Weekly Newsletter July 16th 2013

This is a copy of the weekly newsletter from the Australian Running Calendar sent by email on July 16th 2013 covering interesting articles, recently updated event pages, and events coming up over the next two weeks.

== Interesting articles ==

Christopher McDougall, Caballo Blanco and Scott Jurek
Christopher McDougall's book "Born to Run" made Scott Jurek and Caballo Blanco world famous. The Guardian's Running Blog caught up with Christopher recently and, if you've read the book, it makes for some interesting reading.

I'd always wondered what happened in subsequent years after the race in the book and it's touched on briefly in the interview, which also reveals Caballo has since died. A quick Google found this interview at Runners World which talks to Scott Jurek about Caballo after he'd passed.

And finally, Sarah Lavender Smith at The Runner's Trip writes about going along to an interview session with Scott Jurek. It didn't turn out to be the world's best interview, but there's some interesting stuff in there. Read more here.

The Oatmeal on running
Matthew Inman is a web comic writer better know as "The Oatmeal", and he is also a runner. He published a fairly long comic today called "the terrible and wonderful reasons why I run long distances", and finishes at the end with some additional non-comic information about his running. Read the comic online here.

iRunFar on Cramping
Cramping, or more specifically, exercise-associated muscle cramping (EAMC), is as much a part of the ultra experience as GU and handhelds. Yet, it is remarkable how little The Communities - both the scientific and ultra - truly know about cramping. Read more.

== Recently updated event pages ==

There are too many updates since the last newsletter to list them all here without it becoming a bit overwhelming, so check out the website homepage for the most recently updated listings. There's a brief summary of the update and you can click to view the event listing.

== Upcoming events ==

Events this week

Tuesday July 16th 2013
- Black Mountain Run Up in Canberra, ACT - 2.6K

Thursday July 18th 2013
- Adventure Sport NQ Metrogaine Series in Cairns, QLD - 1 hour

Friday July 19th 2013
- Caboolture 48 Hour Race in Caboolture, QLD - 48 Hour Race

Saturday July 20th 2013
- Bush Marathon Festival in Canberra, ACT - 16K, 10K, 5K, Kids 2K
- Caboolture 48 Hour Race in Caboolture, QLD - 24/12/6/3/1.5 Hour Races
- Mt Haig Trail Marathon near Cairns, QLD - 45K Marathon, 21K Half Marathon, 10K, 5K
- parkrun throughout Australia - 5K
- Queensland Running Cross Country Series in Brisbane, QLD
- Run Melbourne in Melbourne, VIC - Kids 3K
- SDAC Winter Series at Bottle Forest, NSW - 9.2K, 4.6K, 3K, 2K, 1K

Sunday July 21st 2013
- Airlie Beach Running Festival in Airlie Beach, QLD - Half Marathon, 10K, 5K
- Bush Marathon Festival in Canberra, ACT - 63.3K, 42.2K, 21.1K
- City to Surf in Karratha, WA - 12K Run/Walk, 4K Run/Walk, 4K Wheelchair
- Darwin Road Runners Half Marathon in Darwin - 21.1K Solo, 4 Person Team, 2 Person Team
- Jetty 2 Jetty in Woody Point, QLD - Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, 3K
- Lake Joondalup in Perth, WA - 10K, 5K
- Royal Run for Research in Brisbane, QLD - 8K Run, 6K Walk
- Run Melbourne in Melbourne, VIC - Half Marathon, 10K, 5K
- Stafford City Brook Run in Brisbane, QLD - 7K, 2K
- Sutherland 2 Surf from Sutherland to Wanda SLSC in Sydney, NSW - 11K
- Winery Running Festival in the Hunter Valley, NSW - Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Kids 2K
- You Yangs Trail Running Festival in Melbourne, VIC - 80K, 50K, 30K, 15K

Events next week

Wednesday July 24th 2013
- Sydney Corporate Cup in Sydney, NSW - 6K Team Event

Thursday July 25th 2013
- Adventure Sport NQ Metrogaine Series in Cairns, QLD - 1 hour

Saturday July 27th 2013
- Australian Outback Marathon in Yulara, NT - Marathon, Half Marathon, 11K, 6K
- Hobsons Bay Running Club 5K Handicap in Melbourne, VIC
- Nerang Short Course in Nerang, QLD - 17K, 6K
- parkrun throughout Australia - 5K
- Queensland Running Cross Country Series in Brisbane, QLD
- SDAC Winter Series at Grays Point, NSW - 12.4K, 7K, 3K, 2K, 1K
- Winter Warrior Challenge in Lake Mountain, VIC - 15K

Sunday July 28th 2013
- Alstonville Wollongbar Fun Run Challenge in NSW - 10K, 5K, Kids 1K
- Athletics Victoria XCR in Melbourne, VIC - 10K, 3K
- City to Surf in Geraldton, WA - 12K Run/Walk, 4K Run/Walk, 4K Wheelchair
- Flinders Tour in Beerburrum, QLD - 50K, 25K, 10K
- Fremantle Fun Run in Perth, WA - 10K, 5K
- Hills to Henley River Run in Adelaide, SA - 30K, 15K, 6K
- Jabulani Challenge in Sydney, NSW - 43K, 22K, 12K
- Lions Mountain View Challenge in Maleny, QLD - Half Marathon, 8K, 3K
- Mornington Bay Run in Melbourne, VIC - 8.2K, 4.2K
- Park2Park in Ipswich, QLD - Half Marathon, 10K, 5K
- Pomona King of the Mountain Festival in Pomona, QLD - 4.5K, 3K, 2.8K, Primary School Relay
- Roseville Chase Rotary Fun Run in Sydney, NSW - 10K, 5K
- Salomon Trail Running Series at Plenty Gorge, VIC - Approx 17K, 12K, 6K
- Sri Chinmoy Melbourne at Princes Park, VIC - Marathon, 30K, 20K, 10K, 5K
- Sunshine Coast Run Series in QLD - 10K, 5K, 2K
- The Color Run in Cairns, QLD - 5K
- Westlink M7 Cities Marathon in Sydney, NSW - 42.2K, 2x21.1K Relay, Kids 2K

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!

Best Running Regards,

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