Weekly Newsletter October 31st 2013

This week's newsletter on October 31st 2013 covers interesting articles, our current competition, recent updates, and events coming up over the next two weeks.

== Interesting articles ==

Ed Whitlock Runs 3:41 Marathon at Age 82
At the Toronto Waterfront Marathon, Ed Whitlock did what he usually does - astound the running world by setting another age-group world record, and feel afterward that he could have run faster. Read more.

Scott Jurek: Which race do you want to make your last?
Jurek took a two-year break to write his inspiring story of how a Midwestern backwoods boy became one of America's supreme ultrarunners. So is he now plotting his comeback, his retirement - or has he burned himself out? Read more.

The Marathon Runner as Couch Potato
Someone can train for a marathon and simultaneously qualify as a couch potato, recent research shows, raising provocative questions about how sedentary most of us really are. Read more.

== Competitions ==

Long Distance Running by Sigamoney Manicka Naicker
We have one soft cover book of "Long Distance Running: Calming the Mind and Creating Conditions of Happiness" by Sigamoney Manicka Naicker to give away. Find out about the book here and enter the competition by Sunday night.

== Recently updated event pages ==

Recent updates
To find out what's been recently updated, check the website homepage regularly. I include in this newsletter a list of the more important updates (see below) such as date changes, cancellations, or late additions to the calendar.

Significant event changes
- The Kununurra Half Marathon in WA has changed dates from 08 to 15 Jun 2014

== Upcoming events ==

Events this week

Thursday October 31st 2013
- Corporate Cup Series - Melbourne, VIC - 3.8K
- PwC Cool Night Classic - Brisbane, QLD - 5K Run, 3K Walk

Friday November 1st 2013
- John Gilmour Track Races - Cannington, Perth, WA - 10K
- Noosa Breakfast Fun Run - Noosa, QLD - 5K

Saturday November 2nd 2013
- Asics Bolt - Noosa, QLD - 5K
- Beach to Bay Strahan - Strahan, TAS - 9K, 6K, 2K
- Bright Alpine Climb - Mystic Hill, VIC - 11.09K
- Freshie Handicap - Cairns, QLD - 3K, 6K
- Parkrun - Throughout Australia - 5K
- Raw Challenge - Nugent, TAS - 8K
- Spartan Race - Razorback, NSW - 42K, 21K
- Sydney Striders 10K Series - Sydney, NSW - 10K
- Tan Time Trial - Melbourne, VIC - 8K, 4K
- Urban Max Adventure Series - Sydney, NSW - 6 hour CBD Adventure Race

Sunday November 3rd 2013
- Armidale Fun Run - Armidale, NSW - 10K, 5K, Kids 2K
- Beach Bash - Gold Coast, QLD - 6K, 4K
- Ben Donohoe Run and Walk for Fun - Canberra, ACT - 6.3K, 3,4K
- Bendigo Bank Fun Run - Bendigo, VIC - 15.55K, 10K, 5.25K
- Bright Alpine Climb - Mt Feathertop, VIC - 11.99K
- Cape Pallarenda Trail Run - Cape Pallarenda, Near Townsville, QLD - 42K, 21K, 12K, 5K
- Carcoar Cup Running Festival - Carcoar, NSW - 60K, 42.2K, 21.1K, 6K, Kids 1.8K, 42.2K 4 person relay, 26x1 mile relay
- Country Hope Community Fun Run - West Wyalong, NSW - 7K
- Fun Run Pink - Perth, WA - 5K, 2.5K, Kids 1K
- Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival - Port Douglas, QLD - 74K, 42.2K, 21.1K, 10K, 5K, Kids 2.5K
- Great Strides Walkathon - Wembly, Perth, WA - 7K Walk, 3.5K Walk
- HAT Charity Fun Run - Melbourne, VIC - 12K, 6K
- Jacaranda Festival Fun Run - Waterview Heights, NSW - 10K, 5K, 2K
- Lara Fun Run - Lara, VIC - 10K, 5K, 1.4K Kids Dash
- Mansfield High Country Fun Run - Mansfield, VIC - 21.1K, 10K, 5K, 5K Social Walk, Kids 1K
- Port of Portland 3-Bays Marathon - Portland, VIC - 42.2K Solo, 21.1K Solo, 10K Relay, 5K Relay
- Shepparton Runners Club Handicap Race - Shepparton, VIC - 5K, Junior 2K
- The Color Run - Perth, WA - 5K
- Women's and Girls' Jogalong - Canberra, ACT - 6K, 3K, 1.6K

Events next week

Monday November 4th 2013
- Bright Alpine Climb - Mt Hotham, VIC - 15.27K
- West Sydney Summer Series - Sydney, NSW - 45 minute orienteering

Tuesday November 5th 2013
- Bright Alpine Climb - Mt Buffalo, VIC - 10.46K
- Mt Ainslie Run Up - Canberra, ACT - 2.2K
- Smiddy's Fun Run - Brisbane, QLD - 5K Run, 2.5K Walk, 3 x 2.5K Relay

Wednesday November 6th 2013
- Cairns Road Runners Time Trial - Cairns, QLD - 10K, 8K, 5K, 3K
- Sydney Summer Series - Sydney, NSW - 45 minute orienteering

Saturday November 9th 2013
- Be Active Metro Series - Perth, WA - 3 to 8km Evening Orienteering
- Lighthouse Run - Bundaberg, QLD - 10K, 5K, 2K
- Neon Run - Perth, WA - 5K
- Parkrun - Throughout Australia - 5K
- Sprint Into Spring - Melbourne, VIC - Orienteering: Approx 3.5K, 2.5K
- The Great North Walk 100s - Newcastle to Sydney, NSW - 100 Mile and 100K

Sunday November 10th 2013
- A Million Steps for SMA - Traralgon, VIC - 8K, 4K
- Arthurs Seat Challenge - Melbourne, VIC - 6.7K
- Deep Space Mountain Marathon - Namadgi National Park, ACT - 42.2K, 21.1K, 10K, 5K
- Glen Gallop Fun Run - Glen Innes, NSW - 10K, 5K
- Hamilton Fun Run - Hamilton, VIC - 21.1K, 10K, 4.2K, Kids 4.2K, Kids 1.8K
- Marsdens Fisher's Ghost Fun Run - Campbelltown, NSW - 10K, 5K
- Mousdash Brisbane Sky Run - Brisbane, QLD - 10.5K Run, 10.5K Team, 5K Run/Walk
- Move4Life - Horsham, VIC - 8K, 5K, 2K
- Port Cygnet Lions Club Fun Run - Cygnet, Tasmania - 5K, Kids 2.5K
- Ronald McDonald Family Retreat Palm Cove Fun Run - Cairns, QLD - 10K, 5K, 2K
- Run For The Firies - Melbourne, VIC - 10.7K Run, 4K Run, 4K Walk
- Run Gembrook - Gembrook, VIC - 10K, 5K, 2.5K
- Run Newcastle - Newcastle, NSW - 12K Run, 6K Run/Walk
- Sri Chinmoy Sydney - Mirambeena Regional Reserve, NSW - 16K, 8K, 2 miles
- The Stomp Fun Run - Melbourne, VIC - 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk
- Triple Top Mountain Run - Near Sheffield, TAS - 19.7K

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!

Best Running Regards,

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