Weekly Newsletter June 17th 2013

This is a copy of the weekly newsletter from the Australian Running Calendar sent by email on June 17th 2013 covering interesting articles, competitions, recently updated event pages, and events coming up over the next two weeks.

== Interesting articles ==

There is advertising space available on the website. Ads appear on every page and get around 125,000 impressions each month. They are a great way to get your event noticed (if you are an event director), especially if it is a new event. Check out the advertising page for more information.

42.195 marathon facts
Be Magazine posted some interesting, some informative, some inspiring and some a little odd, 42.195 marathon facts. Read them here.

5 Best Running Strollers
Runner's World Australia briefly reviewed 5 running strollers so you can take your kids with you when you go out training (or even racing in an event). I used to run with my kids in a Mountain Buggy Urban and it was excellent training! Read the reviews here.

Speed or Mileage? Which is better to help you break two hours in the half-marathon?
Another article from Runner's World which covers the above question and also "I'm worried about the impact of running on my eight-year-old son's knees and growing bones. How much running is okay for a child of this age?" and "Which surface is best for speedwork?" Read the article.

== Competitions ==

It's Not That Hard DVD Documentary
Go in the draw to win a copy of "It's Not That Hard", a fast-paced, informative and entertaining documentary that explains the rapidly-growing sport of trail ultramarathons and how to approach such a challenge. It centres around three people of different training backgrounds, levels, age and body types as they attempt train for and compete in a 100km trail race for the first time.

Find out more about the DVD on the DVD website, Facebook page, and watch the trailer on YouTube. This competition runs until Sunday June 30th 2013 and the winner will be drawn the following day. Enter competition.

== Recently updated event pages ==

Since the last newsletter, we've added listings/dates for the Melbourne City Sports Corporate Cup, Wangaratta Marathon and Fun Runs, River Run Geelong, Burnie Ten, Carina Canter, Mini-Mos Community Run and Fair, Busselton Spring Running Festival, Neon Runs and Glow Run in Brisbane.

Other updates include a 14km event added to the Canberra Times Fun Run, and updated the distances for the Turtle and the Lamb trail run. Note that the Marathon Challenge in Canberra, originally scheduled for October 20th, has been cancelled.

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

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

Events next week

Wednesday June 26th 2013
- Sydney Corporate Cup in Sydney, NSW - 6K Team Event

Friday June 28th 2013
- 3 Marathons in 3 Days in Cairns, QLD - Marathon

Saturday June 29th 2013
- 3 Marathons in 3 Days in Cairns, QLD - Marathon
- Hobsons Bay Running Club 5K Handicap in Melbourne, VIC
- parkrun throughout Australia - 5K
- Queensland Running Cross Country Series in Brisbane, QLD
- SDAC Winter Series at Bangor, NSW - 10K, 5K, 3K, 2K, 1K
- Tough Bloke Challenge in Sydney, NSW - 7K obstacle course

Sunday June 30th 2013
- 3 Marathons in 3 Days / Cairns Marathon in Cairns, QLD - Marathon
- Cancer Council ACT Canada Day Fun Run in Canberra, ACT - 10K, 5K
- Pichi Richi Marathon, Half Marathon 10.5K, 5K, 1K in Port Augusta/Quorn, SA
- Salomon Trail Running Series at Studley Park, Kew, Melbourne, VIC - Approx 15K, 11K, 5K
- Sunshine Coast Run Series in QLD - 10K, 5K, 2K
- Tough Bloke Challenge in Sydney, NSW - 7K obstacle course
- WAMC King of the Mountain in Perth, WA - 16.1K
- Wingello Trail Classic in Wingello, NSW - 25K, 6K
- Woodford to Glenbrook Classic in Blue Mountains, NSW - 25K

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!

Best Running Regards,

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