Weekly Newsletter May 13th 2013

This is a copy of the weekly newsletter from the Australian Running Calendar sent by email on May 13th 2013 covering interesting articles, recently updated event pages, and events coming up over the next two weeks.

== Interesting articles ==

After the Fall: the story of Zola Budd
Think you know the story of Zola Budd? Even if you remember how the barefoot prodigy broke world records, became a symbol of South Africa's oppression, and was blamed for Mary Decker's Olympic nightmare, there's more to her story than the legend. Read more at Runners World.

Mandy-Lee Noble Fundraiser for the World Trail Running Championships
Mandy-Lee Noble has been chosen to represent Australia in the 4th World Trail Running Champs in North Wales on July 6th. A fund raiser is being organised to help her out financially so she can direct all of attention to training. Find out more on the Facebook event page.

Volunteers drive Gold Coast Airport Marathon
More than 1100 volunteers will bring their talents to a variety of roles in the lead up to and during the 35th Gold Coast Airport Marathon on 6-7 July. They will be recruited as part of the Suncorp Bank Volunteer Program. Read more.

The Legend of Cliff Young
Cliff Young was a 61 year old farmer who won the 875km Sydney to Melbourne race in 1983, its inaugural year, wearing overalls and work boots. Read more about Cliff's true life tortoise and hare race here. The race was last run in 1991 and there's a PDF book about its history available here.

== Recently updated event pages ==

There are too many updates to mention here, so best to go check the website homepage for all the updates made in the last few days. There's a brief summary of the update and you can click to view the event listing. And remember to check back often: there are updates being made all the time! There will be a lot of updates in the next few days too - I have quite a list of new event dates to add.

Note that the Goat Run in Emerald/Cockatoo, Victoria which was scheduled for 19 May has been postponed. The new date has not yet been announced.

== Upcoming events ==

Events this 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
- 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

Events next week

Tuesday May 21st 2013
- Black Mountain Run Up in Canberra, ACT - 2.6K

Thursday May 23rd 2013
- Corporate Cup Series in Melbourne, VIC - 3.8K

Saturday May 25th 2013
- Athletics Victoria XCR in Ballarat, VIC - 15K, 5K
- Bluffed Again Bush Rogaine in Wondecla, QLD - 6 hour, 3 hour
- Hobsons Bay Running Club 5K Handicap in Melbourne, VIC
- Magnetic Island Trail Run near Townsville - 20K, 10K
- parkrun throughout Australia - 5K
- Queensland Running Cross Country Series in Brisbane, QLD
- SDAC Winter Series at Uloola Falls, NSW - 10K, 5K, 3K, 2K, 1K
- Warwick Pentath-Run in Warwick, QLD - Half Marathon, 4.6K Cross Country, 5K Road Race

Sunday May 26th 2013
- Barossa Marathon in Tanunda, SA - Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K
- Bondi Barefoot in Sydney, NSW - 10K, 4K, 70m knockout
- Burdekin Sugar Rush in Ayr, QLD - Half Marathon, 10.5K, 5K, 3K
- Emer Casey Fun Run in Melbourne, VIC - 10K, 5K
- HBF Run for a Reason in Perth, WA - 12K, 4K
- Heart of the Lake in Sydney, NSW - 10K, 3K
- Hervey Bay Half Marathon, Quarter Marathon, 5K, Kids 2K in QLD
- King and Queen of the North in Melbourne, VIC - 12K, 6K
- Koala Fun Run in Cleveland, QLD - 10K, 5K, 3.5K
- Maitland River Run in Maitland, NSW - 12K, 8K, 4K, 1 Mile
- Men's Health Urbanathlon in Melbourne, VIC - 12K
- Merimbula Fun Run in Merimbula, NSW - 10K, 5K
- Neuroblastoma Awareness Day Fun Run in Sydney, NSW - 10K, 5K, 1K
- Rainbow Run in Ballarat, VIC - 5K
- Rockdale City Community Fun Run in Sydney, NSW - 5K, 1K
- Rotary Fun Run in Brisbane, QLD - 10K, 5K
- Run the Gap at Halls Gap, VIC - 11.5K, 6K
- Sri Chinmoy Melbourne at Como Landing, VIC - Half Marathon, 14K, 7K
- Sunshine Coast Run Series in QLD - 10K, 5K, 2K
- Warwick Pentath-Run in Warwick, QLD - 10K Uphill Road Race, 1500m Road Race

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!

Best Running Regards,

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