Weekly Newsletter February 24th 2016

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, a competition to win free entries to Run the Rock in association with CLIF Bar & Lucy Bartholomew, and some event cancellations.

== Interesting Articles ==

Skins or Nothing with Andrew Papadopoulos
Endurance athlete and star of search4hurt S2 Andrew Pap stars in an inspiring new video. Andrew is currently training for the 72km uphill trail Buffalo Stampede in April, the True Grit 24 Hour Obstacle Race, and his first full ironman. Watch the video here.

"I didn't start running until I was 51 years old"
Humans of New York is a project to photograph New Yorkers on the streets and get their story; this one is of a now 91 year old man who didn't start running until he was 51. Read it here.

Sam Weir training for the Badwater Ultra
Gold Coaster Sam Weir has qualified to race the Badwater Ultramarathon – described as the "world's toughest foot race" - a 217km long course, running through California's Death Valley where temperatures can reach up to 60C. Sam said he had been dreaming of the race since he began running about three years ago. Read more here in this article at the Gold Coast Bulletin.

Do you train using a treadmill?
Susan Paul looks how how effective treadmill running is compared to running outside, in this article at Runners World, noting that "treadmill running and road running are not quite the same. Running on the treadmill is easier than running outdoors, for a variety of reasons."

The basics of barefoot running
David Roche explores barefoot running in this article at Trail Runner Magazine, offering tips about how to start, explaining that you can use barefoot technique strategically to get stronger, whatever your shoe preferences (minimalist, maximalist or regular shoes). Sections in the article are: learning to run; preventing injury; and coming back from injury.

== Competitions ==

Run the Rock competition in association with CLIF Bar & Lucy Bartholomew
Show CLIF athlete Lucy Bartholomew your favourite place to enjoy a Clif Bar. The 2 most adventurous photos will win double pass to participate in Run The Rock on April 16th at Hanging Rock, Woodend. Check out Lucy's Instagram page for more details and get snapping, she'll be choosing the top two on March 22nd.

== 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 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.

- Sydney Sprint Orienteering Series at Callan Park on February 28th has been cancelled
- Night Attack in Melbourne on March 17th to 19th appears to have been cancelled
- Raw Challenge St Ives in Sydney on April 16th & 17th has been cancelled
- All Illumi Run events in Australia for 2016 have been cancelled

== Until next week ==

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


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