Weekly Newsletter November 4th 2014

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, our new Kurrawa 2 Duranbah competition, three late additions to the running calendar, and confirmation of events at the Phillip Island Multisport Festival.

== Interesting Articles ==

Indigenous Australian runners battle fierce winds to cross New York marathon finish line
Ten Indigenous Australian runners, battled strong winds and near-zero temperatures to finish the New York marathon after just months in training, having been sponsored by the Indigenous Marathon Project (IMP), a health promotion charity set up by Olympian Rob de Castella. Find out more.

Lamington Classic race report by Shona Stephenson
The Lamington Classic was held on October 18th and 19th. Shona Stephenson writes her race report for this year's event: "My adrenalin was pumping on the drive into the Lamington Plateau. I love racing in new locations, it always brings a new adventure." Read her report here.

10 tips for running in the heat
And Shona also shares her tips for running in the heat, which include: staying hydrated with electrolytes; drinking regularly and checking your hydration; under dress, not overheat; wear sunscreen; and adjust your pace. Check out the full list here.

Running: an aid to the creative process?
The Guardian's Running Blog looks at how running can help unblock writer's block. I personally find running often helps me solve programming and other technical issues: sometimes I get stuck, go for a run, and the solution often just pops into my head. Read the Guardian's article here.

Thank you: from the front of the pack, to the back
This really interesting article is by a front of the pack runner: "The time has come for me to finally say thanks, to thank a lot of people I've been meaning to thank but haven't had the courage. I want to say thanks for all the inspiration I got from the runners I've seen and talked with, but that I've never run with. Specifically, the people who doubted themselves in word, but inspired me through work. This is my confession of thanks, from one runner in the front of the pack, to the runners in the back." Read his confession here.

== Competitions ==

Win an entry to Kurrawa 2 Duranbah
Go in the draw to win an entry to Kurrawa 2 Duranbah on Sunday December 14th on the Gold Coast Beachfront. There is a 50km solo ultramarathon, and 2x25km relay, solo 30km and solo 15km events. The competition runs until Sunday November 16th with the winner 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.

Late additions
- YMCA of Canberra Spring Series which started today
- Call of the Beast in Canberra on Saturday
- Orienteering Metro Series at Fleming Reserve in Perth on Saturday

Other updates
- The weekend schedule for Phillip Island Multisport Festival has been confirmed: 5K & 10K on 02 Jan 2015 and 42K, 21K and Kids 1K on 03 Jan 2015

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!


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