Weekly Newsletter November 19th 2014
This week's newsletter has interesting articles, our competition winners, and several updates to event dates on the running calendar.
The Movember Foundation is the leading global organisation committed to changing the face of men's health, and challenges men to grow moustaches during November to spark conversation and raise vital funds for its men's health programs. This year, I shaved off my beard (the first time I haven't had facial hair in over 20 years) and am growing a "mo" as part of the cause. You can donate here.
Skyrunning launches first unified trail series down under
From January to November 2015 runners will have the opportunity to race over distances from 24kms to 100kms at eight different events in New Zealand and Australia. The series is a collaboration between a number of Race Directors across ANZ whose individual races meet the strict criteria required to be sanctioned as an official SkyRace by the International Skyrunning Federation. Find out more.
Move Love Eat's blog series on alcohol
Amanda at MoveLoveEat posted a series of articles about alcohol, starting by looking at alcohol and running, then looks at some common alcohol myths, tips for being alcohol savvy, and then finally some non-alcoholic alternatives.
6 ways to fit running into your busy life
Shut Up and Run looks at ways to fit running into your life: run to work; sneak out for a lunch break; be organised in other areas of your life; watch an hour less of TV each day; get up early; and take the kids. I personally find getting up early the best solution, and I hate getting up early! Read the full blog post here.
What's the difference between fartlek, tempo, and interval runs?
Coach Jenny Hadfield at Runners World explains the difference between these three types of speed training. There's an explanation of each and then what the benefit of each is. Read the article here.
Kurrawa 2 Duranbah Competition Winner
The winner of the free entry to Kurrawa 2 Duranbah on Sunday December 14th on the Gold Coast Beachfront is Matthew Tommasi from Gold Coast. Find out more about the event here.
Applecross Primary School Metro Orienteering Competition Winner
The winner of the free entry to the Metro Orienteering Series event at Applecross Primary School in Applecross WA on November 22nd is Roger Millett from South Lake, WA. Find out more about the event here.
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.
- Take on the Lake in Lilydale, Victoria scheduled for March 1st has been cancelled
- Rainbow Run in Hobart was originally showing as February 15th on the event website, but is now just "February 2015" so we've removed the date from our website
- Sydney Summer Twilight Series Event 4 has been confirmed as November 25th (was originally listed as November 24th TBC)
- Perth Trail Series event on February 22nd has changed to February 21st
- Western Melbourne Summer Series: added races 5 to 10 - race 5 is on Tuesday
Have a great running week!