Weekly Newsletter July 22nd 2013

This is a copy of the weekly newsletter from the Australian Running Calendar sent by email on July 22nd 2013 covering interesting articles, recently updated event pages, and events coming up over the next two weeks.

== Interesting articles ==

Catherine Todd 1st woman, Grant Maughan 2nd overall at Badwater
Australian Grant Maughan came 2nd overall and compatriot Catherine Todd was the 1st woman home at the Badwater Ultramarathon, the 135 mile footrace in Death Valley. Amazingly Grant was just 15 minutes behind the winner after running for almost 24 hours. Read about the event here.

Top 100 Running Blogs
The Running Bloggers website posted a list of the "top 100 running blogs" for 2013, which may be worth a look through if you are looking for some reading material! I'll have to spend some time looking through the list myself to see what gold can be found.

Running wasn't about winning or losing - until this race
"I used to think that running was all about taking part, until I entered the South Downs Way Relay - and victory appeared to be in my grasp." Read more at The Guardian's Running Blog.

No need for speed: why slow running has its own joy
Many runners take satisfaction from fast times and improved speeds. But I'm quite happy with my slower, steady pace. Read more, again at The Guardian's Running Blog.

== Recently updated event pages ==

Since last week's newsletter, we have added listings/dates for: Xterra Great Ocean Road Trail Run; Variety Santa Fun Run in Melbourne and Brisbane; The Color Run Townsville; Perth Half Marathon; and the Dungog Dash and Dawdle.

Links to online/PDF entry forms have been added to: the Ridge to Ridge Half Marathon; Madora Bay Fun Run; Point to Pinnacle; City2Sea Melbourne; The Color Run Perth; Kokoda Challenge Melbourne; Bay Run in Sydney; and Coburg Harriers Fun Run.

Note that the Night Trail Run in Sydney location has changed from Manly Dam to Garigal National Park and distances from 21K/10.5K to 15K/7K on 31 Aug 2013. And the name of the Classic Yass Running Festival has change to Run Y'ass Off and date changed from 02 Nov to 26 Oct 2013.

For these updates and more, 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. It pays to check back regularly because event information is added and updated daily.

== Upcoming events ==

Events this 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

Events next week

Thursday August 1st 2013
- Adventure Sport NQ Metrogaine Series in Cairns, QLD - 1 hour

Saturday August 3rd 2013
- parkrun throughout Australia - 5K
- SDAC Winter Series at Bottle Forest, NSW - 6K, 3K, 2K, 1K
- Sydney Striders 10K Series in Sydney, NSW
- The Bridge Marathon in Brisbane, QLD - Marathon Walk
- Victorian Road Runners Tan Time Trial in Melbourne, VIC - 8K, 4K

Sunday August 4th 2013
- Bay Run in Sydney, NSW - 7K, Kids 2K
- Brisbane Running Festival in QLD - Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, Kids 2.2K
- Cane2Coral in Bundaberg, QLD - 21.1K, 15K, 8K, 4K
- City to Surf in Albany, WA - 12K Run/Walk, 4K Run/Walk, 4K Wheelchair
- Coburg Harriers Fun Run in Melbourne, VIC - 12K, 6K
- Devilbend in Teurong, VIC - Half Marathon, 10K, 5K
- Dungog Dash and Dawdle in Dungog, NSW - 12K, 6K
- Emu Creek Trail Run in Emu Creek, NSW - 40K, 20K, 10K, 5K
- Townsville Running Festival in Townsville, QLD - Marathon, Half Marathon, 10K, 5K
- Women's and Girls' Jogalong in Canberra, ACT - 6K, 3K, 1.6K
- Yurrebilla Training Run No 2 in Adelaide, SA - 35K, 17.5K

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!

Best Running Regards,

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