Weekly Newsletter February 17th 2016
This week's newsletter has interesting articles; date changes for the Dubbo Dye Hard Fun Run, Sydney Sprint Orienteering Series events at Callan Park & Macquarie Hospital; late addition of the Hot Lap Fun Run in Adelaide; and the addition of marathon and half marathon events to the Ned Kelly Chase.
Confessions of a former runner hater
Kirsten Christopher starts off: "I used to hate runners. All of them. Even my friends who run." She talks about why, how she gave up smoking and then her unexpected transition to runner lover in this inspirational story at Runners World.
GPS doodles and the art of turning exercise into an adventure
When Stephen Lund first saw his cycling movements mapped out in red on GPS tracking website Strava, he immediately recognised the service's potential beyond performance analytics. Check out his very creative artwork in this article at the Sydney Morning Herald.
Transcend documentary trailer
Long-distance running allowed Wesley Korir to escape the grinding poverty of Kenya. But after winning multiple American marathons, he risks it all and returns home to help his fellow Kenyans create better lives for themselves. In what proves to be the most challenging race of his career, Wesley takes on a well-financed, big-party candidate to run for a seat. Watch the trailer here.
Creating a trail runner: tips and workouts for getting started in trail running
David Roche offers some tips for runners starting out in trail running, noting that it is essential to plan strategically to avoid injury or burnout. The tips are: focus on form; frequency over volume; practise prevention; and work up to workouts. Get all the details here at Trail Runner Magazine.
Treating and recovering from achilles injury
The achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body and one of the more difficult injuries to treat in a runner. Sports medicine podiatrist Brian Fullem explains all about the achilles tendon, causes of issues and how to treat injuries in this article at Runners World.
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. And don't forget to check the calendar page for a complete list of upcoming events.
Date changes & corrections
- The Sydney Sprint Orienteering Series events at Callan Park & Macquarie Hospital have switched dates; Callan Park is now on February 28th and Macquarie Hospital on March 6th
- Dye Hard Fun Run in Dubbo, NSW has moved from October 16th to 15th, and is now a night time glow run
- Hot Lap Fun Run in Adelaide on February 28th
- Ned Kelly Chase: added 42K & 21K to existing distances for event on October 23rd
That's all for this week, so have a great running week!