Weekly Newsletter November 29th 2016

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, some information about our other calendar websites, a couple of date changes, one cancellation and two late additions, including the 5K Digital Run in NSW.

Website updates
I'm still catching up on a bit of a backlog for the running website, but we've also started added listings to the swimming, biking, triathlon, multisport and obstacle race calendars. Go check them out and give the Facebook pages a like for the ones you are interested in. The (hopefully achievable) aim is to try and have all of next year's events for each discipline loaded up before the end of the year.

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== Interesting articles ==

Aussie Kirstin Bull won the 100km world championship
Kirstin Bull, who hails from Sunbury, has taken out the 100km world championship in Spain in the incredible time of 7 hours and 34 minutes. That's an average speed of 13kph! Listen to the interview here with Neil Mitchell at 3AW.

Brendan Davies on running the perfect 100kms
On a similar theme, Brendan Davies talks to Ultra168 about how to run the perfect 100km race. His tips are that it's all about the last 25kms; to eat early and often; and play mental games. Read the tips in full here at Ultra168.

Anna Fitzgerald on determination
Distance runner Anna Fitzgerald writes: "I am relentlessly determined when it comes to my goals and the things that are important to me. My individuality is supported and celebrated by my family. Their belief in me often exceeds my own." She talks about turning points in her life when she was involved in fatal car accident, and later when she decided to run a full marathon. Read her story here at Lucie Magazine.

How to get better at uphill running
David Roche shares 4 tips that helped him get better at uphill running in this article at Trail Runner Magazine: be strong from the waist down; be efficient from the waist up; lean forward and learn to relax; and raise your aerobic capacity.

How to run like a girl
Women really do run the world. For nearly a decade, more women runners have been crossing the finish line than men. This article at the New York Times gives advice about the big and small challenges of running while female, and how women can get faster and stronger in spite of them.

== 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
- Orroroo Half Marathon has changed from March 26th to April 2nd 2017
- Mt Crawford Trail Run has changed from July 30th to August 6th 2017

- The Great Rail Runs from Queenscliff to Drysdale, Victoria is not going ahead in 2017

Late additions
- TRACKrun at The Crest in Bankstown on December 10th
- 5K Digital Run in New South Wales on December 10th & 11th

== Until next week ==

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


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