Weekly Newsletter September 20th 2016

This week's newsletter has a free SKINS gym bag offer from Sportitude, interesting articles, a couple of cancellations & postponements, and a couple of date changes & corrections.

This is the last newsletter for a few weeks because I'll be travelling. The website will continue to be updated with new event dates etc, and the newsletter will return on Tuesday October 18th.

== Special Offers ==

Free SKINS gym bag from Sportitude
Get a free SKINS gym bag when you spend $100 or more at Sportitude. This offer is available until October 3rd. Shop now!

== Interesting articles ==

Virtual Runs Australia
Virtual Runs Australia organise virtual runs or virtual races for fun, motivation and accountability. Virtual runs work whether you like to get out there and hit the road or trails, or stay indoors and hit the treadmill. You can run, walk, cycle, or swim, and you choose the distance you want to run! You can run anywhere, any time and at a distance of your choice. Find out more at www.virtualrunsaustralia.com

8 ways to tone down your inner running nerd
Competitor.com looks at ways to tone down your inner running nerd, covering: shoe talk; heart rate; nutrition insights; innapropriate stretching; cross-training; digitial watches; family time; and message boards. Check out their tips and ways to spot your innner nerd in the article here.

How much do you really need to taper?
Alex Hurt takes a look at the taper at Trail Runner Mag, where USA 10K trail champ and coach David Roche suggests conventional taper wisdom is often based on elite athletes doing massive training volume. Check out the article for more.

Running for your life: lift, inspire and be healed
Phil Hewitt discovered the benefits of running himself while writing a book about incredible achievements in the sport. This article at The Guardian has a brief look at some of these inspirational stories and asks, why do we run?

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.

== 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.

Cancellations & postponements
- Southside 8 in Edmonton, Queensland scheduled for September 25th has been cancelled
- Robinvale College Community Colour Dash in Victoria also scheduled for September 25th has been postponed until 2017; a date will be advised in time

Date changes & corrections
- KidsCamp77 in Tamworth has moved from October 8th to May 13th
- Bloated Goat Trail Run near Perth is on April 1st, not March 26th as originally listed (not sure if this was my fault or there was a date change)

== Until next week ==

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


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