Weekly Newsletter September 30th 2014

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, our new Color Vibe Toowoomba competition, one date change and two cancellations.

== Interesting Articles ==

One Woman's Midlife Journey to Ultrarunning
Trail Runner Mag talks to Molly Sheridan about picking up running later in life (she was a 48 year old non-athlete who "couldn't imagine running to the end of the block"), why 50-milers are more fun than marathons, and her plans to run in Antarctica. Read the article here.

What to do in the first 5 minutes after a long run
A long run has the uncanny ability to strip away your self-doubts, boost your self-esteem, and make you feel accomplished for completing what most people can't. It's a wonderful feeling; that elation is a major reason why we continue to run and pursue longer distances, and faster finish times. But what happens what you're done with your long run? Active.com answers that question here.

10 remarks no runner wants to hear
The Shut Up and Run blog posts 10 remarks no runner wants to hear, including such gems as 'When some spectator at mile 15 of the marathon says, "You're almost there!"' Check out the other 9 here.

7 keys to a healthy running relationship
Runners World offers up some tips when running with your significant other, including keeping it honest in relation to pace; set ground rules; and agree to do your own thing. Check them out here.

The Marathon du Médoc: running the world's longest, booziest, race
The Guardian's Running Blog reviews the recent Marathon du Médoc, asking if a full marathon with 23 wine stops also offering specialities such as oysters, steak, and ice-cream a recipe for success - or disaster? Read it here.

== Competitions ==

Color Vibe Toowoomba Competition
Go in the draw to win 1 of 3 entries to the Color Vibe run in Toowoomba, Queensland on November 30th 2014. This competition runs until Sunday October 12th and the winners will be drawn the following day. Enter competition.

== 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.

Date changes
- Woodford Dam Trail Run in the Blue Mountains has changed from March 21st to March 22nd

- Jacaranda Festival Fun Run in Waterview Heights, NSW on November 2nd has been cancelled
- Glow Stick Run in Sunshine Coast on November 28th has been cancelled

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!


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