Weekly Newsletter July 12th 2016

This week's newsletter has special offers, interesting articles, and a date change for the Latrobe Health Centre River Run in Geelong.

== Special Offers ==

Free Mizuno Drink Bottle
Get a free Mizuno drinks bottle with new running shoe models from Sportitude. Shop online now.

== Interesting articles ==

Map & compass: how to navigate and orienteer
There are a lot of orienteering events around the country and Gear Junkie has a primer about how to do some basic orienteering and map work. Read the article here.

Six tests every runner should take
Ian Torrence looks at six simple tests that will give you more data on how your body is reacting to your training and/or racing load in this article at iRunFar. These are: the talk test; the single leg hop test; the morning heart rate test; the urine test; the mood test; and the shoe test.

Running across India with Samantha Gash
Melburnian ultramarathoner Samantha Gash is going to run across India, covering 3,800 km over 77 days. Her Indian running adventure is just a few short weeks away (starting on August 22) and kicks off in one of the driest deserts on earth. Find out more in this article at the Lululemon blog.

Inaugural Beach to Brother event sure to be a tester
The Beach to Brother is a new trail race on September 25th from Port Macquarie to North Brother Mountain. Macquarie Port News has a preview of this upcoming event along with a teaser trailer video. Looks like it's going to be a great event. Check it out here.

Distance runners may need more protein
There has always been a big gap between recommendations for how much protein we "need" and how much strength athletes have consumed. Endurance athletes haven't paid much attention to this debate, but a new study indicates they should. Find out more in this article at Runners World.

== 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.

Date changes/corrections
- The date for the Latrobe Health Centre River Run in Geelong has changed from February 19th TBC to February 26th TBC

== Until next week ==

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


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