Weekly Newsletter May 20th 2013

This is a copy of the weekly newsletter from the Australian Running Calendar sent by email on May 20th 2013 covering interesting articles, recently updated event pages, and events coming up over the next two weeks.

== Interesting articles ==

Eugene Bingham and the Tarawera Ultra 2013
Eugene Bingham, the producer of the New Zealand program 3rd Degree ran the Tarawera Ultra in NZ this year. Watch the video and read the interview. If you're inspired to run a crazy long distance, entries open for Tarawera on June 1st for next year's event and a number of Australians take part.

Top 5 Mistakes in Ultramarathon: Avoiding common pitfalls
While I'm on the ultra marathon theme, trailandultrarunning.com posted some common mistakes made by ultra runners: wrong shoes, ignoring small problems, dehydration/electrolyte imbalance, pace, and quitting too early. Read the article for more information about each pitfall.

The Guardian reviews GPS watches
The Guardian reviewed a few GPS watches: Garmin Forerunner 10, Nike+, Forerunner 610, Polar RCX3, Timex Run Trainer 2.0, Forerunner 910XT, Suunto Ambit and Mio Alpha. Read the article with pros and cons for each.

Should you join a running club or run alone?
The same blog looks at running on your own or with a club. Athletics clubs offer coaching and camaraderie and can help you reach your training goals. But what about the blissful solitude of running? Two writers present their arguments for and against joining a running club. Read more.

Running is Racy! Survey finds majority believe running benefits couples
Brooks Running did a survey which found that 66 percent of runners believe they have more sex when they run with their significant other. Men (71 percent) are more likely than women (62 percent) to think that a couple that runs together has more hanky panky! Read more.

== Recently updated event pages ==

In the last week, we added dates and listings for the Mooloolaba Twlight Run, Kokoda Grunt, The Rampage, Sydney Tower Stair Challenge, Fun Run Pink (multiple locations), Madora Bay Fun Run, Jog for Jugs, the Color Run in Cairns, Raw Challenge in Tasmania and the following WAMC events: Lake Joondalup 5km and 10km, Wally Cairns Cross Country, King of the Mountain and Lake Monger.

Check the website homepage for these updates and more 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!

== Upcoming events ==

Events this 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

Events next week

Wednesday May 29th 2013
- Sydney Corporate Cup in Sydney, NSW - 6K Team Event

Saturday June 1st 2013
- parkrun throughout Australia - 5K
- Queensland Running Cross Country Series in Brisbane, QLD
- Sydney Striders 10K Series in Sydney, NSW
- Victorian Road Runners Tan Handicap and Breakfast in Melbourne, VIC - 8K, 4K
- Warrior Dash in NSW - 5K

Sunday June 2nd 2013
- Australian Mountain Running Championships at Mt Stromlo, ACT - 12K, 8K, 4K
- Coffs Coast Charity Walk in Coffs Harbour, NSW - 25K, 14K
- Diamond Group Surf n Turf Obstacle Race in Newcastle, NSW - 5K
- Great Nosh Footrace in Sydney, NSW - 15.25K
- Humpty Dumpty Balmoral Burn in Sydney, NSW - 420 metre hill run
- Kep Ultra in Perth, WA - 100K, 75K
- Kokoda Challenge in Brisbane, QLD - 30K Team
- Macedon Ranges Trail Runs in VIC - 50K, 30K, 10K
- Mackay Marina Run in Mackay, QLD - Half Marathon, 8K, 5K, Kids 3K
- MS Walk and Fun Run in Canberra, ACT - 10K, 5K
- MS Walk and Fun Run in Sydney, NSW - 16K, 9K, 5.5K
- MS Walk and Run in Melbourne, VIC - 10K, 5K
- Queensland Half Marathon in Brisbane, QLD - Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, 2.2K
- Rainbow Run in Geelong, VIC - 5K
- Rocky River Run in Rockhampton, QLD - Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Kids 2K
- SMC Road Race Series in Sydney, NSW - Half Marathon, 10K, 5K
- Sunshine Coast Cross Country Series in Caloundra, QLD - 12K, 6K, 3K, Kids 2K, 1K, 500m
- The Color Run in Gold Coast, QLD - 5K
- 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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