Weekly Newsletter August 16th 2016

This week's newsletter has 20% of 2XU from Sportitude, interesting articles and the cancellation of Miss Muddy at Adelaide (which had originally been re-scheduled due to date conflicts).

== Special Offers ==

Sportitude 2XU sale
Save 20% on 2XU from Sportitude until August 22nd. Shop now!

== Interesting articles ==

Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana shatters 23 year old 10,000m world record by 14 seconds
Ethiopia's Almaz Ayana smashed the world record to win the Olympic 10,000 metres title on Friday, blowing away the competition in one of the greatest ever long-distance races at the Games. Find out more in this article at the Sydney Morning Herald.

How to fit marathon training into a busy schedule
The delicate balance of juggling a career, family and friends, school, or whatever other aspect of life you take on can make it difficult to find time to train for a marathon. This article at competitor.com looks at ways to fit training in around your life.

8 yoga poses to target tight hip flexors
To stay healthy, you should stretch the hip flexors daily. This article at active.com has eight yoga poses to help, which progress in their difficulty and intensity, and target the group of muscles that make up the hip flexors. There are photos as well as a description of each pose.

Race directoring
Dakota Jones writes about his experience of directing the Telluride Mountain Run in Colorado in this article at iRunFar, looking at what his ideals were for the the race and how they changed nearly as soon as he tried to implement it. It's an interesting inside look at what goes on behind the scenes and why race directors often ask themselves why they are doing what they do.

Killian Jornet planning to take on Mt Everest
Champion mountain runner Kilian Jornet is going to take on the challenge of climbing Mount Everest, the final peak in his Summits of My Life project. Kilian will try to establish a record for the ascent and descent by a little-used route on the north face of the world's highest mountain. Find out how he plans to prepare for it and his game plan for a speed ascent.

== 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.

- After re-scheduling Miss Muddy Adelaide due to date conflicts with another major event, and then issues with the venue, unfortunately the event for March 25th / April 8th has had to be cancelled

== Until next week ==

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


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