Weekly Newsletter January 14th 2015

This is the first newsletter for 2015 with interesting articles, our new competition for o2fit compression gear, one date correction, two date changes and two event cancellations.

== Interesting Articles ==

Run Larapinta - Australia's newest trail running event is set to inspire
The new Run Larapinta Stage Race has been launched and is well-positioned to inspire runners from across Australia and overseas. Run Larapinta is a 4-day, 4-stage trail running race along the most spectacular sections of the Larapinta Trail in the Northern Territory, from August 27th to 30th 2015. Find out more.

The Great Kokoda Race - 96km race in Papua New Guinea
Come compete in the greatest jungle race on earth. 96km through some of toughest terrain on the planet. Run or walk, set your personal goal and go for it. The Great Kokoda Race is the ultimate test of endurance. Suitable for both experienced ultramarathoners at a run as well as fit novices at a walk, all timed with supporting checkpoints & logistics. Find out more.

Runners World top picks for newer marathons in 2015
To find the best of the new, Runners World looked at Australian and New Zealand marathons that debuted since 2010 with at least 50 finishers. They aimed for geographical diversity and pored over runners' reviews. These seven rose to the top.

Is it harder to run in the Sahara Desert or the North Pole?
Polar explorer Sir Ranulph Fiennes is to run the Marathon des Sables in the Sahara Desert. What's the difference between hot and cold endurance tests, asks Tom de Castella at the BBC. Read the article here.

Everything you need to know about running in hot weather
And on a similar theme, Lifehacker looks at running in the heat. "Summer training ain't easy. With skyrocketing temperatures, high humidity and a scorching sun, it can feel like it's impossible to get in a good run. How can you get your exercise without burning up?" Find out here.

== Competitions ==

o2fit compression gear competition
o2fit is Australia's best value compression clothing brand and has an item of compression gear to give away. Go to www.o2fit.com.au to check out the range, find the item you would like to win and then enter it into the the competition form here. The winner will be drawn on January 26th - Australia Day!

== 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.

- Paws on the Path in Cairns is on April 19th, not August 8th as originally listed

Date changes
- Sydney Summer Twilight Series event 11 has changed from January 21st to 23rd
- Nerang State Forest Trail Run has changed from March 29th to 22nd

- The Strzelecki Fun Run & Kosciuszko Run on February 7th/8th will not go ahead in 2015; the next event dates for these runs are now February 6th/7th 2016
- The Wise Winery Half Marathon is not going ahead in 2015

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!


Search Calendar Close

Select from the various options below and click the "Search Calendar" button under the form to show events of the most interest to you. Clear form

All options are inclusive except for the kids, women only and wheelchair options. For example, choosing "On Road", "Off Road", "Short", "NSW" and "ACT" will find on and and off road short distance races in NSW and ACT. Adding "Kids" would limit those results to only events which also have a kids event.

Event Name/Location

Exclude Event Name/Location

Events with this name or location will be excluded from the search results; this helps for hiding events like parkrun



Specific Event


Date Selection

Display Options