Weekly Newsletter April 23rd 2014

This week's newsletter on April 23rd 2014 has interesting articles, late additions and date changes.

== Interesting Articles ==

Is using a GPS watch in training and racing beneficial or detrimental?

The latest GPS watches can give you an amazing amount of information – from current speed, distance and heart rate to altitude, VO2max and calories burnt – but are they really helping you run faster or train more effectively? Or would you be better off without one? Read more.

Core work: a runner's guide

All runners - well, all exercisers, really - know they should do core work. But without some guidance you'll run out of ideas after the plank and some crunches. So here are some core exercises for home and/or gym to throw into your routine. Check them out.

The fastest runners aren't always the fastest racers

At long distance running races, you will see runners who had much better race-day strategy and execution than other runners who may have been more prepared ahead of time. It's not the fittest, fastest, most prepared runner who always wins, but often the runner who does everything just right to run the fastest on that particular course on that particular day. Read more.

The best lighting combo for night time running

Sarah Lavender Smith shares her recipe for success when lighting the way to run at night: a Fenix PD32 Flashlight, Black Diamond Spot Headlamp, and a an original Buff Headband. Find out more at The Runners Trip.

9 simple trail running tips

It's coming up to winter and there are always a lot more trail running events on the calendar. Ultra168 shares some tips for getting the best out of the trails, including: be prepared for anything; respect your surroundings; have the right gear; and have fun! Check the tips out here.

== 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

- Sutherland District Athletics Club Winter Cross Country Series: added the 2014 series dates, which started on March 8th
- Ration Shed Reconciliation Fun Run from Mugron to Cherbourg, QLD on Sunday

Date changes and corrections

- Flurolink Run in Sydney has changed from May 31st to September 7th

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!


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