Weekly Newsletter October 2nd 2013

This is a copy of the weekly newsletter from the Australian Running Calendar sent by email on October 2nd 2013 covering interesting articles, our new competition, recently updated event pages, and events coming up over the next two weeks.

== Interesting articles ==

AU Weekend Warriors
AU Weekend Warriors on October 19th in Melbourne is part of the Australian Physiotherapy Association's New Moves Conference with presentations, games, contests, and workshops led by the top names in physiotherapy and fitness, including special celebrity guests from the AFL and Olympic sports. Find out more here.

The Stampede Melbourne looking for volunteers
The Melbourne Stampede at Wandin North on Saturday October 26th are looking for volunteers. Find out more information here.

Men's marathon record broken at the Berlin Marathon
On Sunday, Wilson Kipsang of Kenya set a world record of 2:03:23 at the Berlin Marathon. He shaved 15 seconds off the previous record of 2:03:38, set two years ago in Berlin by his countryman Patrick Makau. I personally find it amazing that people can run that fast for two hours when I can't run that fast at all! Read the full article here over at the New York Times.

Half-Marathoner Misses Turn, Wins Marathon
Meredith Fitzmaurice's plan was to complete the half-marathon at the Run for Heroes Marathon as training for her first marathon. But somewhere along the route, her plan went awry after she missed the turnaround for the half-marathon. Read more.

The Guardian Running Blog articles
There's been a whole bunch of interesting articles over at The Guardian's Running Blog recently, so I'll just bullet point them here:
- Running with buggies: child's play or hell on wheels?
- The Kathmandu marathon: 'It's like running with a cigarette in your mouth'
- RunKeeper talks smart watches, iPhone 5s and privacy issues for fitness apps
- Fasted training: should you eat before exercise?

== Competitions ==

Mt Baw Baw Seasons of Pain Competition

Seasons of Pain at Victoria's Mt Baw Baw Alpine Resort is a mountain adventure race with trail running, mountain biking and a sting at the end!

Thanks to the Mount Baw Baw Alpine Resort Management Board, we have a great prize package to give away. First prize is 2 nights accommodation in the Alpine Flashpackers (for 1 or two people) on the Friday and Saturday night of the event + free event entry to Seasons of Pain Spring (solo or team) on November 30th 2013.

There are also 4 additional "second prizes" of 1 free entry each (solo or team).

Enter competition now

== Recently updated event pages ==

Check for recent updates on the website homepage
I'm continuing to work my way through the event listings since the major website update three weeks ago, and have manually checked 123 event listings since the newsletter last week. I've now manually checked 38% of all listings in the database against the event website since the update, and am continuing to work away at this.

Make sure you check out the website homepage for the most recently updated listings, and be sure to check back regularly for our frequent updates.

Significant event changes
- Fun Run Pink in Adelaide on 01 Dec 2013 has been postponed until next year, date TBC
- Glow Run in Adelaide on 05 Oct 2013 has been cancelled
- Spartan Race in New South Wales now only appears to have one date: 02 Nov 2013
- The first event in the Sports Super Centre Series has changed from 16 Feb to 23 Fev 2014
- Removed Cupid's Undie Run date of 09 Feb 2014 as there is no longer any reference on the event website to Australian events

== Upcoming events ==

Events this week

Wednesday October 2nd 2013
- Cairns Road Runners Time Trial - Cairns, QLD - 10K, 8K, 5K, 3K
- Sydney Corporate Cup - Sydney, NSW - 6K Team Event
- Sydney Summer Series - Sydney, NSW - 45 minute orienteering

Thursday October 3rd 2013
- Corporate Cup Series - Melbourne, VIC - 3.8K

Saturday October 5th 2013
- Magnetic Island Run - Magnetic Island, QLD - 14K, 12K, 8.5K, 6.1K
- Parkrun - Throughout Australia - 5K
- Sydney Striders 10K Series - Sydney, NSW - 10K
- The Great Amazing Race - Melbourne, VIC - Approx 3 hours
- Western Sydney Marathon - Sydney, NSW - 42.2K, 21.1K, 10K, 5K

