Weekly Newsletter October 8th 2014

This week's newsletter has interesting articles and our Color Vibe Toowoomba & Kilcunda Half Marathon competitions. There are no date changes or cancellations etc this week.

== Interesting Articles ==

Are we at "ultra" saturation point in Australia?
Ultra168 asks if there are too many ultra races now in Australia or indeed globally? Over the last few years we've seen an explosion in the number of races in Australia and around the world, mixing commercial operators with non-commercial clubs and groups. Both have their rightful place in our sport, but will they both survive? Read the opinion piece here.

A beginner's guide to cross training
Runner's World looks at how to go about cross training, which can play an important role in your overall fitness routine. It gives the muscles you use in walking and running a chance to recover while strengthening other parts of the body, boosting all-around fitness, and preventing injuries. Plus it helps prevent burnout to keep you running nonstop, injury-free. Find out more here.

How to avoid all day post long run hunger
Runner's World answers this question asked by a reader: "My long run this past weekend was 29km. Everything is going pretty well with my training except after the long runs I find I am so hungry that I eat everything in sight all day long. Anything I can do to prevent this?" Read the answer here.

Hundreds Of Mountaineers Climb The Alps For Epic Photoshoot
This isn't really running related, but I had to share it because the photos are just so amazing. To celebrate the 150th anniversary of the first ascent of the Matterhorn ridge in the Alps, Mammut, a Swiss mountaineering equipment company, asked photographer Robert Bösch to take a special photo to mark the occasion for the brand's 2015 ad campaign. A team of mountain climbers ascended the Matterhorn's Hörnli ridge and lit bright red lights that, at dawn, illuminated the path taken to make the first successful ascent. Check the photo and others out 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 and the winners will be drawn the following day. Enter competition.

Kilcunda Half Marathon Competition
Go in the draw to win an entry to the Kilcunda Half Marathon or George Bass Coastal 16K on February 1st 2015 thanks to Running Wild in Victoria. The competition runs until October 19th and the winner 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, cancellations, etc
- There are no date changes, cancellations, etc this week

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!


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