Weekly Newsletter May 20th 2015

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, the new date for the Rescue Helicopter Fun Run, date correction for the The Bloody Long Walk in Melbourne, and cancellation of the 3-Way Race to the Fig Tree in Koah, Queensland.

== Interesting Articles ==

The New Rules of Marathon Nutrition
Matt Fitzgerald looks at the "new rules" of marathon nutrition at competitor.com. "Pacing and training aren't enough. You must also maintain an appropriate nutrition plan throughout your training process. However, the thinking behind marathon (and half-marathon) training nutrition has shifted in recent years. Follow these six rules to maximize your training and avoid the wall in long-distance races." Read the article here, noting it runs over several pages.

Prevent running shoe blisters with a Heel Lock or Lace Lock
If you've ever wondered what those extra lace holes at the top of your running shoes are for, this video tip explains it, and it can help to prevent getting blisters on your heels. Watch it here.

The joys of River Run 100 from a 'Tough Mumma'
"River Run 100 Ultra Marathon was created by my partner Denny Neave in 2013 to raise money for my sister-in-law Elisha Neave. My father-in-law had just passed after losing his battle with cancer, my mother-in-law was fighting her own battle and now we had Elisha with her own cancer battle." Read more over at Womens Running Australia.

Why running up hills is easier than down
Executive Style looks at running up hills versus down, and offers some techniques from Sydney sports physio and ultra-runner Mark Green about how to run downhill. I'm lucky and can naturally run downhills pretty fast, and these look like some good tips. Check them out here.

Look After Yourself on the Trails
Marty Hoffman is Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of California Davis, Chief of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the VA Northern California Health Care System, Director of Research for the Western States Endurance Run, and Chief Medical Officer for the Ultra Medical Team. That's some big jobs with big titles! The point of the post I'm about to link to is about how to look after yourself on ultra distance trails by a guy who knows his stuff. Read the article here at Ultra168.

== 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 updates
- The Rescue Helicopter Beach Run in Terrigal, NSW scheduled for May 3rd was postponed with the new date to be confirmed; it has now been rescheduled for September 6th
- The Bloody Long Walk in Melbourne was incorrectly listed as September 26th; this has now been corrected to September 6th

- 3-Way Race to the Fig Tree on Koah, Queensland scheduled for May 24th (this Sunday) has been cancelled due to low numbers

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!


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