Weekly Newsletter May 12th 2015

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, two date changes/postponements, two cancellations, and one late addition to the running calendar.

== Interesting Articles ==

Shire Girls Finish WildEndurance On Top
Sutherland Shire female team, the Glenbrookers, has dominated the WildEndurance challenge convincingly winning the 100km cross country event in the Blue Mountains on the weekend. Read more.

Can using multiple running shoes decrease injury risk?
An interesting article referenced over at Jame Kueglar's Coaching website, looks at a study done on whether or not alternating wearing different running shoes can help to decrease injury. The study found that those who used multiple pairs of shoes were shown to have a 39% lower risk of running related injury than those using only one pair. Find out more.

Skyrunning or UTWT? Who Really Cares?
An interesting piece over at Ultra168 looks at the emergence of the Oceania Skyrunning Series and Ultra Trail World Tour. "Runners in Australia and New Zealand have a huge amount of choice and variety of races to run. It's certainly a buyers' market so to speak. But ultimately, do we really care about the 'brand' or 'association' with each of the main bodies?" Read the article here.

How to run a marathon in your mind
Whether you are steeling yourself for your first marathon or your 10th, 26.2 miles is a mental battle as well as a physical one. A mental performance coach, who has worked with Olympians and Premier League footballers, offers 12 pieces of advice here at the Guardian's running blog.

18 Things to Replace Toilet Paper While Out Running
If you haven't yet, biology guarantees you will end up in this situation one day - the mid-run, sudden and unexpected need for a toilet. Not a wee stop. The other kind. Isaac Walker & William Lind post a list of things to replace toilet paper when out for a run here at Functional Running.

== 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
- Maitland River Run on May 31st has been postponed; the new date is TBC
- Kokoda Challenge in Melbourne has changed from October 25th to October 11th

- Red Run Classic in Brisbane on May 17th (this Sunday) has been cancelled
- Wallaroo State Forest Run on May 17th (this Sunday) has been cancelled

Late additions
- The Running Company Classic at Belair National Park on May 31st

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!


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