Weekly Newsletter October 15th 2014

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, Color Vibe competition winners, Kilcunda Half Marathon competition which runs until Sunday, one cancellation, four late additions to the running calendar and some other event updates.

== Interesting Articles ==

Caffeine alternatives that boost energy
That habitual coffee routine can have negative consequences on your health and athletic performance. Daily consumption hinders your adrenal glands, which help your body respond to stress - the flight or fight response. Find out some coffee alternatives over at active.com

Do you bonk when you run?
No, not that kind of bonk! It's the moment every long-distance runner and endurance athlete dreads: legs feel heavy, the body drained and the mind spent. How do you beat the bonk? Find out Jo Scott-Dalgleish's top three tips to avoid bonking during a marathon at the Guardian's Running Blog.

PB Events & Marathon Guru training programme
Marathon Guru is excited to be partnering with PB Events to help you reach your running goals in whichever event you are training for. Our interactive training programs are as close as it gets to personal coaching online as each program is tailored to your needs in terms of distance and running level. Find out more here.

Why should long runs be slower?
Runner's World was asked "I'm considering training for my first marathon. I have run several 5ks and one 10k and now I think I want to train for a longer race. My question involves the long runs. Ive read that I need to slow down on long runs, but how much do I need to slow down? And why?" Read the answer here.

Shut Up and Run's 5 best ever marathon tips
Continuing with the marathon theme, the Shut Up and Run blog offers up five tips for marathon running: know pain is temporary; change it up; embrace the suck; don't get ahead of yourself; and be grateful. For the full information about each of these tips, read the blog post here.

== Competitions ==

Color Vibe Toowoomba Competition Winners
The winners of the three free entries to the Color Vibe run in Toowoomba, Queensland on November 30th 2014 are Jenny Hawkins from Gatton, Jodie Smyly from Walloon and Sally Ripps from Toowoomba. Find out more about the event here.

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 Sunday and the winner will be drawn on Monday. 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.

- Rainbow Run in Brisbane, QLD on October 26th has been cancelled and a new date will be set for March 2015

Location changes
- Miss Muddy on March 8th has changed from Canterbury Park, Sydney to Mt Penang Parklands, Kariong

Late additions
- Caulfield Racecourse Fun Run in Melbourne, VIC this Sunday
- Rainbow Fun Run in Emerald, VIC on October 26th
- Rockingham Half Marathon in Rockingham, WA on October 26th
- SMC Road Race Series in Sydney, NSW starting back on October 26th

Other updates
- Heysen Trail Ultra on October 25th can also be run as a 57K/48K relay
- Hamilton Fun Run on November 8th now has a full marathon in addition to the other events

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!


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