Weekly Newsletter February 18th 2015

This week's newsletter has interesting articles and excuses about why I haven't been to do many updates on the website this week.

== Interesting Articles ==

GPS watches and accuracy
I know I've shared this one in the past, but the discussion came up in an online forum last week about GPS watches and accuracy (specifically, the industrial grade ones vs the fitness watches and running in forests) and I thought I should share it again: In GPS We Trust.

6 reasons why you should volunteer for a race
We couldn't run races without volunteers, and active.com has a list of six reasons why you should volunteer for a race: get a feel for race day; give back; support a friend or family member; networking; free giveaways; and relive the glory days. Check out the full article here.

The Dos and Dont's of running dates
Runners World looks at some etiquette tips if you are brave enough to go on a running date! These include dressing comfortably; wear deodorant; don't brag about PRs and running conquests; and most importantly of all: don't spit or blow snot. Find out about these and more here.

Marathon globetrotter runs Gold Coast in search of personal best
From the icy depths of the Antarctic to the green pastures of Central Park, marathoner Will Thomas has run it all. The 49-year-old completed his goal of running a marathon on every continent at the end of last year and now has his sights on running on one of the flattest and fastest courses this July at the Gold Coast Airport Marathon. Find out more.

The hung-over run
Beth @ Shut Up + Run posts a fairly amusing story about her post Valentine's Day hung over run and then offers some tips for running with a hang over: shut up and run; coffee; poop; drunk Nuun (or other electrolyte drink); and eat eggs. Read the full blog post 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.

Cancellations, postponements, etc
Unfortunately I've not had much time since last week's newsletter to do my usual automated scans and manual checks of event listings due to a bit of other work overload, computer melt down and some health issues. I should hopefully get back on top of things in the next few days. So make sure you keep an eye on the website homepage for updates.

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!


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