Weekly Newsletter January 21st 2016
This week's newsletter has interesting articles and a number of date changes & corrections, postponements & cancellations and other updates to the running calendar.
Australia Day Weekend Events
There's a heap of events coming up this weekend and on Australia Day, so check out our special Australia Day Fun Runs, Running & Walking Events calendar page to find an event near you.
How I gave up being a postman and created Britain's best marathon
This is the story of success, in times of austerity and cutbacks. A story of larking about in the countryside, cider and cakes. Fed up with delivering parcels, Andy Palmer setup his own running company, White Star Running, and started the Giants Head Marathon, voted Britain's finest. Find out more in this article at The Guardian.
Getting Better With Age: Maximize your masters years with these five tips
Just like wine, runners have a peak where potential meets preparation. The peak varies and can even be stretched out over years or decades, but, at some point, the merlot and the runner inevitably begin to decline. David Roche shares five tips for runners as we get older: run trails; head for the uphills; start slow; strength train; and think effort, not pace. Read the tips in full here at Trail Runner Magazine.
After 30 years of gender disparity, World Mountain Running Championships weigh change
I see this a lot when I add and update listings on the Running Calendar: club events and championships almost always have shorter distances for women than men. The World Mountain Running Championships are now looking at removing the gender disparity in their own champs; read this article (again by David Roche) and Trail Runner Magazine for more information.
Baw Baw Trail Run Festival has participants Running Wild
Trail running enthusiasts of all levels will conquer the Mount Baw Baw peak at the fourth annual Baw Baw Trail Run Festival on March 12th and 13th 2016. The festival is designed to cater to runners of all level with races to suit everyone from the seasoned marathoner to the enthusiastic newcomer. Find out more.
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Below are the more important updates: date corrections & cancellations, cancellations & postponements, and other updates.
Date changes & corrections
- Short & Middle Distance Series at Clifton Beach, Queensland: Series 1 dates are now January 24th & February 7th; Series 2 dates are August 28th & September 25th
- Dynamic Running's Monday Magic Mile in Cairns is on the first Monday of each month this year, not the third Monday
- Ipswich Park2Park Half Marathon: corrected from July 30th to 31st
- Oxfam Trailwalker in Sydney: corrected from September 2nd to August 19th
- Kosciuszko Run scheduled for February 6th/7th has been postponed with the new date to be confirmed at a later date
- Run To The Dog in Melbourne scheduled for April 10th has been cancelled
- Orange Triathlon and Multisport Festival in NSW: I've removed the February 6th TBC date because it's still showing as "on a date to be announced soon" on the event website
- Sydney Striders 10K Series returns on February 6th
- Yamba Triathlon Festival Fun Run scheduled for February 27th has been replaced with Color Me Rad on February 28th
- Nerang Short Course Series starting May 14th has a new format with 4km, 9km, 14km and 20km distances at each event; also we've changed the date of race 2 from June 11th to 18th; not sure if this was an error on our part or a date change.
- Nerang State Forest Trail Race now has 50 mile, 100km and 100 mile races in addition to the existing distances over the weekend of October 1st & 2nd
- Added additional Orienteering ACT events through to February 29th
That's all for this week, so have a great running week!