Weekly Newsletter December 9th 2014

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, and a couple of events that are no longer going ahead, with the events over those weekends which are.

== Interesting Articles ==

The hand-holding debate in ultra running
Ultra168 writes: "This weekend just past, one of Australia's toughest 100 milers saw two mates come home together for joint first, or joint second depending upon your point of view ... [which] reignited a debate as to the merit of joint finishes in ultras." Read more here.

iRunFar interviews Anton Krupicka
As Anton Krupicka's alpine antics continue to evolve, iRunFar caught up with one of the Ultra Running's premier dudes to talk about his journey from Nebraskan farm boy to mountain-running luminary. Check out the interview here.

14 things only runners would understand
Run Haven posts a list of 14 things only runners would understand. My favourites from the list are running in place at stoplights = goofy, and at any given time, there are approximately 10 songs out of 2,000 on your iPod that you like. Read the full list here.

Commando Steve Champions ANZAC Anniversary 100km Challenge in Sydney
Sydney will host its first metropolitan 100km trail ultra marathon as part of the 100th ANZAC Anniversary commemorations on ANZAC Day 2015. Commando Steve, one of Australia's most recognised and respected health and fitness experts, will champion the event, staged on a spectacular course of scenic trails through the Ku-rin-gai and Garigal National Parks. Read more.

5 traits of successful runners
Greg McMillan at Runners World looks at 5 traits of successful runners that apply to all levels of runners (and they work for other sports too): don't dwell; find your sweet spot in training; focus on consistency; be tenacious; and build your confidence constantly. Read the full article 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.

- The Bon Accord Vertical Rush scheduled for March 15th is not going ahead; check out the Razorback Run on that weekend instead
- The Mount Buller Vertical Rush scheduled for March 28th is not going ahead; check out the Victorian Mountain Running Champs & Mount Buller Skyrun on that weekend instead

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!


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