Weekly Newsletter July 1st 2013

This is a copy of the weekly newsletter from the Australian Running Calendar sent by email on July 1st 2013 covering interesting articles, our recent competition winner and a special offer, recently updated event pages, and events coming up over the next two weeks.

== Interesting articles ==

Six-time paralympian strives for Guinness World Record
Six-time Paralympian Michael Milton has competed on the world's largest sporting stage but admits his world record attempt at this year's Gold Coast Airport Marathon (6 - 7 July 2013) could be his toughest challenge to date. Read more.

Win a flight and entry to the Tarawera Ultra in 2014
Mountain Sports will be offering a dream "Ultra Running Package" for one lucky entrant in the 2013 Kanangra 50 Trail Ultra Event in October. The package includes a free airfare and entry into the Tarawera Ultra in New Zealand in March 2014. Find out more.

The forgotten art of the positive exchange
With the introduction of devices that either play music or give us real-time measurements of pace, heart rate and mileage, it has become very easy, whilst running, for us to switch off from the world around us and exist in our own bubble. Read more.

Repair the tip of a shoelace with melted candle wax
Next time the plastic tip of your shoelace starts to break, don't rush out to by new laces; fix it at home with a candle. Read more. I'm going to try this one out myself this week; our 6 month old puppy likes chewing the laces on my running shoes...

5 things runners should know about knees
Runner's World talks about 5 things runners should know about their knees including that runners don't get arthritis in their knees more often than non-runners, and supplements won't regrow knee cartilage. Read the article.

The beginners guide to Strava
Strava is a online run/cycling tracker which you can plug your Garmin, iPhone or Android into. It analyses your distance, pace and elevation, and shows you a map of where you've been with a nice interface, and lets you interact with other users and more or less compete with each other (if you want to). Ultra168 has an overview here.

== Competitions ==

It's Not That Hard DVD winner - and an offer for you
The winner of the "It's Not That Hard" DVD is Marg Dunn from Victoria.

We have a special offer for everyone else: order the DVD in July and pay just $29 including postage. Ordering details are here: http://run100km.com/index.php/buy-the-dvds Let Ana know you heard about the offer here to get the discounted price.

== Recently updated event pages ==

Since the last newsletter, we've added listings/dates for the Wild Horse Criterium, Glow Run Perth, Dirt Fest in Queensland and Victoria, Waterous Trail on Foot, Convicts and Wenches Narawntapu, Ned Kelly Chase, Variety Santa Fun Run Adelaide, Run the Maine and Wild Women on Top Sydney Coastrek.

Other updates include adding entry links for the Kanangra 50 Trail Ultra, Glow Run Brisbane, Central Coast Half Marathon, Fremantle Fun Run, Twilight Bay Run Wynnum, Coburg Harriers Half Marathon and the Busselton Spring Running Festival.

Note also that the Woodford to Glenbrook Classic which was to have been yesterday on June 30th had to be rescheduled to September 8th; and the date for Go the Extra Mile Sydney has been corrected from September 14th to October 12th.

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 July 2nd 2013
- Mt Ainslie Run Up in Canberra, ACT - 2.2K

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

Saturday July 6th 2013
- Darwin Road Runners 10K Road Race in Darwin, NT - 10K
- Gold Coast Airport Marathon - 10K, 5.7K and Junior Dash events
- parkrun throughout Australia - 5K
- Queensland Running Cross Country Series in Brisbane, QLD
- Sydney Striders 10K Series in Sydney, NSW
- Victorian Road Runners Tan Time Trial in Melbourne, VIC - 8K, 4K

Sunday July 7th 2013
- City Parklands Loop in Adelaide, SA - 25K, 10K, 5K
- Eagle and Child in Perth, WA - 22K, 10K
- Geraldton Runfest in Geraldton, WA - 42K, 21K, 10K, 5K, Team 8x5K
- Gold Coast Airport Marathon - Marathon, Half Marathon, Wheelchair Marathon and 15K
- Perth Women's Classic in Perth, WA - 10K, 5K
- Shoalhaven King of the Mountain in Cambewarra, NSW - 32K
- Women's and Girls' Jogalong in Canberra, ACT - 6K, 3K, 1.6K

Events next week

Monday July 8th 2013
- Big Red Run in the Simpson Desert, QLD - 250K/6 Days, 42K

Wednesday July 10th 2013
- Sydney Corporate Cup in Sydney, NSW - 6K Team Event

Thursday July 11th 2013
- Adventure Sport NQ Metrogaine Series in Cairns, QLD - 1 hour

Friday July 12th 2013
- Big Red Run in the Simpson Desert, QLD - 100K

Saturday July 13th 2013
- Adelaide 6/12/24 Hour in Adelaide, SA
- Athletics Victoria XCR Eiden from Harcourt to Bendigo, VIC - 43.2K, 33.2K
- Greatest Athlete in Sydney, NSW - 5K Obstacle Course
- Kathmandu Urban Adventure Series in Perth, WA - 6 hour CBD Adventure Race
- Kokoda Challenge in Gold Coast, QLD - 96K Team, 96K Schools, 48K Schools
- parkrun throughout Australia - 5K
- Queensland Running Cross Country Series in Brisbane, QLD
- SDAC Winter Series at Grays Point, NSW - 5K, 3K, 2K, 1K

Sunday July 14th 2013
- AWMA Trail Running Series - Mahers Hill in Wadonga, VIC - 17K
- Broome Marathon Festival in Broome, WA - Marathon, 19.6K, 11.3K
- Gold Rush Marathon, 23K, 7K between Innisfail and Cairns, QLD
- Somserset Rail Trail Fun Run in Fernvale/Lowood, QLD - 8.3K, 3K
- Sri Chinmoy Sydney at Dolls Point, NSW - Half Marathon, 10K, 5K
- Sydney Harbour 10K in Sydney, NSW - 10K
- Sydney Trailrunning Series at Kuringai Wildflower Gardens in Sydney, NSW - 10K, 5K
- Wally Cairns Cross Country in Perth, WA - 15K, 10K, 5K

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!

Best Running Regards,

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