Weekly Newsletter May 6th 2013

This is a copy of the weekly newsletter from the Australian Running Calendar sent by email on May 6th 2013 covering interesting articles, recently updated event pages, and events coming up over the next two weeks.

== Interesting articles ==

5 things every runner should know
Running is a mental game, wearing red clothes and seam-free socks will improve your run (red? really? Maybe that's why I wear red!), running when relaxed is important, alcohol is a runner's enemy, and running isn't enough. Read more about these points at RealBuzz.com

Shona Stephenson's UTMF Report
The Ultra Trail Mt Fuji (UTMF) and Japan lived up to its reputation on all fronts. Apart from the opportunity to run around Mt Fuji and experience this perfect mountain in all it's glory, the UTMF course was so tough, ruggered and really technical. Read more.

Proper Running Form: Does Gravity Help You Run Faster?
RunnersConnect asks if gravity helps you run faster, and looks at the Importance of hip extension, leaning from the ankles, and how to improve your efficiency. Read more.

Seven things you should never say to a runner
Super Generic Girl on annoying questions that people ask her, starting with "You ran a marathon? How many kilometers was it?" There some gold in her post, funny as always. Read it here.

How to get fitter, faster and stronger with quality sleep
Mark's Daily Apple post is for the people who miss out on sleep to catch an early morning workout, who stay up late reading fitness blogs and trading fitness memes on Reddit, who tell themselves that all that yawning they do in between squat sets is just weakness leaving the body. Read it here.

== Recently updated event pages ==

There are new dates/listings for the Radio Rentals Treadmill Challenge, Run a Muck Perth, Western Sydney Marathon, Two Bays Trail Run, Sydney Corporate Cup, Adelaide Harriers Queen's Birthday Run, Baw Baw Trail Running Festival, Airlie Beach Running Festival and Eagle and Child.

Links to online entry / PDF entry forms have been added for Devilbend, Run Melbourne, Jabulani Challenge, Caloundra Foreshore Fun Run, Centennial Park Ultra, Hervey Bay Half Marathon, Bridge to Brisbane and Glasshouse 50.

Note that the Gloat up the Goat event for August 18th has been cancelled.

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

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 - Mother's Day
- 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

Events next week

Wednesday May 15th 2013
- Sydney Corporate Cup in Sydney, NSW - 6K Team Event

Friday May 17th 2013
- Radio Rentals Treadmill Challenge in Sydney, NSW - 30 minutes on a treadmill
- The Great Wheelbarrow Race from Mareeba to Chillagoe, QLD - Leg 1 - 45K

Saturday May 18th 2013
- Great Ocean Road Marathon in Apollo Bay, VIC - 14K, 14K Wheelchair, 6K, Kids 1.5K
- La Sportiva Mountain Running Series - Wilsons Prom 100 at Wilson's Promontory National Park, VIC - 100K, 80K, 60K, 48K
- parkrun throughout Australia - 5K
- Queensland Running Cross Country Series in Brisbane, QLD
- SDAC Winter Series at East Heathcote, NSW - 10.5K, 5.3K, 3K, 2K, 1K
- The Great Wheelbarrow Race from Mareeba to Chillagoe, QLD - Leg 2 - 65K
- The North Face 100 in the Blue Mountains, NSW - 100K, 50K, Kids 1K
- Warrior Dash in WA - 5K
- YMCA Of Canberra Half Marathon in Canberra, ACT - 5K Fun Run, 1.6K Mini Jog

Sunday May 19th 2013
- AWMA Trail Running Series - Federation Hill in Wodonga, VIC - 13K
- Ballina to Byron Bay Charity Walk in NSW - 37K, 25K, 12K
- Climb for Cancer in Brisbane, QLD - 37 Floors, 810 steps
- Glasshouse 50 - Cook's Tour in Woodford, QLD - 50K, 30K, 11K
- Goat Run in Emerald/Cockatoo, Victoria - 9.2K, 4.3K
- Great Ocean Road Marathon in Apollo Bay, VIC - 45K, 23K
- Joondalup Half Marathon, 10K, 5K in Joondalup, WA
- Manly Scenic Fun Run in Sydney, NSW - 10K, 5K, 2K
- Parkes Rotary Fun Run in Parkes, NSW - 10K, 5K, Kids 2K
- Pine Rivers Charity Fun Run in Bray Park, QLD - 10K, 5K, 2K
- Pioneer Women's Trail Run from Handorf to Beaumont, SA - 26K, 19K, 12K, 6K
- Red Run Classic in Brisbane, QLD - 10K, 5K
- Sports Super Centre Series in Runaway Bay, QLD - 15K, 5K, Kids 1.5K, 1K, 500 metes
- Sunshine Coast Cross Country Series in Maleny, QLD - 12K, 6K, 3K, Kids 2K, 1K, 500m
- Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon in Sydney, NSW
- Sydney Motorsport Park Fun Run in Sydney, NSW - 10K, 4K
- The Color Run in Adelaide, SA - 5K
- The Great Wheelbarrow Race from Mareeba to Chillagoe, QLD - Leg 3 - 34K
- Wallaroo State Forest Fun Run in NSW - 10K, 6K, 2K
- Westerfolds Park Fun Run in Melbourne, VIC - Half Marathon, 10K, 5K
- YMCA Of Canberra Half Marathon in Canberra, ACT - Solo or 2 Person Relay

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!

Best Running Regards,

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