Weekly Newsletter July 19th 2016

This week's newsletter has interesting articles and date changes for Operation XLR8, Fun Run Pink & Colour Ya World.

== Interesting articles ==

The women's half marathon stroller world record has been broken again
Julia Webb set a new half-marathon world record pushing a jogging stroller in 1:22:57 at last weekend's Rock 'n Roll Chicago Half Marathon, and she finished seventh overall. Read more at competitor.com.

Obstacle racing tutorial: how to get over a barrier quickly
Obstacle course racing is very popular these days, and this tutorial at The Obstacle Method covers how to get over a fence, road barrier, low wall, hay bale or other similar obstacle commonly found in mud runs and obstacle races - using a simple vault movement.

What Dakota Jones learned from a year of injury
Dakota Jones is an American Ultra Distance athlete, and recently had to take a year off running due to injury. Trail Runner Magazine caught up with him in this interview here to see what he learned. Important advice given is not trying to come back to running too soon after an injury.

5 marathon & half marathon recovery tips
Irrespective of whether you are a debut runner or otherwise, often in the excitement of things you can forget to look after your body immediately post-race and in the following few days. This article at Pogo Physio has 5 tips will help you bounce back after a marathon or half marathon.

Blisters: a 9-step plan for runners to address them
If you get blisters while running, you have a decision to make: save some time and continue running, or stop and lose some time treating your feet. Jason Koop, Director of Coaching for CTS and a coach to elite ultrarunners, covers 9 steps to treat blisters in this article at competitor.com.

== 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
- Operation XLR8 in Baldivis, WA on December 4th has changed to December 11th
- Fun Run Pink in Sydney on March 19th has changed to April 9th
- Colour Ya World in Grenfell, NSW has changed from April 1st to March 18th

== Until next week ==

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


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