Weekly Newsletter November 12th 2013

This week's newsletter on November 12th 2013 covers interesting articles, recent updates, and events coming up over the next two weeks.

== Interesting articles ==

New York Marathon shoes and signs
The New York Marathon was on the weekend before last and Sneaker Report posted photos of the first 100 pairs of shoes to cross the finishing line. It's quite interesting to see what the top runners were wearing. BuzzFeed posted photos of the "35 best signs from the NYC marathon"; my favourites are 1, 6 and 22.

3 Lessons Trail Running Taught Me About Entrepreneurship
Joshua Steimle, who writes about startups, Hong Kong and online marketing at Forbes, shared 3 things trail running has in common with entrepreneurship: the top is often further than it looks; slow and steady wins the race; and love the journey, not just the destination. I reckon he's on the money with this list and applies exactly to my experience setting up this running calendar website. Read the article for full details about each point.

Unmotivated to Run? Read This.
Trail Runner Magazine looks at some motivational issues people can have, and solutions to to help you get running again. It tackles issues like "I don't feel like running today", being bored because you don't think your run is doing anything for you, and "I'm not cut out to be a runner". Read more.

Interview with Ben Duffus, Winner of Surf Coast Century 2013
Ben Duffus is a fresh talent breaking onto the Australian Ultra Running Circuit. He has just won 2 Australian Ultras: the Surf Coast Century (solo) and the 96km Kokoda Challenge (team) while studying physics at university. This 21 year olds name is one to remember. Read the interview.

== 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
- Lake Mountain Sky Run date changed from 19 Oct to 26 Oct 2014 (and distances from 15K, 21K, 31K, 52K to 15K, 24K, 34K)
- The Junior Stampede this weekend in Glenworth Valley north of Sydney is available on both Saturday and Sunday

== Upcoming events ==

Events this week

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 Solo, 50K 2/4 Person Team, 30K 2/4 Person Team
- 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 - 21.4K
- 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, Kids Junior Stampede
- Victoria Road Runners Jells Park Fun Run - Melbourne, VIC - 15K, 10K, 5K
- WAMC Peninsula Run - Perth, WA - 10K, 5K

Events next week

Monday November 18th 2013
- West Sydney Summer Series - Sydney, NSW - 45 minute orienteering

Tuesday November 19th 2013
- Black Mountain Run Up - Canberra, ACT - 2.6K

Wednesday November 20th 2013
- Hertz Relay Run - Melbourne, VIC - 3x5K Team Relay
- Sydney Summer Series - Sydney, NSW - 45 minute orienteering

Saturday November 23rd 2013
- Be Active Metro Series - Perth, WA - 3 to 8km Evening Orienteering
- Go the Extra Mile 50ks in a Day - Melbourne, VIC - 50K Walk
- Moon Shadow - Perth, WA - 12K Night Run
- Parkrun - Throughout Australia - 5K
- South Sydney Summer Series - Sydney, NSW - 45 minute orienteering
- Sprint Into Spring - Melbourne, VIC - Orienteering: Approx 3.5K, 2.5K

Sunday November 24th 2013
- Central Coast Half Marathon - The Entrance, NSW - 21.1K, 10K
- Coburg Harriers Lake Classic - Melbourne, VIC - 10K, 5K
- Euston Half Marathon Carnival - Euston, NSW - 21.1K, 10K, 4K, Kids 1.5K
- Fun Run Pink - Kawana Waters, Sunshine Coast, QLD - 5K, 2.5K, Kids 1K
- La Sportiva TrailACT - Paddys River, ACT - 15K, 8K, Kids 1K
- MFB Charity Running Club River Run - Melbourne, VIC - 10K, 5K
- Mirabella Mountain Fun Run - Mt Buller, VIC - 21.5K, 10K
- Rainbow Beach Trail Runs - Rainbow Beach, QLD - 43K, 25K, 11K
- Run the Ridge - Near Beaconsfield, TAS - 5K, 1K
- Skechers Spring into Shape Series - Melbourne, VIC - 15K, 10K, 5K
- The Color Run - Melbourne, VIC - 5K
- WAMC Deepwater Point Run - Perth, WA - 15K, 7.5K

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!

Best Running Regards,

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