Weekly Newsletter April 1st 2015

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, our Xterra Trail Half Marathon competition winner, current Safe Lace competition, a date change, a cancellation and two late additions to the Australian running calendar.

== Interesting Articles ==

The Ultra Runner's Guide to Schoolboy Mistakes
Ultra168 looks at some mistakes rookies to trail ultra running make, in a somewhat humorous way. As with many of these types of articles about ultra running, the tips often also apply to long, non-ultra distance trail runs too. Check it out here

5 Truths About Running and Caffeine
Pamela Nisevich Bede is a registered sports dietitian and looks at the effects of caffeine on exercising, asking: how does caffeine affect exercise? Can you get too much of a good thing? How might caffeine help high-intensity workouts? How much do I need? And where can I find it? Find out the answers to these questions here

52 Reasons to Run a Marathon
Dane Rauschenberg made his mark on the running world as the man who ran 52 marathons in 52 consecutive weekends. He contacted Zelle magazine after they published the piece on why not to run a marathon. Here is his response, giving 52 reasons to run a marathon.

Fitness Tips: Measuring Your Target Heart Rate
Susan Grant Legacki at Active.com writes: Your target heart rate zone (according to the popular Karvonen method) is 60 to 85 percent of your maximum heart rate (which is calculated as 220 minus your age). The more fit you are, the higher percentage of your maximum heart rate you can safely hold, and the longer you can hold it. Find out more.

== Competitions ==

Safe Lace Competition
Safe Lace is a revolutionary product suitable for all laced shoes and all ages, children and adults. We have one pair to give away; enter the competition by Monday April 6th and the winner will be drawn on Tuesday 7th. Enter competition.

XTERRA Trail Half Marathon & 5K Competition Winner
The winner of the XTERRA Trail Half Marathon & 5K Competition is Catherine Harcombe from St Georges Basin, NSW who will be running the 5K event. Find out more about this event and enter online 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.

Date changes
- Dingo Dash in Grandchester, QLD is on October 17th (not the 24th as originally listed)

- George Driscoll Sea to Summit Trail Run in Adelaide on June 14th has been cancelled

Other updates
- Cairns Post Run For Cairns on June 12th is now the Cairns Post Bright Night Fun Run, a night time run as part of the Cairns Aiport Adventure Festival

Late additions
- CATS/Highway Spares 5km Fun Run in Cloncurry, QLD on April 12th
- Tatura Primary School Fun Run in Tatura, VIC on April 19th

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!


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