Weekly Newsletter November 6th 2013

This week's newsletter on November 6th 2013 covers advertising opportunities, interesting articles, our recent competition winner, recent updates, and events coming up over the next two weeks.

== Advertising Opportunities ==

If you are an event organiser or have a running related product or service you wish to advertise, we have display advertising space available from December; those are the large image ads you see on the right side of every page on the website.

See the advertising page for more information and email me to book your ad space or if you have any questions regarding advertising.

== Interesting articles ==

Older runners and recovery
I've recently shared articles about Ed Whitlock, the fast 82 year old marathoner, and Fauja Singh, the world's oldest marathoner who recently retired from races. Fitting in with this theme of older runners, Ultra 168 posted an article about older runners and recovery by Canberra-based running coach, Hanny Allston. Read the article here.

How to be a marathon and half-marathon pacemaker
I ran the Auckland Marathon in New Zealand on Sunday and the 4 hour pace group caught up to me with about 300 metres to go and I managed to just keep ahead of the pack. The pacer was awesome with his words of encouragement to his group in that last minute or so.

This article over at the Guardian's Running Blog by a half marathon pacer is slightly mis-titled and talks more about pacing in general than being a pacer, but it's still a useful read.

In pursuit of the two hour marathon
The two hour mark has loomed in the collective imagination as some kind of mythic barrier, similar to the four-minute mile or the 10-second 100 meters. But whereas those milestones were surpassed decades ago, the two-hour marathon remains stubbornly out of reach. Read more.

== Competitions ==

Long Distance Running by Sigamoney Manicka Naicker
The winner of the book "Long Distance Running: Calming the Mind and Creating Conditions of Happiness" by Sigamoney Manicka Naicker was Steve Searle from Queensland.

Find out about the book here.

== 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 Oxfam Trailwalker in Brisbane (20-22 Jun 2014) now has a 55km option

Late additions
- South Sydney Summer Orienteering Series which has already started
- Perth Kilt Run in Armadale on 16 Nov (that's Sunday next week)
- Ryde Rollercoaster Run in Putney, NSW (that's this Sunday)

== Upcoming events ==

Events this week

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
- Hume White Ribbon Fun Run and Walk - Melbourne, VIC - 5K
- 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
- Ryde Rollercoaster Run - Sydney, NSW - 3.2K, 4x800m Relay
- South Sydney Summer Series - Sydney, NSW - 45 minute orienteering
- 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

Events next week

Monday November 11th 2013
- West Sydney Summer Series - Sydney, NSW - 45 minute orienteering

Wednesday November 13th 2013
- Corporate Challenge - Sydney, NSW - 5.6K Team Event
- Sydney Summer Series - Sydney, NSW - 45 minute orienteering

Thursday November 14th 2013
- Corporate Cup Series - Melbourne, VIC - 3.8K
- PwC Cool Night Classic - Perth, WA - 5K

Saturday November 16th 2013
- 30/50 Team Challenge - Mornington Peninsula, VIC - 50K, 30K
- Be Active Metro Series - Perth, WA - 3 to 8km Evening Orienteering
- Beerwah at Night - Glasshouse Mountains, QLD - 50K, 30K, 20K, 10K
- Narrowneck - Katoomba, NSW - 20K, 14K
- Parkrun - Throughout Australia - 5K
- Perth Kilt Run - Armadale, WA - 5K
- Run From the Hills - Avoca, VIC - 21.5K, 7K, Junior 2K
- South Sydney Summer Series - Sydney, NSW - 45 minute orienteering
- Sprint Into Spring - Melbourne, VIC - Orienteering: Approx 3.5K, 2.5K
- The Stampede Sydney - Glenworth Valley, NSW - 10K, 5K, Kids Junior Stampede
- Upstream Challenge - Melbourne, VIC - 50K Solo, Team or Relay

Sunday November 17th 2013
- Bare Creek Trail Run - Sydney, NSW - 10K, 6K
- City Nissan EveryRun - Melbourne, VIC - 15K Run, 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk, Kids 2K
- City2Sea - Melbourne, VIC - 14K, 5K
- Eureka Climb - Melbourne, VIC - 1642 stairs / 300 metre tower climb
- Gold Coast Trail Running Series - Nerang Conservation Park, QLD - 11.9K, 6.1K
- Henley Classic - Adelaide, SA - 10K, 5K
- Marysville Marathon Festival - Marysville, VIC - 50K, 42K, 21K, 10K, 4K
- Metung Fun Run - Metung, VIC - 10K Run, 5K Run, 5K Walk
- Northern Beaches Race - Kewarra Beach, QLD - 10K, 4K
- Point to Pinnacle - Hobart, TAS - 21.1K
- Run for Hope - Canberra, ACT - 5K
- Run Geelong - Geelong, VIC - 12K, 6K
- Run with the Wind - Near Tarago and Bungendore, NSW - 8K, 5K
- Shepparton Half Ironman Fun Run - Shepparton, VIC - 7K
- SMC Road Race Series - Sydney, NSW - 21.1K, 10K, 5K
- Sydney Trail Running Series - Centennial Park, Sydney, NSW - 13K, 6.5K
- The Stampede Sydney - Glenworth Valley, NSW - 10K, 5K
- Victoria Road Runners Jells Park Fun Run - Melbourne, VIC - 15K, 10K, 5K
- WAMC Peninsula Run - Perth, WA - 10K, 5K

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!

Best Running Regards,

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