Weekly Newsletter December 17th 2014

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, a date correction for the Big Beach Challenge in Newcastle and an update for Miss Muddy events. This is the second to last newsletter for 2014.

== Interesting Articles ==

David Alley to run around Australia
David Alley has already cycled all the way around Australia and now plans to run all the way around, aiming to raise $100,000 for the "White Cloud Foundation" which provides services for sufferers & their families dealing with depression & anxiety. Find out more here.

Why running is not your knees' worst enemy
It's official: not only does running not cause osteoarthritis in the knee, it may even help to keep the problem at bay. That's the verdict from a new US study from Baylor University that looked at data from 2863 people and found that runners, regardless of the age they were when they ran, had less knee pain and osteoarthritis. Find out more.

Running track on top of a school
I found this photo some time back and keep forgetting to post it; it's of a multi-level primary school in China that has found an interesting way to ulitilise roof space by designing the building in a way that a 400 metre track has been built on the roof. Check it out here.

Recover with an avocado-banana smoothie
This one is full of goodness for a post-run recovery, but I'm not sure if the mixture appeals to me personally. Maybe something to try out some time though! If it's of interest, check out the recipe here over at RunnersWorld.

Volunteers are the unsung heroes of sport
Eddie Izzard is best known as being a comedian, and I was surprised to find out he'd run 43 marathons in 51 days as a Comic Relief challenge in the UK. He writes an interesting article at The Guardian about volunteers and how sport simply would not be possible without them. Read it here, and please ignore the hater's comment at the end of the article. It's quite simple really: without volunteers, sport would cease to exist.

== 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.

Date corrections
- In a rather large cock-up on my part, I'd listed the Big Beach Challenge in Newcastle, NSW as March 22nd when it is in fact on February 22nd! Just as well the event organisers noticed this, as I probably wouldn't have spotted it until the end of January. All fixed now and you can view the event here.

- The Miss Muddy event in Wollongong I'd listed as scheduled for October 11th is not going ahead; I jumped the gun a bit and the organisers hadn't yet locked the location in. There are plenty of Miss Muddy events through 2015, including the newly announced Sunshine Coast event. Check out all the Miss Muddy events here.

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!


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