Weekly Newsletter April 14th 2015
This week's newsletter has interesting articles, two date changes/corrections, one cancellation and one late addition to the Australian running calendar.
Outback trio to run seven marathons in seven days around Australia
Three friends from an outback Queensland town plan to run seven marathons over seven consecutive days in six different states and a territory to raise money for child advocacy group Bravehearts. Find out more at ABC News.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes completes desert race Marathon des Sables
At 71 years old, veteran British adventurer Sir Ranulph Fiennes has become the oldest Briton to complete the gruelling desert endurance event the Marathon des Sables. Find out more at the BBC.
Spillage at the heart of beer mile controversy
After a recent record attempt is criticized, the event's record keepers try to clarify the rules. Australian James "Jimbo" Hansen's 4:56.25 attempt appeared to unseat current world record holder James Nielsen, questions arose as to whether or not to call it an "official" world record. But what makes a beer mile official? Find out more at Runners World.
Tourists line up to run North Korea's marathon
A dedicated group of runners is gearing up for one of the most unusual races in the calendar: a marathon, half marathon or 10K run on the streets of Pyongyang. For the second year in a row, tourists have been permitted to line up in the race, officially known as the Mangyongdae Prize International Marathon. Find out more at The Guardian. There's an interesting bunch of comments about the article too and are well worth a read through.
You say you don't have time to run? I say, "Bullsh*t!"
The Shut up and Run Blog starts a 5 part series on how you can just toss the excuses in the toilet and RUN. The first post starts with “But, I just don't have the time to run!”. Read the article here to find out how to solve this problem.
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.
- WAMC's Perth 32 has changed from May 17th to May 3rd
- Albury Ranges Trail Run at Nail Can Hill, Victoria has been re-scheduled to September 6th due to a clash with a MTB event at the same location. The original date was September 13th.
- The Victorian Cross Country League's annual series, which returns on April 19th
- The Sri Chinmoy Green Bridge & UQ River Run in Brisbane on September 27th will not be going ahead; note that the event on May 3rd is still on
Have a great running week!