Weekly Newsletter June 4th 2014

This week's newsletter on June 4th 2014 has interesting articles, competition winners, our current competition, two late additions to the calendar and one date removal.

I mentioned in last week's newsletter about the updates to the website so it looks better across devices (computers / mobile phones / tablets) and I'm almost there but the long weekend over here in New Zealand got in the way! I'll be back working on it tomorrow so hopefully early next week will see the switch over, once I've completed all the testing.

== Interesting Articles ==

Healthy Intelligent Training: HIT System Seminars
The HIT System Seminars look at the Lydiard Energy System Pyramid and its fundamentals. Dr. Keith Livingstone B.App.Sc. (Chiro) is author of Healthy Intelligent Training and presents the topics of his book. Melb. 21-22 August: Sydney 28-29 August. Find out more and register here.

3 simple ways to improve running efficiency
Runner's World offers three ways to improve running efficiency: get strong; get your power on; and improve your stride rate. Read the article for more information about each tip.

8 tips for racing ultras
Some very wise tips over at Ultra168 when planning to race an ultra, which include: aligning your expectations with reality; eat early and eat often; run your own race; and run with a smile on your face. Check out the rest of them and detail about each here.

What runners pack when travelling to a race
Active.com asked their users what they pack when travelling to a race, and present it in a nice infographic so you can see how much of what people take with them (gear, music, anti-chafing stuff, food, bedding, shoes, and gels). Check it out here.

Final week training tips for first time marathoners
Training Peaks asks some common questions asked by first time marathon runners: should I run the day before the race or rest completely? If I have been strength training, when should I cut back? If my goal is to just finish, what is the best way to approach the race? What is the biggest mistake made in a marathon? And how long should I wait to start running/working out again afterwards? Read the answers here.

== Competitions ==

Blisterproof competition winners
The winners of the Blisterproof competition were Amanda Gorton from NSW, Stephen Thomas from SA, and David Brown from WA. Find out more about Blisterproof at www.blisterproof.com.au

Run Tattoos competition
Go in the draw to win 1 of 3 prizes of Run Tattoos, an easy to apply temporary tattoo to help you keep on pace for your next marathon PB. Find out more about this great product and enter the competition here by Sunday.

== 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 Athletics SA Cross Country Series from May 25th to July 13th
- All Hallows School Colour Me Fun Run on June 22nd

Date changes/corrections
- Removed the 19 Oct 2014 date from the Raw Challenge in Robina, Gold Coast, which is now no longer showing on the event website (event on 18 Oct 2014 is still being run)

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!


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