Weekly Newsletter May 2nd 2017

This week's newsletter has interesting articles and date changes for The Bloody Long Walk in Sydney East & Perth.

Interesting articles

Man completes London Marathon in gorilla suit to fund great ape conservation
That's some dedication: Tom Harrison took six days to crawl the London Marathon dressed in a gorilla costume, crawling the 42-kilometre route on his hands and knees for up to 12 hours per day for six days, finishing over the weekend. Find out more in this article at ABC.

9 running tips for beginners
Dr Axe has nine tips for beginners, including: warming up; setting a goal and running consistently; getting the right pre and post run fuel; choosing the right shoes; and listening to your body. Check out these and more in full in the blog post here.

The keys of a successful taper
Brendan Davies is a coach and ultra distance athlete, and shares his tips for a succesful taper in this post at Facebook (a Facebook account is not required to read the post).

Don't tell me what strong looks like
Kelly Roberts writes: "As motivating and inspiring as the health and fitness industry can be, too often we perpetuate one particular image of a strong body: [...] runners are slender and toned. Today, I have a personal record (PR) marathon time of 3 hours and 41 minutes, and I don’t look anything like your stereotypical runner." Read more in this article at Outside Online.

Recently added and updated events

Recent updates
To find out what's been recently updated, check the recent updates page regularly. I include in this newsletter a list of the more important updates (see below) such as date changes, cancellations, or late additions to the calendar. And check out the website homepage for the full running calendar of upcoming events.

Date changes
- The Bloody Long Walk Sydney East has changed dates from August 27th to September 24th
- The Bloody Long Walk in Perth has changed from September 10th to 17tth

Until next week

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