Weekly Newsletter August 20th 2015
This week's newsletter has interesting articles, our current competition for the Dinner Plain Mile High Trail Run (which closes on Sunday night), two date changes, and one late addition to the running calendar.
Mara Yamauchi: "When you go out to run, there's just nothing better"
Retired British elite athlete Mara Yamauchi talks to The Guardian about how running improved her self-esteem, the apps that bog down today's runners and an experimental diet amongst other things. Read the interview here.
Your body during a 100 miler
For some, an ultramarathon can be close to a religious experience. For all, it will undoubtedly be one of the most ridiculous things you can put your body through, as evidenced by our organ-by-organ breakdown. Find out more here at Outside Online.
How better posture improves your run
Good running is about more than just leg muscles: those that power your breath can be just as important. A physiotherapist explains how good posture will help you get more from your running. Read the article here at The Guardian's Running Blog.
Controlled chaos: learn how to be an elite hill runner
Proficient hill running, especially the lightning-fast descents seen at the mountain championships as well as top trail ultras, is a learned ability. It takes a combination of strength, agility, and guts to be a great hill runner. iRunFar offers up some tips here gleaned from some of the best in ultrarunning.
10 fitness quotes you need to know
Amanda at Move Love Eat posted up 10 motivational quotes for runners, with a bit of an explanation about each here on her blog. I think my favourite of the ten quotes is "A year from now you'll wish you started today", which of course applies to life in general as well as running & fitness.
Dinner Plain Mile High Trail Run Competition
Go in the draw for your chance to win a a free entry to the Dinner Plain Mile High Trail Run in Victoria on November 22nd. There are 32km, 21km, 10km and 5km events. This competition runs Sunday night, with the winner drawn on Monday, so get in quick and enter the competition.
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.
- Raw Challenge at St Ives in Sydney is no longer showing an event on November 21st but there is one on April 16th instead
- Convicts and Wenches in Tasmania has moved from March 13th to April 3rd to allow the new Tassie Trail Fest to be on the March 12th to 14th long weekend
- Give Me 5 for Kids Charity Run in Trevallyn, Tasmania on August 29th (Sunday next week)
Have a great running week!