Weekly Newsletter February 24th 2015

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, our new competition for Wilson's Prom, and five date changes & postponements to the Australian Run Calendar.

== Interesting Articles ==

CITYTRAILâ„¢ Melbourne: New urban-style running race
A new style of running race will hit the city streets on Sunday 19th April 2015. CITYTRAILâ„¢ Melbourne presented by Salomon is a part trail, part pavement running race and is set to capture the imagination of thousands. Find out more.

How Olympian Shalane Flanagan fuels for a marathon
Fara Rosenzweig at Active.com talks to American long-distance runner Shalane Flanagan about how she fuels for marathons. I like this quote in particular: "Drinking while running is hard, it's a skill to learn. It's hard, your GI system is not used to taking in water while running." This is a good tip for any type of fuelling, whether it's water, gels or real food. Read the article here.

How to fit exercise in when travelling
Amanda at Move Love Eat posts some tips for including exercise when travelling: do a quick workout in the morning; do a walking tour; try a new activity; walk back from dinner; take an earlier stop when you're on public transport; and climb a high point. Check out the tips in full here.

Runner's knee
Rob O'Donnell, a physiotherapist and former Australian Distance running representative, talks about runner's knee: what it is; signs and symptoms; how it happens; how to treat it; and how to tape it. Read the article over at iRun.

NASA's Mars Rover will soon finish a marathon
So it's not real running news, but interesting if you're both a space and running nerd like me! Scientists celebrate as the robotic explorer, which has been on the Mars surface for 11 years, approaches 26.2 miles. Find out more here at Runners World. Note that Opportunity's mission was supposed to last only 600 meters!

== Competitions ==

Wilson's Prom Competition
Go in the draw to win a free entry to Wilsons Prom 100: run 44km, 60km, 80km or 100km at Wilson's Promontory National Park in Victoria on May 2nd 2015. The competition runs until March 8th with the winner drawn the following day. Enter competition.

== 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 changes & postponements
- Mt Glorious Mountain Trails was postponed from February 21st to March 7th due to the cyclone
- Mt Beerwah Daybreak Run was postponed from February 21st to April 26th due to severe weather
- The Bay Festival at Rodd Park in Sydney on March 22nd has been postponed until further notice
- Nerang State Forest Trail Run has changed from March 22nd to June 17th
- Take a Hike in Brisbane has changed from September 27th to 20th

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!


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