD
- SDAC Winter Series at Como, NSW - 10K, 5K, 3K, 2K, 1K
- Sydney 10 in Sydney, NSW - 10K, 5K, 2.5K
- Sydney Striders 10K Series in Sydney, NSW
- The Stampede in Perth, WA - 10K, 5K
- Victorian Road Runners Tan Time Trial in Melbourne, VIC - 8K, 4K
- Wild Endurance 100K Team Challenge in the Blue Mountains, NSW - Teams 100K, Teams 50K

Sunday May 5th 2013
- Bathurst Half Marathon and 10K in Bathurst, NSW
- Gold Coast Bulletin Fun Run in Robina, QLD - 10K, 5K, 2.5K, Kids 1K
- Greenbelt Half Marathon, 10K, 5K in Adelaide, SA
- Hamilton Island Hilly Half Marathon and 3 Person Team Relay, Junior 3K, 1.5K, 750m
- Koah Road Race in Koah, QLD - 15K, 10K, 5K
- Memory Walk and Jog in Sydney, NSW - 7.5K, 2K
- Nail Can Hill Run in Albury, NSW - 11.3K, 4.5K
- Nambour Fun Run in Sunshine Coast, QLD - 9K, 3K, Kids 1K
- Puffing Billy Great Train Race in Belgrave, VIC - 13.2K
- Soft Sand Shuffle in Sydney, NSW - 4K, 2K, 1K, Kids 500m, 4x500m Relay
- Sunshine Coast Cross Country Series in Caloundra, QLD - 12K, 6K, 3K, Kids 2K, 1K, 500m
- The Color Run in Newcastle, NSW - 5K
- The Great Tribal Chase in Sydney, NSW - 4 Hours
- Women's and Girls' Jogalong in Canberra, ACT - 6K, 3K, 1.6K

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!

Best Running Regards,

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