Weekly Newsletter September 23rd 2014

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, 1 late addition, 2 date changes and 1 cancellation.

== Interesting Articles ==

Nutrition for Runners
Like any athlete, runners have some specific increases in nutritional demands, and this demand increases further if it is endurance events you partake in. Nutrients are responsible for keeping the body functioning at its peak on a daily basis, supporting muscle recovery, growth and adaptation, fuelling energy synthesis and maintaining bone, joint and cardiovascular health. Read more at this guest blog post by IsoWhey Sports Nutritionist Belinda Reynolds.

Night Running
Andy Jones-Wilkins at iRunFar writes: "One aspect of running long-distance ultramarathons that has always fascinated me is running at night. It seems to be a somewhat overlooked skill in the context of racing but one which clearly has an impact on performance and success." Read his article for some tips and make sure to read the comments after the article too.

Running with asthma
The Guardian's running blog looks at running with asthma. Some of the parts of the article talk about traffic levels and pollution in the UK, but are still relevant to us "down under". I suffer from asthma myself, and it's brought on particularly when it's cold, during seasonal changes and when I run fast or on tough courses. Read the article here.

The rise of the "Facebook Athlete"
Dan at Ultra168 writes "Over the last six months or so, a trend we've noticed ... is the popping up of 'Athlete Pages' on Facebook.... But we're not talking about leading runners here, we're talking about regular 'Joe's' and 'Joette's' setting up a page so people can 'like' them and follow their progress." What follows is quite an interesting discussion about what constitues an athlete and why people might set these pages up. As always on these sorts of blogs, the comments are a good read too. Read it 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
- Race for Hope in Kirra, Queensland on October 11th 2014

Date changes
- QSuper Smiddy Fun Run in Brisbane, QLD has changed from November 13th to 20th
- The Peninsula Run in Perth, WA has changed from November 16th to 30th

- The Saddleback Smash in Kiama, NSW on October 12th has been cancelled

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!


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