Weekly Newsletter May 27th 2013

This is a copy of the weekly newsletter from the Australian Running Calendar sent by email on May 27th 2013 covering interesting articles, recently updated event pages, and events coming up over the next two weeks.

== Interesting articles ==

Tom Dennis running around the world
Tom Dennis is running a marathon a day every day for 600 days to circumnavigate the world on foot. He's raising money for Oxfam with the aim of raising $100,000. Channel Nine's Sunday program caught up with him in Belgrade. Watch the video on YouTube.

Brendan Davies TNF100 race report
Brendan Davies was this year's winner of The North Face 100. Read his race report here.

Train your brain: 10 tips to get your mind and body in top racing shape
Runner's World has 10 tips that can help you run, including: practise, practise, practise; preparing for racing day; amd sticking with routine. That last one is very important. Read all the tips here.

Top 15 beginnger jogging myths
While we're on lists about running, Best Running Tips helps bust some myths for people who are starting out running. These include the following myths: you have to run fast; running is bad for your knees; you're a failure if you stop for a walk; and you have to own the latest running gear. Read the full list here.

4 Tips for training with someone faster than you
This is the last list of tips for today :) "Even though I will never be able to keep up with my training partner, I still look forward to every run with him. On the other hand, I have run with other people who are faster than me and ended up being completely miserable. As a result, I have some tips on how to keep runs positive when training with someone faster." Read more.

Don't be a running snob
From Super Generic Girl: The other day, I got to witness a conversation among a group of runners. They talked about themed runs such as the Color Run and Tough Mudders and whether or not they were a good idea. The good part: the majority of the runners who chimed in basically agree that the more running events the better, regardless of whether they're obstacle runs or not. But then there were the others – the runners who said stuff like "those events attract too many non-runners who should not be on the course" and "waste of time since it's got a lot of distractions and so you can never get a PR". Read more.

== Recently updated event pages ==

In the last week, we added dates and listings for the Great Ocean Road Marathon, Parkinson's Victoria Walk in the Park, Numinbah to Pollys, Dingley Dozen Fun Run, Hamilton Island Hilly Half Marathon, Metung Fun Run, Shepparton Running Festival, Perth's Women's Classic, Rusty Zipper Half Marathon and the Sydney Trail Series at Kuringai Wildflower Gardens.

Note also the date for the Twilight Bay Run in Wynnum has been corrected to September 21st. We had it listed incorrectly as September 14th. Ditto for the Fitzroy Fire Trails Marathon which has been corrected to October 12th and had been listed incorrectly as October 5th.

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

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 - 15.7K
- 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

Events next week

Tuesday June 4th 2013
- Mt Ainslie Run Up in Canberra, ACT - 2.2K

Wednesday June 5th 2013
- Cairns Road Runners Time Trial in Cairns, QLD - 10K, 8K, 5K, 3K

Thursday June 6th 2013
- Corporate Cup Series in Melbourne, VIC - 3.8K

Friday June 7th 2013
- Cairns Post Run For Cairns in Cairns, QLD - 5K

Saturday June 8th 2013
- Athletics Victoria XCR in Melbourne, VIC - 16K, 8K, 6K, 4K
- parkrun throughout Australia - 5K
- Queensland Running Cross Country Series in Brisbane, QLD
- SDAC Winter Series at Ferntree Reserve, NSW - 10K, 5K, 3K, 2K, 1K
- Serra Terror in Dunkeld, VIC - 80K over 2 1/2 days

Sunday June 9th 2013
- Ballina Lions Fun Run in Ballina, NSW - 10K, 5K
- Carina Canter in Brisbane, QLD - 4K, 2K
- Dunsborough Bay Fun Run in Dunsborough, WA - 10K, 5K
- Forrest Half Marathon Trail Run and 10K near Forrest, VIC
- Gold Coast 100 Supermarathon in Burleigh, QLD - 100K, 50 mile, 50K, 25K, 10K
- Kununurra Half Marathon in Kununurra, WA - Half Marathon Solo or 2/4 Person Relay
- Lake Monger in Perth, WA - 10K, 3K
- Macleay River Marathon in South West Rocks, NSW - Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Kids 2K
- Mallee Twelve in Mildura, VIC - 12K Run, 4K U18 Run, 4K Walk
- Manly Soft Sand Classic in Sydney, NSW - Marathon, Half Marathon, 9K, 2K Teams
- Sri Chinmoy Sydney at Centennial Park - Half Marathon, 7K, 4K
- Sydney Trailrunning Series at Kuringai Wildflower Gardens in Sydney, NSW - 10K, 5K

Monday June 10th 2013
- Queen's Birthday Fun Run in Adelaide, SA - 5K, 800m
- Sri Chinmoy Canberra at Telopea Park in Canberra, ACT - Half Marathon, 5 Mile, 2 Mile

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!

Best Running Regards,

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