Weekly Newsletter April 29th 2013

This is a copy of the weekly newsletter from the Australian Running Calendar sent by email on April 29th 2013 covering interesting articles, recently updated event pages, and events coming up over the next two weeks.

== Interesting articles ==

7 Traits Of Mentally Tough Runners
Running Competitor Magazine talks about the 7 traits of mentally tough runners: resilience, focus, strength, preparation, vision, openness and trust. Read the article for more information about each of these points.

How running became the new clubbing
Is it time to abandon the artificial highs of clubbing for the natural ones of a run, at night, with all your friends. Meet some of the people who think so. Read the article at The Guardian's Running Blog.

From 18-and-a-half stone to sub-3 marathon runner in 10 million easy steps
In 2004, Nick Mead was an 18-and-a-half stone, 40-a-day junk food addict who suffered from blackouts. Last Sunday, he ran the London Marathon in under three hours. What changed? Read the article, also at The Guardian's Running Blog.

== Recently updated event pages ==

I've just been working my way through the huge list of Mother's Day Classic events on May 12th and am fairly confidant they're now accurate as per the event website... other updates over the past week include adding dates for the Sunshine Coast Run Series, Lithgow King of the Mountain Race, The Bridge Marathon, Diamond Group Surf n Turf Obstacle Course and Bluffed Again Bush Rogain.

For these and a few other minor updates, check out the website homepage which shows what's been updated: adding new event dates, online entry, event corrections, etc.

== Upcoming events ==

Events this 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

Events next week

Tuesday May 7th 2013
- Mt Ainslie Run Up in Canberra, ACT - 2.2K

Thursday May 9th 2013
- Corporate Cup Series in Melbourne, VIC - 3.8K

Saturday May 11th 2013
- Athletics Victoria XCR in Melbourne, VIC - 6.2K, 3.1K
- Go the Extra Mile in Melbourne, VIC - 50K Solo or Relay
- parkrun throughout Australia - 5K
- Queensland Running Cross Country Series in Brisbane, QLD
- SDAC Winter Series at Darkes Forest, NSW - 16K, 8K, 3K, 2K, 1K

Sunday May 12th 2013
- ACT Mountain Running Championships at Mt Stromlo, ACT - 12K, 8K, 4K
- Mother's Day Classic in Canberra, ACT
- Mother's Day Classic in Hobart, TAS
- Mother's Day Classic in New South Wales
- Mother's Day Classic in Northern Territory
- Mother's Day Classic in Queensland
- Mother's Day Classic in South Australia
- Mother's Day Classic in Victoria
- Mother's Day Classic in Western Australia
- Sydney Trailrunning Series: Bobbin Head in Sydney, NSW - 12K, 6K

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!

Best Running Regards,

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