Weekly Newsletter February 4th 2016

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, date confirmations for The Bloody Long Walk, Run to the Dog being back on, and the late additions of the Caboolture Historical Village Dusk to Dawn and Dirty30 Sweaty60 Adventure Run.

== Interesting Articles ==

Ovarian cancer survivor completes 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents
Sydney long-distance runner and cancer survivor Heather Hawkins has run seven marathons on seven continents in seven days, dedicating her running to friends and fellow ovarian cancer sufferers. Read about this amazing achievement here at ABC News.

Beth Cardelli's race report for the Knapsack Lap Race
Beth Cardelli writes: "Lap races to me sound pretty boring, they probably sound pretty boring to most people. I don't mind training on the same section of trail again and again" and then writes up what I find to be an interesting race report about the recent Knapsack Lap Race. Check out her blog post here and see if maybe running something like this is of interest to you too.

4 things over 40 runners do
Allie Burdick writes: When I was young, I ran every single day and somehow remained injury free. I ate a steady diet of pizza, beer, and dessert with zero attention to a carb-to-protein ratio. Occasionally, I lifted weights, did core work, and sort of knew what tempo, speed and hill workouts consisted of. Then I grew up. I hope you'll learn from my mistakes and start implementing masters training techniques, even if you're in the infancy of your running years. Check out here advice here at Runners World.

Canberra's not all roundabouts! The perks of the Centenary Trail in your backyard
Canberra may be famous for roundabouts and being the bush capital, but something local runners would add to the list is just how great our city nature reserves and Centenary Trail are for training. Whether you're preparing for a mountain, ultra or trail event, Canberra is one of the best cities to train in because of the options available. Find out more here in this guest post by Tom Brazier at Ultra168.

Pat Carroll's 15 tips for training success
Three-time Australian Commonwealth Games representative Pat Carroll has won the Gold Coast Airport Marathon a record four times and has held the Australian half marathon all-comers record since 1994. So, you could say, he knows a thing or two about running. Pat offers 15 training tips to help you reach the start line of your next marathon in this article at the Gold Coast Marathon blog.

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== 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 (see below) such as date changes, cancellations, or late additions to the calendar. And don't forget to check the calendar page for a complete list of upcoming events. Below are the more important recent updates.

Date changes & corrections
- I received confirmation for dates for The Bloody Long Walk for 2016 from the event organisers and have updated them accordingly from the original provisional dates. Dates are now August 28th for Adelaide; September 4th for Sydney; September 25th for Perth; October 2nd for Brisbane; and October 23rd for Melbourne

Late additions
- Caboolture Historical Village Dusk to Dawn in Queensland on February 13th
- Dirty30 Sweaty60 Adventure Run in Queensland on February 20th

Other updates
- Run to the Dog in Melbourne on April 10th is back on after the issues with the council were resolved

== Until next week ==

That's all for this week, so have a great running week!


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