Weekly Newsletter April 17th 2014

This week's newsletter on April 17th 2014 has interesting articles, late additions, cancellations and date changes.

== Interesting Articles ==

Are you overtraining?

Hanny Allston talks about overtraining, something that many (ultra)runners can be guilty of. Here she looks at what it is, why it happens, what the warning signs are and how you can overcome it. Read the article here at Ultra168.

Potholes to portable toilets: a marathon runner's guide to world cities

Harmander Singh has run 80 marathons, in cities across four continents - so he's learned a lot about urban infrastructure. As he prepares to run his 30th London Marathon, he picks the worst roads, best toilets... and most dangerous areas. Read the article here at The Guardian.

Seven (light-hearted) Tips for Running in Winter

Now that the clocks have gone backwards, the shorter days and cold nights will soon be fast upon us. Ultra168 has some tips for training in winter, which include staying motivated, wearing the proper gear and the weather? Just deal with it! Find out more.

How running "may preserve thinking skills"

Activities that maintain cardio fitness - such as running, swimming and cycling - led to better thinking skills and memory 20 years on. Scientists say the research, reported in Neurology, adds to evidence the brain benefits from good heart health. Find out more at the BBC.

Selecting running shoes

Running shoes should be selected after careful consideration. With so many brands and styles of shoes on the market today, it is important to find the best fit for your feet and your needs. There is no "right shoe" that fits all runners. However, research and injury patterns have shown that there are some general characteristics of a good, safe running shoe. This PDF document by the American College of Sports Medicine has some useful tips.

== 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

- COUCH Heroes and Villains Fun Run in Cairns on Sunday
- The 2014 series of the Brisbane Road Runners Club races

Cancellations and postponements

- Townsville Podiatry Centre Fun Run which was scheduled for last Sunday was postponed due to the weather; a new date should be advised soon
- Glow Stick Run in Sunshine Coast has been postponed from May 10th to November 28th

Date changes and corrections

- Tomewin Mountain Challenge in Queensland has changed from August 24th to 17th

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!


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