Weekly Newsletter September 3rd 2015

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, three competitions which finish on Sunday, and some updated information about the events at the Australian Adventure Festival.

== Interesting Articles ==

Obstacle Racers website
We include obstacle events, mud runs and all that other fun stuff on the running calendar, but there's also a dedicated website for just obstacle events. Check it out at www.obstacleracers.com.au

Are you a responsible runner?
You decide to go out and enjoy a jog around the neighbourhood, waterfront of local park. While out running, you look down and see some rubbish. Do you jog by? Do you shake your head and think - someone else's problem or are you joining the ranks of many Australians and becoming a Responsible Runner? Find out what is means to be a responsible runner here on the Zoo Run blog.

McDonalds for muscle recovery?
Results showed no difference in blood glucose and insulin responses, nor was there any difference in glycogen recovery between sports supplements and fast food. Find out more here at coach James Kueglar's blog. (I'll admit I've always enjoyed a chocolate shake and fries after a long race from McDonalds - and not for muscle recovery either!)

How to restart race training after a break
Coach Jenny Hadfield writes "When you fall behind in training, you risk compounding the damage of missed runs with the risk of doing too much, too soon when you start back up. Here are three steps to coming back safely when you've fallen behind." Find out the three steps here at Runner's World.

I can vouch for all of these myself, having had about six months of not a lot of running, and having to slowly build my way back up again.

== Competitions ==

We have three competitions, all of which finish on Sunday night, with the winners drawn on Monday.

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.

Event updates
- The Australian Adventure Festival now also has 10km & 5km fun runs on October 25th, and the events on the 24th are 55km and 21km (there is no longer a 100km event)

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!


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