Weekly Newsletter November 18th 2015
This week's newsletter has interesting articles, the confirmation of the date for next year's Werribee Mansion Run, and late additions of the MS Mud Dash & Sand Mudder.
Video: Matthew Inman's (a.k.a The Oatmeal) life in 171 seconds
Saucony made a mini-documentary about Matthew Inman's cartooning, eating, and running habits. This was shot in his house in Seattle, Washington over a couple of days. Watch it here.
Swimrun: a new swimming & running event where you can't change your clothes
A new outdoor running and swimming race is coming to the UK next year, but with one catch: you can't change your clothes. There are multiple legs of each discipline and you have to race self-sufficiently, swimming and running in the same gear and carrying everything you need for the race from start to finish. Find out more at The Guardian.
Ryan Sandes, from unintentional marathoner to world-class trail runner
The elite South African runner talks training, surfing and what it's like to race in the Sahara and Antarctic in this interview with Emily Banks and Trail Runner Magazine.
iRunFar interviews Bob Hayes
Bob Hayes is 89, started running less than thirty years ago and ran his first ultra marathon in 1995 when he was 68. He ran 30 races last year and is still running today. Find out all about this inspirational runner in this interview with Jessica Campbell at iRunFar.
Bangkok half-marathon becomes world's longest after wrong U-turn
Whoops! Runners expressed anger after the 21km event was extended to around 27km because of race officials' course error. Find out more at The Guardian.
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.
- Werribee Mansion Run in Victoria has been updated from May 1st TBC to April 24th
Have a great running week!