Weekly Newsletter October 16th 2015
This week's newsletter has interesting articles, two event cancellations and one late addition to the Australian Running Calendar.
Run to Live video
Shane James faced death. Stiff Persons Syndrome, a rare disease that affects one in a million, was destroying his muscle at a devastating rate. He had only one way to save his own life: running. Watch the video here at Vimeo. It's about 7.5 minutes long, excluding the credits at the end.
Running around the world - Kevin Carr's top 10 tips
Kevin Carr is the fastest person to have run around the world. In April, he completed a 621-day unsupported circumnavigation of the globe, knocking 24 hours off the previous record. Here are Kevin's top-10 tips for running around the world and all self-sufficient stage running. Some may also prove helpful for those tackling unsupported runs and ultra marathons in general.
Trail Running in South Africa
The topography of South Africa includes high, remote mountain ranges such as the Drakensberg, and metropolitan oceanfront cities such as Cape Town with the iconic Table Mountain in its background. If you're looking at travelling to South Africa, Rebecca Johansson and Sean Cowgill have some great places and events to go trail running in this article at iRunFar.
Interview with Ryan Hall
The Guardian interviews Ryan Hall, the fastest-ever American marathoner and current US record holder for the half marathon. He talks about adopting four Ethiopian girls, comfort eating cinnamon rolls, and his dreams of going to the Olympics as a family. Read the interview here.
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.
- Great Strides for Cystic Fibrosis at Perry Lakes Reserve, WA on October 25th
Have a great running week!