Weekly Newsletter December 10th 2013

This week's newsletter on December 10th 2013 covers interesting articles, competition winners, recent updates, and events coming up over the next two weeks.

== Interesting articles ==

How to run with your dog
Dogs make brilliant running partners, with their endless enthusiasm and boundless energy. Here are six tips for making the most of your canine training companion. Read more

What's it like to take on the Ironman challenge as a woman?
Women are almost an endangered species in the brutal Ironman challenge. So what's it like to be one of the few female participants? Read more

How to return to running after a muscle strain
Sports Doctor William O Roberts at Runners World responds to a question about returning to running after straining a muscle, noting a slow and safe return is needed. Read more

Vertical beer mile
I can't say I see the attraction in running a beer mile in the first place, but these guys did a vertical beer mile. "Mix a steep hill, some stupid/competitive/crazy/fast runners, and four beers of your choosing (at least 5% alcohol by volume), and you have what could either be a complete clusterf@#$, or an absolutely great time." Read more

== Competitions ==

Color Me Rad Competition winner #2
The second winner of an entry to Color Me Rad 5k Australia in Sydney is Sabrina Lefebvre from Sydney, NSW. Color Me Rad is coming to Sydney on February 23rd 2014 with a tsunami of color that'll make colored tears of joy run down your cheeks and will renew your will to live. Find out more on the event website

== 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
- nothing this week

Late additions
- nothing this week

== Upcoming events ==

Events this week

Wednesday December 11th 2013
- Emma and Tom's Christmas Run - Melbourne, VIC - 10K, 5K, Kids 2K
- Sydney Summer Series - Sydney, NSW - 45 minute orienteering

Thursday December 12th 2013
- Adventure Sport NQ Metrogaine Series - Cairns, QLD - 1 hour
- Twilite Tan Time Trial - Melbourne, VIC - 8K, 4K

Friday December 13th 2013
- Black Friday Run - North Cairns, QLD - 3K to 10K

Saturday December 14th 2013
- Be Active Metro Series - Perth, WA - 3 to 8km Evening Orienteering
- Parkrun - Throughout Australia - 5K
- South Sydney Summer Series - Sydney, NSW - 45 minute orienteering
- The Santa Run - Kingston, TAS - 4.5K, 2.5K

Sunday December 15th 2013
- 6 Inch Trail Marathon - North Dandalup to Dwellingup, WA - 46K
- Carina Canter - Brisbane, QLD - 4K, 2K
- SMC Road Race Series - Sydney, NSW - 21.1K, 10K, 5K
- Sri Chinmoy Sydney - Iron Cove, NSW - 14K, 7K, 4K
- Tour de Ridges - Mawson, ACT - 21.2K Run, 15.3K Walk, 15K Run, 10.6K Run/Walk
- WAMC City Beach - Perth, WA - 8K, 4K

Events next week

Tuesday December 17th 2013
- Black Mountain Run Up - Canberra, ACT - 2.6K

Wednesday December 18th 2013
- Sydney Summer Series - Sydney, NSW - 45 minute orienteering

Saturday December 21st 2013
- Duncan's Run Hundred - Gippsland, VIC - 100K, 50K, 30K, 100K 3 Person Relay (50K, 30K, 20K Legs)
- Parkrun - Throughout Australia - 5K
- South Sydney Summer Series - Sydney, NSW - 45 minute orienteering

Sunday December 22nd 2013
- Power Bar Fun Run Series - Victor Harbour, SA - 10K, 5K

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!

Best Running Regards,

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