Sunday October 6th 2013
- Carina Canter - Brisbane, QLD - 4K, 2K
- CQPhysio Group Spring Classic - Yeppoon, QLD - 21.1K, 10K, 5K, 1 mile, Kids 1.6K
- Fremantle Half Marathon - South Beach, Fremantle, WA - 21.1K, 5K
- Prisoners on the Run Fun Run - Beechworth, VIC - 8K
- Run Ballarat - Ballarat, VIC - 12K, 6K
- Run for Your Heart - Launceston, TAS - 5K, Kids 800m
- Run the Maine - Castlemaine, VIC - 10K, 5K, 2K
- Spartan Race - Morrisons, VIC - 14K
- The Color Run - Townsville, QLD - 5K
- Toowoomba Marathon - Toowoomba, QLD - 42.2K, 31.6K, 21.1K, 10K
- Women's and Girls' Jogalong - Canberra, ACT - 6K, 3K, 1.6K

Events next week

Monday October 7th 2013
- Sri Chinmoy Labour Day - Canberra - 10K, 4K

Wednesday October 9th 2013
- Fast Track Corporate Running Series - Brisbane, QLD - 7K, 4.5K
- Sydney Summer Series - Sydney, NSW - 45 minute orienteering

Thursday October 10th 2013
- Twilite Tan Time Trial - Melbourne, VIC - 8K, 4K

Friday October 11th 2013
- Griffo's Challenge - Brisbane, QLD - 21.1K or any distance you choose

Saturday October 12th 2013
- 100 Women Walk - Melbourne, VIC - 50K Team, 20K Team/Solo, 10K Team/Solo
- Fitzroy Falls Fire Trail Marathon - Fitzroy Falls, NSW - 42.2K, 10K, 5K
- Freedom Trail Run - Near Byron Bay, NSW - 40K, 25K, 13K, 5K
- Go the Extra Mile - Sydney, NSW - 50K Solo or Relay
- Great Ocean Walk Trail Run - Apollo Bay to 12 Apostles, VIC - 100K, 2x50K Relay
- Mt Majura Vineyard Two Peaks & One Peak - Canberra, ACT - 20K Solo/Relay, 12K
- Neon Run - Brisbane, QLD - 5K
- Parkrun - Throughout Australia - 5K
- Sprint Into Spring - Melbourne, VIC - Orienteering: Approx 3.5K, 2.5K
- Tough Mudder - Mulgoa, NSW - 19K approx

Sunday October 13th 2013
- Bribie Beach Bash - Bribie Island, QLD - 50K, 42.2K, 21.1K, 15K, 10K, 6K, 3K
- ECU Community Campus Dash - Joondalup, WA - 8K, 4K, 2K
- Great Strides Walkathon - Geelong, VIC - 6K Run, 3K Run/Walk
- Madora Bay Fun Run - Madora Bay, WA - 10K, 4K
- McLaren Vale Half Marathon - McLaren Vale, SA - 21.1K, 10K, 5K
- Melbourne Marathon Festival - Melbourne, VIC - 42.2K, 21.1K, 10K, 5.7K, 3K
- Memory Walk and Jog - Illawarra, NSW - 7.5K, 2K
- River Run 100 - Brisbane, QLD - 100K Solo or relay team of 2, 4, 6, 8, 10 people
- Saddleback Smash - Kiama, NSW - 6K
- Surf to Surf Fun Run - Bunbury, WA - 10K, 5K
- Sydney Trail Running Series - Centennial Park, Sydney, NSW - 13K, 6.5K
- The Color Run - Sunshine Coast, QLD - 5K
- Tough Mudder - Mulgoa, NSW - 19K approx
- Twin Bridges Half Trail Marathon - Wangetti, QLD - 21.1K
- WAMC One Hour and Half Hour Races - Perth, WA - 1 Hour, 1/2 Hour

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!

Best Running Regards,

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