Weekly Newsletter July 31st 2013

This is a copy of the weekly newsletter from the Australian Running Calendar sent by email on July 31st 2013 covering interesting articles, recently updated event pages, and events coming up over the next two weeks.

I was on holiday last week, and came back to usual work backlog you get when you go on holiday! So there were very few updates to the website in the last 9 days until this morning, when I've been working my way through the upcoming events over the next 4 weeks to make sure they are as accurate as I can make them.

I still have a large backlog of event websites to double check and should get through that in the next 3 to 4 days in time for next week's newsletter on Monday.

== Interesting articles ==

Samuel Maguire charity run from Sydney to Melbourne
Samuel Maguire is running 950kms from Sydney Opera House to Melbourne over 14 days in September to raise money for the Cancer Council. Sam has a wonderfully supportive wife and 3 kids, works full time, which includes a lot of travel, and he still manages to find time to run a minimum of 2-3 hours nearly every day. Find out more: Facebook, Herald Sun article, fundraising page.

Timothy Olson: The Next Chapter
Timothy Olson is a champion ultra distance runner, and has decided for the next while to go off and explore nature and the "opportunities of life" with his family. His blog post is a good real and highlights how family is such an important part of our lives. Read more.

What the heck is a speed workout?
Philadelphia Runner's Ross Martinson explains what speedwork is by answering these questions: What is the point of speed work when you're training for a distance run? Does speed work matter for people who just want to finish in one piece? What kinds of speed workouts should a person do? How often should speed work be done? Is it helpful to do speed work on a treadmill when you're first starting out so you can monitor distance and speed easily? Read more.

== Recently updated event pages ==

As per the note at the top of this newsletter, there wasn't much updated last week, a lot today, and there'll be heaps of updates in the next week days. So pop along to the website homepage for the most recently updated listings, and be sure to check back regularly.

One thing to note, there's a series of upcoming events called the Rainbow Run. There have been a few of these already staged, but there's very little information about or way to register for the upcoming events and the next one is supposed to be in Cairns on August 18th. I've put a note on each the upcoming event's pages which talks about this, and have emailed the event organisers to see if they can clarify if these events are indeed going ahead. Watch this space!

== Upcoming events ==

Events this 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

Events next week

Tuesday August 6th 2013
- Mt Ainslie Run Up in Canberra, ACT - 2.2K

Wednesday August 7th 2013
- Cairns Road Runners Time Trial in Cairns, QLD - 10K, 8K, 5K, 3K

Thursday August 8th 2013
- Adventure Sport NQ Metrogaine Series in Cairns, QLD - 1 hour

Saturday August 10th 2013
- Athletics Victoria XCR in Warragul, VIC - 8K, 4K, 3K, 2K
- Charters Towers Healthy Lifestyle Festival in Charters Towers, QLD - 10K, 5K, 3K
- Great Pyramid Race in Gordonvale, QLD - 11.6K, 5K, 1.5K
- parkrun throughout Australia - 5K
- Wildhorse at Night near Beerburrum, QLD - 27K, 16.5K, 10K

Sunday August 11th 2013
- AWMA Trail Running Series - McFarlanes Hill in Wadonga, VIC - 19K
- BRAC 2 Beach Fun Run in Broome, WA - 10K, 5K
- Carina Canter in Brisbane, QLD - 4K, 2K
- City to Surf in Busselton, WA - 12K Run/Walk, 4K Run/Walk, 4K Wheelchair
- City2Surf in Sydney, NSW - 14K
- Mt Misery Trail Run in Adelaide, SA - 16K Run, 7K Run/Walk
- Perth Half Marathon in Perth, WA - 21.1K, 5K
- The Tan Ultra in Melbourne, VIC - 100K, 50K, 42K, 30K, 21K, 12K, 4K
- Wimmera Grampians Heart Challenge in Stawell, Victoria - 10K, 5K

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!

Best Running Regards,

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