Weekly Newsletter November 26th 2014

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, the Tough Mudder Melbourne change of date and location next year, and a date change for the Maroondah Dam Trail Runs.

== Interesting Articles ==

WildEndurance to assist with preserving koalas in the Blue Mountains
The 2015 WildEndurance team walking challenge will partner with Science for Wildlife to raise funds to track and save koalas from extinction in the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. WildEndurance will be held over the weekend of 2nd - 3rd May 2015 and registrations are now open online. Read more.

Run For Your Lives coming to Australia
Run For Your Lives, the one-of-a-kind zombie-themed race event that originated from the USA, is coming to Australia! Brought to you by novel sports entertainment provider Action X from Singapore, this is an exciting obstacle race event with a twist - the race features zombies! Find out more.

Shona Stephenson's Blackall 100 Race Report
Shona writes: "The Blackall 100 was always going to be a race to test how smart a racer you are. How adaptable you can be in your lead up training sessions. The conditions were never going to be favourable. This is November in Queensland with temperatures regularly reaching plus 35 degrees. In some sections of the course the chance of the temperatures reaching higher is possible." Read more.

Alpine Challenge 100 race preview
Ultra168 previews this weekend's Alpine Challenge in Victoria. "Given how tough this race can be (not just climbing, but severe weather conditions too), it attracts a small, but perfectly formed field of runners and this year is no exception with some quality names lining up to take the honours come Sunday morning. Check out the preview here.

The 10 Biggest Fitness Myths
This article is from three years ago, but still makes for some relavent reading, asking whether stretching prior to a run can prevent injuries and improve performance; whether guzzling water can prevent cramps; and many others. Check it out here.

== 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.

- Tough Mudder in Melbourne has cancelled the March 21st/22nd event at Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit and re-scheduled it for October 17th/18th at the State Motorcycle Sports Complex in Bradford.

Date changes/corrections
- Maroondah Dam Trail Runs has changed from March 22nd to March 15th

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!


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