Weekly Newsletter August 26th 2015

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, three new competitions, and a few event updates to the running calendar.

== Interesting Articles ==

Run Club - free running workshops in Sydney
Run Club is the Official Training Session of the Blackmores Sydney Running Festival brought to you by IsoWhey Sports, SKINS and the Official Training Partner for the event, Runlab. Put your running performance under the microscope on September 5th at McKay Reserve, Centennial Park Sydney at our the free Run Club workshops. Find our more at www.runclub2015.com.au

Warning signs for achilles problems
Leigh Boyle at Kinetic Revolution looks at the early warning signs for when you are getting achilles problems and has some routines which can help. Find out more here.

5 different types of running
Gabriel Paolo Ricafrente looks at 5 different types of running at Attendly, explaining the differences between each: road running; trail running; cross country running; mountain running; and sky running. At the moment on the running calendar website, everything that is not classified as "on road" is "off road" but in the next couple of months we'll be making updates to define off road events better. In the meantime, check out the definitions here.

Dial your race day nutrition
Gels, chews, bars, "real" food - there are seemingly infinite choices when it comes to race-day nutrition. Alex Kurt makes sense of them here over at Trail Runner Magazine. He talks about experimenting; considering event specifics; and knowing your options.

== Competitions ==

We have three competitions, which just started today. All three close on Sunday September 6th with the winners drawn the following day.

Great Alpine Road Marathon & Half Marathon Competition
Go in the draw for your chance to win a free entry to the Great Alpine Road Marathon or Half Marathon in Victoria on December 6th. Enter competition

Run with the Wind Competition
Go in the draw for your chance to win a free entry to Run with the Wind in Bungendore, NSW on October 11th. There are 10km and 5km events. Enter competition

Griffith Sport Toohey Trail Run Competition
Go in the draw for your chance to win one of two free entries to the Griffith Sport Toohey Trail Run in Nathan, Queensland on October 11th. There are 10km and 5km events. Enter competition

== 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 kids event at iStadiumRun in Newcastle is on October 10th, the day before the other events

- Saddleback Smash in Kiama, NSW on October 11th has been cancelled

Late additions
- Swanbourne Run for Fun in Perth on September 13th

Other updates
- Parkinson's Unity Walk in Sydney on August 30th (Sunday) has an 8K wheelchair event in addition to the 4K & 8K Run/Walk; register on the day for the wheelchair event

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!


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