Weekly Newsletter September 13th 2016
This week's newsletter has an ASICS sale at Sportitude, interesting articles, three event cancellations, one date change and two late additions to the running calendar.
ASICS sale at Sportitude
Save up to 50% on ASICS shoes at Sportitude. This sale is on until September 19th. Shop now!
iRun - insurance and promotion for events big & small!
iRun is a dedicated resource developed and provided by Running Australia, whose aim is to continually promote and enhance the development of Recreational Running in Australia. iRun achieves this by providing professional support to race directors, insurance and promotion for events, and by facilitating a running community for past and present race participants and the established recreational running community. Race Directors, check out the iRun website for more information.
Paul Ashton from Running Wild on trail safety
Paul writes: "Whilst we all take donning our runners and heading out bush as a given, it is intrinsically a dangerous sport. Many of us train alone on isolated tracks in the depths of winter or at the height of summer in remote areas with limited phone range and ever present dangers to bring us undone." Continue reading his thoughts on this blog post at Running Wild.
Weather turns tough race sketchy, forcing organizers to adapt
And along a similar theme, this article at Trail Runner Mag looks at the recent Rut 50K in the USA where storms made an already challenging race unacceptably risky, leading to course alterations.
Women's running pioneer Kathrine Switzer returning to the Boston Marathon
The women's running pioneer, accomplished marathoner, author and entrepreneur will be running the race to celebrate 50 years since her historic 1967 Boston Marathon finish. Find out more in this article at competitor.com
Trail tread for newbies: how to keep the rubber side down
This article at iRunFar is intended for new and intermediate trail runners, and discusses some of the most common trail surfaces you'll encounter and the most effective techniques for dealing with them. Mastering these techniques improves your efficiency and also helps you stay upright while running even the most technical sections of trail. Read the article here.
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.
- Silverstone Volvo Community Fun Run at Ruffey Lake Park scheduled for October 2nd has been cancelled
- Jog For Jugs at Scarborough Beach, WA scheduled for October 30th has been cancelled due to beachfront construction; the other Jog For Jugs events are still going ahead
- Endeavour Team Endurance Relay in South East Queensland from November 25th to 27th has been cancelled
- Splash n Dash Festival in Wollongong: changed date from December 11th to 18th as per the update on the event website
That's all for this week, so have a great running week!