Weekly Newsletter November 20th 2013

This week's newsletter on November 20th 2013 covers interesting articles, our latest competition, recent updates, and events coming up over the next two weeks.

== Interesting articles ==

Brendan Davies' Carcoar Cup race report
Bredan Davies wrote about his recent race at the Carcoar Cup. "Everything about the running festival had really nice touches about it; from the 'enter now but pay later' registration system to the cracking of the stock whip starting signal. There was a kids race and a 'Creek to Carcoar' race too." Read more.

30 things every woman should know about running
Runners World posted a list of things women should know about running; many of these things apply equally to men and some not so much :) Read the list here.

Stair training - how can it help you?
Training up and down stairs is maybe not one of the first things you think about as part of your training repertoire, but it's something that's gaining popularity in the training stakes, particularly if you're nowhere near any large hills. Read more.

The 10 biggest myths about running
This list seems familiar but they're always interesting for a look. Some of the myths they cover off are needing to have a certain body type; having to run every day to improve; cushioned shoes will prevent injury; and the old favourite: running is bad for your knees. Read the list here.

Jim's last group run
I'll finish off this week's interesting articles list with a story about Jim Kelly, a runner who gave so much to his running community. When it was time to go to the cemetery, the funeral director had this idea. The cemetery was only a mile away. Instead of vehicles following behind, would they honour Jim by running behind the hearse? Read more.

== Competitions ==

Win a pair of Safe Lace
Safe Lace is a revolutionary product suitable for all laced shoes and all ages, children and adults. We have two pairs to give away to two lucky winners (one pair each). Find out more and enter the competition 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 WAMC Founders Run in Perth has changed dates from 01 to 08 Dec 2013
- The South Sydney Summer Series race this Saturday has a venue change from Waverley to Bronte
- The Centennial Park Ultra, scheduled for 14 Sep has been cancelled and will not be run in 2014
- The Holt Bolt has a number of date changes from Saturdays 29 Mar, 31 May, 26 Jul, 27 Sep 2014 to Sundays 30 Mar, 01 Jun, 27 Jul, 28 Sep 2014

== Upcoming events ==

Events this week

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

Events next week

Monday November 25th 2013
- West Sydney Summer Series - Sydney, NSW - 45 minute orienteering

Wednesday November 27th 2013
- Sydney Summer Series - Sydney, NSW - 45 minute orienteering

Thursday November 28th 2013
- Adventure Sport NQ Metrogaine Series - Cairns, QLD - 1 hour
- Corporate Cup Series - Melbourne, VIC - 3.8K
- Worldwide Companion 5K - Anywhere you want - 5K

Friday November 29th 2013
- Glow Stick Run - Sunshine Coast, QLD - 10K, 6K, 2K

Saturday November 30th 2013
- Be Active Metro Series - Perth, WA - 3 to 8km Evening Orienteering
- Bruny Island Ultra Marathon - Bruny Island, TAS - 64K Solo or 2 to 10 person relay
- Call of the Beast - Canberra, ACT - 11K, 8K, 3.5K, Kids 1-2K
- Hobsons Bay Running Club Handicap - Melbourne, VIC - 5K
- La Sportiva Mountain Running Series - Razorback Run - Alpine National Park, VIC - 68K, 64K, 58K, 38K, 22K
- Mud Run - Sydney, NSW - 7K, Kids 1K
- Parkrun - Throughout Australia - 5K
- Sprint Into Spring - Ballarat, VIC - Orienteering: Approx 3.5K, 2.5K
- Sprint Into Spring - Ballarat, VIC - Orienteering: Approx 3.5K, 2.5K
- Suck It Up Buttercup - Tamworth, NSW - 10K Mud Obstacle Course, Kids 3K
- The Holt Bolt - Strathpine, QLD - 6-8K Obstacle Course
- Tour de Tamborine - Mt Tamborine, QLD - 15K Trail Run, 8.5K Trail Run

Sunday December 1st 2013
- Balmain Fun Run - Sydney, NSW - 10K, 5K, Kids 2K
- Blue Lake Fun Run - Mount Gambier, SA - 10.4K, 6.8K, 3.2K
- Bupa Take Steps for Good Health - Melbourne, VIC - 8K, 4K
- Dinner Plain Mile High Trail Run - Dinner Plain to Mount Hotham Trail, VIC - 21K, 7K, 4K
- Mark Webber Tasmania Challenge Adventure Run - Hobart, TAS - 6.5K
- MS Mud Run - Adelaide, SA - 4K
- OK's 4 Kids Family Fun Run/Walk - Ballarat, VIC - 15K, 6K, 3K
- Shepparton Runners Club Handicap Race - Shepparton, VIC - 5K, Junior 2K
- South Sydney Summer Series - Sydney, NSW - 45 minute orienteering
- Sprint Into Spring - Ballarat, VIC - Orienteering: Approx 3.5K, 2.5K
- The Santa Run - Launceston, TAS - 5K, 2.5K
- Tour de Tamborine - Mt Tamborine, QLD - 21.1K, 10K Road Run/Walk, 5K Road Run/Walk, Junior 1K
- Variety Santa Fun Run - Adelaide, SA - 4K
- Variety Santa Fun Run - Brisbane, QLD - 5K
- Variety Santa Fun Run - Canberra, ACT - 5K
- Variety Santa Fun Run - Darwin - 2K
- Variety Santa Fun Run - Fremantle, WA - 4K
- Variety Santa Fun Run - Hobart, TAS - 4K
- Variety Santa Fun Run - Melbourne, VIC - 10K, 5K, 2K
- Variety Santa Fun Run - Newcastle, NSW - 5K, 3K
- Variety Santa Fun Run - Sydney, NSW - 5K
- Women's and Girls' Jogalong - Canberra, ACT - 6K, 3K, 1.6K

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!

Best Running Regards,

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