This week's newsletter has interesting articles, some information about our new Film Festivals, Conferences and Expos section, and a few cancellations and late additions to the events calendar.
Due to popular demand, we've added a Film Festivals, Conferences and Expos event type to the website. At the moment it's just got the Run Nation Film Festival and ATEC listed, so let us know if there are others you know of that should be listed. And check it out here.
Sunburnt runner shocked as 'gruesome' pus-filled orange sacs appear on her legs
It might be winter here in the Southern Hemisphere, but this article is a good warning for summer or if you're heading north to run in the USA or Europe this winter; Julie Nisbet ran the Hadrian's Wall ultramarathon and ended up badly burnt because she forgot to apply sunscreen throughout the race. Check out the article here at the Daily Mail. Warning: the photos are fairly gruesome.
Tips for trail running with your dog
So you want to take your dog trail running? Then this article at Trail Runner magazine has some tips for you, looking at whether the mileage is too much for your pooch, how to avoid injury and overheating, recovery, and going off leash on the trail.
Running fast: Steve Cram's tips for a mile and beyond
Steve Cram knows about speed: he set three world records in the 1500m, mile and 2000m over 19 days in 1985. He share some tips & drills to use speed work to make you a faster runner, and which will also help you with longer runs. Check them out here at The Guardian.
What happens to your body when you run?
Where you are a seasoned marathon runner or a rookie at pounding the pavement, understanding the physiological effects running has on your body is vital. This article at news.com.au looks at how running affects your digestive system, brain, fat loss, heart and lungs, body temperature and injuries that can occur.
How runners can choose the right training program
Runners have no shortage of popular training programs from which to choose for their race preparation. This article at Runners World looks at some of things you should look at when choosing a program, which includes looking at the amount of training (runniung & other) that you are currently doing.
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 full calendar of upcoming events.
- The Centennial Park Ultra scheduled for 6 August has been cancelled
- Greater Bank Shoalhaven King of the Mountain scheduled for 27 August has been cancelled
- MAWA series events for 2017, with the next event on 2 July
- East West Ride and Roam metrogaine in Hobart on 9 July
- Jolly Jumbuck Trail Run in Brigadoon, WA on 16 July
That's all for this week, so have a great running week!