Weekly Newsletter March 26th 2014

This week's newsletter on March 26th 2014 has advertising opportunities, interesting running articles, our new competition, late event additions and important event updates and corrections.

== Advertising opportunities ==

Listing an event and using the Australian Running Calendar is completely free. The website is ad-supported, with 300x250 display ads present on the right side of all pages of the website. And we need advertisers for the website to remain online!

Ads are currently getting around 45,000 impressions each per week, and are extremely cost effective at getting visitors to click through to event websites.

If you are interested in advertising your event (or product or service) with display advertising, then please send me an email or check out the advertising page for more information.

== Interesting articles ==

How to clean your workout clothes correctly

You come home from the gym or a run and are shocked by the odour emanating from your workout clothes. Sometimes, no matter how many times you run them through the washer, the technical materials used to make more exercise clothing just don't seem to want to come clean. Before you head out to replace those stinky duds, consider these tips and tricks for cleaning even the worst smelling bike shorts and sports bras. Check them out here.

If You Run Slow, Who Cares?

When I first started working with age group and recreational runners in 2006, one of the biggest surprises to me was the amount of negative thinking and lack of self-confidence many runners exhibited. Almost every runner that joined the group introduced themselves to me by stating "I'm probably the slowest person you've ever coached" or "you probably don't work with runners as slow as I am." Read more.

Delicious Almond and Date Balls - Gluten & dairy free

These look delicious and I'm going to have to try them out; they would probably work quite well on the run, or else as an after run snack. Check out the recipe and photos here.

5 Pre-race Nutrition Mistakes

RunnersWorld has a list of 5 pre-race nutrition mistakes: eating a whole box of pasta; drinking too much water; loading up on fibre; skipping breakfast; and trying something new. Check them out here for all the details.

How To Train For A Race In 4 Weeks

I'm not sure training for a race in just 4 weeks is necessarily a good idea, but this article at competitor.com talks about it. "Whether you were battling an early-season injury or simply slacked on your training, you now find yourself one month away from a race you signed up for a while ago. The problem is that you are nowhere near race-shape. Can you make it to the starting line and walk away with a respectable showing?" Read more.

== Competitions ==

Win a FlipBelt

Go in the draw to win a FlipBelt, a singular tubular waistband to put your phone, music and keys while out excercising. The competition runs until Sunday April 6th 2014, and the winner wil be drawn the following day. Enter competition.

== Recently added and updated events ==

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 such as date changes, cancellations or late additions to the calendar. Late additions are events which will take place in the next two to three weeks and have only just been added to the website.

Late additions

- Mt Tennent Challenge / ACT Mountain Running Championships on April 5th
- Griffith Bacchus on the Lake on April 18th

Corrections and updates

- Minnippi Parklands Cross Country has changed from April 5th to 12th
- YMCA of Canberra Half Marathon has changed from 24/25 May to 17/18 May
- The ultra at the Great Barrier Reef Marathon Festival this year will be 84km; in previous years it was 74km; this event is on November 9th
- Simpson Desert Adventure Crossing has changed from April 22nd 2014 to April 22nd 2015

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!


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