Weekly Newsletter April 10th 2014

This week's newsletter on April 10th 2014 has interesting aticles, our recent competition winner, late additions, cancellations and date changes.

== Interesting Articles ==

HIT System Seminars

HIT System Seminars are for athletes and endurance sports men and women who want to know about Healthy Intelligent Training, and to achieve their optimum results and gain their peak performance with minimal impact on their health and well-being. Find out more.

How To Be An Ultra Runner

This humorous video helps you to learn critical techniques to become a fully fledged trail and ultra runner. No, you don't need to be (or even need to want to be) an ultra runner to enjoy this. Check it out at YouTube.

Sheffield runners defy cancellation and roadblocks to finish half-marathon

In a slightly farcial situation at the Sheffield Half Marathon in the UK over the weekend, event organisers cancelled the race just before it was due to start because not enough water for the aid stations turned up. The runners ran the race anyway, and the people of Sheffield handed out water and jelly babies, turning it into a true community event. Read about it here.

Surviving your first 50 mile race

I try not to post too many articles about ultra running, but so many of them are just so good which makes it very hard to choose what makes it here. The information in the article is very useful, but it's written in a fun to read way, not taking itself too seriously. Read it here at Running and Stuff.

How Long Does It Take To Get Out Of Shape?

It's the runner's biggest question and worst fear: how quickly can I get out of shape? After putting in hours of training and hundreds of miles, most athletes worry it will all go to waste if they stop. Read more here.

== Competitions ==

FlipBelt Competition Winner

The winner of the FlipBelt was Barry Keen from Griffith, NSW.
Find out more about FlipBelts here: flipbelt.com/what-is-flipbelt

== 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

- Little Street Series in Cairns this Saturday (and also May 10th)
- ANZAC Run in Elliott Heads, Queensland on April 25th
- WAMC Perth 32km and 10km on May 4th
- QUT Classic in Brisbane on May 4th
- Macedon Ranges Challenge on May 4th

Cancellations and postponements

- The Rampage in Keysbrook, WA scheduled for April 13th has been postponed, with a future replacement date TBC
- The Hubert 100 scheduled for May 3rd has been cancelled

Date changes and corrections

- The Spartan Race sprint event in Perth has changed to the same day as the super event: from July 13th to July 12th
- The Canberra Times Fun Run is on September 7th, not 14th as previously listed
- The Stromlo Running Festival has been confirmed as November 16th (had previously indicated October 18th/19th as the likely date) with 10K, 30K and 50K events

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!


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