Weekly Newsletter December 9th 2015
This week's newsletter has interesting articles, a date change, cancellation and three late additions to the Australian Running Events Calendar.
Australia's fastest boy Jack Hale has Rio on the mind as he prepares for All Schools titles
Jack Hale prepares for the Australian All Schools championships, cousins are named to make their Olympic debut together, and officials are hot under collar about air con report. It's all here in Olympic Scout at Fox Sports.
The astronaut who plans to run the marathon in space
Tim Peake will run the next London marathon in space at the same time as the real race on earth. He explains the challenges he faces - and the virtual course he will follow - in this article at The Guardian. Note this isn't the first time someone has run a marathon in space. Sunita Williams did it back in 2007.
10 tips to prepare for a Spartan Race
Ben Greenfield shares 10 tips to prepare for a Spartan Race in this article at Mind Body Green, including: train weird; get comfortable being uncomfortable; wear the right clothes; incorporate lots of running into your training routine; and perfect your burpee form.
How to bounce back after a marathon
For many of us, the marathon is the ultimate goal, and we put little thought into how we are going to bounce back. Even if you're not shooting for the ideal short-term recovery, these tips from American distance runner Sara Hall used will help you get back to normal much sooner.
Fastest baby buggy marathon
Most of us can't run a marathon this fast anyway (3:17), and Jessica Bruce did it pushing a baby buggy in a new world record time. Find out more in this article at The Guardian.
Alpine Challenge 2015 & 2016 event will be at Falls Creek
The 9th annual Alpine Challenge was held last weekend, Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th of November 2015. Check out the press release for more information and about the change of location to Falls Creek for the event in November 2016.
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.
- Yurrebilla Trail Ultra in Adelaide has changed from September 24th to September 25th TBC
- Victorian Mountain Running Championships at Mt Buller scheduled for April 24th has been cancelled
- Bankstown Sports Athletics Club Tuesday Night Series, which started a few weeks ago
- Albie Thomas Mile at The Crest in Sydney on December 17th
- Ultrain LRC Trail Series at Greens Beach, Tasmania on December 20th
Have a great running week!