Weekly Newsletter July July 23rd 2015

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, an amazing competition from Airbnb, a date change for the Dingo Dash in Queensland and the new location for the ACT Veterans Athletic Club Half Marathon.

== Interesting Articles ==

12 cheap running gear hacks
Trail Runner Mag has a list of 12 cheap running gear "hacks" to save you money by using stuff you might already have. The list includes waterproofing your gear with rubbish bags or ziplock bags; making your own energy foods; and making your own first aid kit using an empty pill bottle. Check out the full list here

Runners celebrate Pluto flyby by running the solar system
Following the Maine Solar System Model, the world's largest 3-D scale replica of the planets found along US Route 1 between Presque Isle and Houlton, the runners aimed to travel at 8:20 pace. In terms of the model's scale - one astronomical unit to one mile - that's the equivalent of the speed of light. Find out more here at Runners World.

Haile to bow out at the Great Ethiopian Run
Marathon great Haile Gebrselassie will draw his illustrious career to a close on home soil by taking part alongside 40,000 runners at the Great Ethiopian Run in Addis Ababa on 22 November, a 10km race which he ran at the first edition in 2001. Find out more at World Running.

The best strength excercises for runners
StrengthRunning.com looks at the best strength excercises for runners; how often you should strength train; whether you should do excercises for legs, core or upper body; whether or not it will make you bulk up; if CrossFit or P90X works for runners; and then covers some recommended strength training routines. Check it out here

== Competitions ==

The ultimate Bondi Beach Airbnb property

Airbnb, the world's trusted online marketplace for unique accommodation, is calling on Aussies to pack their trainers and running kit for the chance to enjoy a unique stay at a very special City2Surf listing, at iconic Bondi Beach.

Anyone who's run the race before knows by the time you've navigated heartbreak hill and descended toward the finish line, you just want to collapse and be pampered. And now you can be.

Airbnb has teamed up with City2Surf to offer runners the chance to win a special night after the race at the North Bondi Surf Club. The listing will be fully kitted out with a massage table, spa bath and the best recovery refreshment to get you feeling good as new again.

With views of the iconic Bondi Beach, winners will also win a spot on this year's New York Marathon plus flights and accommodation for 5 nights.

(Note this is a 3rd party competition and is not being run by us; we're posting this here because it's an amazing prize and deserves to be shared!)

Find out more 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
- The Dingo Dash Trail Run in Grandchester, Queensland has changed from October 17th to 24th

Other updates
- The ACT Veterans Athletic Club Half Marathon on August 23rd is at Lake Ginninderra this year, instead of Commonwealth Park as in previous years

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!


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