Weekly Newsletter June 11th 2013

This is a copy of the weekly newsletter from the Australian Running Calendar sent by email on June 11th 2013 covering interesting articles, recently updated event pages, and events coming up over the next two weeks.

== Interesting articles ==

The Glow Worm Tunnel Preview
Ultra168 previews this weekend's Glow Worm Tunnel: "Is it a marathon, is it an ultra? The race director tells us that it's around 43kms in distance, but unlike our road counterparts who measure the millimetres of their nether regions, as ultra runners we couldn't really careless. Foremost on our mind is how much climbing is there and how tough is it?" Read more.

Woman runs down bike thief in Seattle
Never steal from a runner. One would-be thief learned this lesson the hard way on Thursday, as a woman chased him down after he snatched her husband's bike from their garage. Read more.

Build power, strength, and speed for a fast finish
The most shocking thing about US track star Galen Rupp's silver medal in the Olympic 10,000m last year was how he won it. Rupp had a reputation for not finishing strong, but in London, his ferocious speed in the final lap carried him past all but one of the world's top distance runners. Conventional wisdom says that fast finishers are born, not made - but Rupp and his coach, Alberto Salazar, proved otherwise. Read more.

Can running actually be good for your knees?
A new study shows that, despite everything you've heard—and experienced—running isn't as hard on the body as you might think. But can we trust the results? Read more.

== Recently updated event pages ==

Since the last newsletter, we've added listings/dates for Sports for Change Fun Run, Portland Winter Solstice Fun Run, Run with the Wind, Avondale School Fun Run, Mackay Marina Run, Wagga Wagga Loop De Lake, Palmy Classic, BRAC 2 Beach, Sri Chinmoy Telopea Park, Gold Coast Supermarathon, Wildhorse at Night, Darwin Road Runners series, at the WA City to Surf races.

There have also been a number of links added for online/PDF entry, and a correction for the Greatest Athlete in Brisbane which is on August 24th - we'd originally listed it as July 6th (I'm not sure if that was my fault or if it was originally scheduled for that date).

For these and more, check the website homepage for updates made in the last few days. There's a brief summary of the update and you can click to view the event listing.

== Upcoming events ==

Events this week

Wednesday June 12th 2013
- Sydney Corporate Cup in Sydney, NSW - 6K Team Event

Friday June 14th 2013
- City Mile Dash in Sydney, NSW - 1 Mile
- Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane - 100K 4 Person Team Event

Saturday June 15th 2013
- Glow Worm Tunnel Trail Marathon Weekend in Newnes, NSW - 6K, 2.4K
- Nerang Short Course in Nerang, QLD - 12K, 6K
- Palmy Classic in Cairns, QLD - 5K Beach Run, 2K Beach Run
- parkrun throughout Australia - 5K
- Porcupine Gorge Challenge near Hughenden, QLD - 8K, 3.6K, 1.6K
- Queensland Running Cross Country Series in Brisbane, QLD
- SDAC Winter Series at Sutherland, NSW - 8K, 5K, 3K, 2K, 1K
- Sri Chinmoy 24 Hour Race in Sydney, NSW - 24 hour, 12 hour

Sunday June 16th 2013
- AWMA Trail Running Series - Huon Hill in Wodonga, VIC - 13.8K, 3.7K
- Bay to Bay from Woy Woy to Gosford, NSW - 21.1K, 12K, Kids 3K
- Cairns 2 Kuranda Train Race in Cairns, QLD - 18K Solo and 3 Person Relay
- Caloundra Foreshore Fun Run in Caloundra, QLD - 10K, 3K
- City2South in Brisbane, QLD - 14K
- George Driscoll Sea to Summit Trail in Adelaide, SA - 32K, 15K
- Glow Worm Tunnel Trail Marathon Weekend in Newnes, NSW - Marathon, Half Marathon
- Harold Stevens Bluestone Classic in Melbourne, VIC - 15K, 7K
- Launceston Ten in Launceston, TAS - 10K, 2K
- Men's Health Urbanathlon in Sydney, NSW - 11K
- Mini-Mos Community Fun Run and Fair in Sydney, NSW - 10K, 5K, 2K
- Mount Walker Fun Run near Hughenden, QLD - 4K, 2.4K
- Perth Marathon, Relay Marathon and Kids Marathon in WA
- Rainbow Run in Brisbane, QLD - 5K
- Rusty Zipper Half Marathon in Alice Springs, NT - 21.1K, 10K
- Sports For Change Fun Run in Melbourne, VIC - 8K, 4K
- Stadium Stomp MCG at the MCG in Melbourne, VIC - 7343 Steps or 1890 Steps
- Sunshine Coast Cross Country Series in Buderim, QLD - 12K, 6K, 3K, Kids 2K, 1K, 500m
- Traralgon Harriers Marathon and Running Festival in Traralgon, VIC - Full/Half/Quarter Marathon

Events next week

Tuesday June 18th 2013
- Black Mountain Run Up in Canberra, ACT - 2.6K

Thursday June 20th 2013
- Corporate Cup Series in Melbourne, VIC - 3.8K

Friday June 21st 2013
- Moonlight Gorge Gallop at Barron Gorge, QLD - 5K, 3K, 1K

Saturday June 22nd 2013
- Athletics Victoria XCR in Melbourne, VIC - 12K, 8K, 6K
- parkrun throughout Australia - 5K
- Queensland Running Cross Country Series in Brisbane, QLD
- SDAC Winter Series at Grays Point, NSW - 5K, 3K, 2K, 1K
- Spartan Race in Peak Crossing, QLD - 14K

Sunday June 23rd 2013
- Cooks River Fun Run in Sydney, NSW - 10K, 5K, Kids 2K
- Freycinet Circut at Freycinet Peninsula, TAS - 29K, 10K
- Half on the Hill in Griffith, NSW - 21.1K Solo, 2 Person Team
- SMC Road Race Series in Sydney, NSW - Half Marathon, 10K, 5K
- Sports Super Centre Series in Runaway Bay, QLD - 10K, 5K, Kids 1.5K, 1K, 500 metes
- Sydney Trailrunning Series at Kuringai Wildflower Gardens in Sydney, NSW - 10K, 5K
- Winter Solstice Fun Run in Portland, VIC - 14.5K, 9K, 5K, 1K
- Yurrebilla Training Run No 1 in Adelaide, SA - 33K, 16.5K

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!

Best Running Regards,

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