Weekly Newsletter May 15th 2014

This week's newsletter on May 15th 2014 has interesting articles, a couple of late additions to the calendar, and three date changes/corrections.

== Interesting Articles ==

Roger Bannister turns clock back 60 years and still feels the thrill

Sixty years ago last Tuesday Roger Bannister collapsed into a swarm of men wearing stiff macs and bowler hats, his body feeling "like an exploding flashbulb" as he fell. Then came the words that revived him quicker than any pharmaceutical pick-me-up. "Result of event eight: one mile. First, RG Bannister of Exeter and Merton colleges, in a time which, subject to ratification, is a new track record, British record, European record, Commonwealth record and world record - Three minutes and …" Read more.

When Passing Another Runner in a Race, Should You Offer Encouragement?

Runners World offers two different takes about whether or not you should offer encouragement when passing another runner in a race. Personally, I'm all for giving and receiving encouragement, and sometimes even just a smile as people pass in the other direction is all that is needed. Read the article here and make sure to read the comments discussion at the bottom of the article.

Home made chocolate hazelnut spread

This week's recipe is for a dairy free homemade chocolate hazel nut spread, the home made version of Nutella. I'm not really much of a fan of Nutella myself, but this recipe looks good. Check it out here at The Spunky Coconut.

== Competitions ==

Blisterproof competition starting on Monday

We have a new competition starting on Monday for Blisterproof. This is a new revolutionary product designed to prevent blisters from occurring. Australian owned and designed, this adhesive fabric acts like a second skin, preventing friction, which is the main cause of blisters.

Find out more on the Blisterproof website, and watch out for the competition starting on Monday.

== 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

- Mater Little Miracles Walk on May 25th and June 1st
- Lighthouse Run on May 25th (and June 22nd, July 20th) in Bundaberg

Date changes/corrections

- The Pyrenees Wine Run in Avoca, Victoria has been rescheduled from May 25th to October 5th
- Run with the Wind is on October 26th not November 23rd as originally listed
- The Tan Ultra has been confirmed as August 31st (not August 10th as originally listed)

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!


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