Weekly Newsletter April 27th 2016

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, the late additions of the Foot O Bush Orienteering Series in Western Australia & EH Runs in South Australia, and addition of a half marathon to Trail Run Epic in Queensland.

== Interesting articles ==

Melbourne's Best Running Tracks
If you live in Melbourne and are looking for somewhere new to run, or are going for a visit and wanting to know the best places to run, this article is for you: Melbourne's Best Running Tracks: from the classics to the trails less travelled posted at Broadsheet.

The top 10 things runners forget on race day
A Runner's guide has a list of 10 things people often forget on race day, which includes: race bib, pins & timing chip; to charge your GPS; connect your GPS before the race starts; pacing strategy; and to have fun! Check out the full list here and for a description of each.

Is obstacle running a new form of therapy?
"Time and again, I have heard racers say that OCR [Obstacle Course Racing] has helped them to overcome immense real-life challenges including depression, addiction, domestic violence, rape, PTSD, and even cancer. OCR is their therapy. I have heard this often enough to believe there is something to it, and that obstacle course racing can be a powerful tool in recovery from a variety of serious conditions. How and why?" Read the article here at Mud Run Guide.

What people ask Google about running
Ever wondered what to eat before a run or what causes a stitch? You are not alone. Here are the most commonly asked questions, from the sensible to the ridiculous, including: is running bad for you; is running bad for your knees; and how to breathe when running. Check out the full list here at the Guardian's Running Blog, and be sure to check out the cheeky screenshot.

When is the best time to exercise?
Some people swear by a morning sweat session, while others prefer later in the day to help relieve the stress of the day. Nutrition and exercise scientist Kathleen Alleaume rounds up both sides of the argument in this article at news.com.au.

== Advertiser appreciation ==

The Running Calendar is funded via advertising and affiliate sales, and I'd like to take the opportunity here to thank our current advertisers and affiliate partners. They support us, so please support them: Wildfire Sports, Wild Earth, Frames4Medals, and the Griffith Sport Logan Fun Run.

== 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.

Late additions
- Foot O Bush Orienteering Series in WA with the first event on May 1st
- EH Runs in Clearview, SA; this is a bi-monthly race with the next one on May 4th

Other updates
- Trail Run Epic at Spicers Hidden Vale in Queensland has added a half marathon on September 10th

== Until next week ==

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


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