Weekly Newsletter November 11th 2014
This week's newsletter has interesting articles, our two current competitions which run until Sunday, and the late addition of the Orienteering Metro Series in and around Perth.
Brendan Davies' Heysen 105 race report
Bredan Davies ran at the recent Heysen 105 race, and wrote up a fairly amusing race report on his blog. His 25 word summary goes like this: "Sand, heat, paddocks, hay bales, cows, kangaroos, electric fences, galahs, stiles, ferns, snakes, rolling hills, pine forests, cow patties, country roads and the most friendly group of people one could want to spend time with." Read the race report here.
If Hallmark made cards for runners
From the Shut Up and Run blog: "I am thinking of going into business making greeting cards for audiences that don't have many greeting cards. Like runners. There are so many of us who need the perfect card to express to our loved ones a variety of sentiments".
The blog post has categories covering sympathy (e.g. "Sorry you chafed during your race and everyone called you 'ketchup nipples'"), congratulations (e.g. "Congrats on finishing your marathon! Now please stop talking about it. Love, all of your non-running friends") and best wishes (e.g. "Good luck not hitting the wall in your upcoming marathon. The wall really sucks and you want to die"). Check it out here.
Matt Cutts' running tips
Matt Cutts leads the web spam team at Google and is taking time out from Google at the moment. He's been blogging every day recently and covered a few running topics (which is how I learnt he's a runner), including this useful post with running tips for the new long distance runner. There's also loads of extra tips from other runners in the comments section, so lots of good reading and ideas.
What will it take to run a 2 hour marathon?
Runner's World has a very cool page full of information and infographics to work out what it will take for someone to run a 2 hour marathon. There's lots of really useful information, even for us regular mortals and it's really nicely presented. Check it out here.
Rotten teeth mar athletes' dreams
Top athletes are often dogged by decaying teeth and gum disease, a performance-sapping problem in which sports drinks, high-carb diets and training regimes may play a part, say sports specialists. Fast energy replenishment often means athletes use high-carbohydrate diets or guzzle sugary, acidic energy drinks, which without cleaning can boost the risk of tooth decay and damaged enamel. Read more here.
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. This competition runs until Sunday, so make sure you enter now if you haven't already.
Win an entry to the Applecross Primary School Metro Orienteering
Orienteering WA are very generously giving away 10 entries to the Metro Orienteering Series event at Applecross Primary School in Applecross WA on November 22nd. There are short (2-3km), medium (4-5km) and long (7-8km) evening orienteering events, starting at 5pm. This competition also runs until Sunday, so make sure you enter as soon as possible.
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.
- Orienteering Metro Series in and around Perth, starting this Saturday
Have a great running week!