Weekly Newsletter July 18th 2017

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, a date switcheroo for the Pancake Run & Peninsula Run in Perth, cancellation of King/Queen of the Range in Toomwoomba, postponement of Run For a Wish in Launceston, and late addition of the Bungunya State School Bun Run.

Interesting articles

Melbourne's top running/walking tracks
Whether you’re running, walking, or both, Lululemon takes a closer look at some of Melbourne's best tracks as chosen by their ambassador, ultramarathon runner Samantha Gash. Check them out here.

Anna Frost's TED Talk
Anna Frost talks about how we all can act as role models, allowing our children to find their inner sisu - a Finnish word meaning "to have extraordinary courage in the face of adversity" - to show the world their true colours, their determination to succeed through trial and error, fun and strength, hard work and passion. Watch the video here at YouTube.

Why fueling with real food matters
When it comes to fueling your race or long run, it's not just about how much you eat, but what kind of food you eat. Stephanie Howe Violett looks at how numbers of grams of carbohydrates, fat and protein don't tell the whole story and how they're just the tip of the iceberg in this article at Trail Runner Magazine.

Tips on how to avoid achilles tendonitis
This article at Runner's Tribe looks at common causes of achilles tendonitis, how to avoid it, and some excercises (with videos and photos) to help.

Adidas "Runners, Yeah We're Different" ads
And finally, a bit of fun to finish off this week's newsletter. I've probably shared this before, but it's always good for a laugh: Adidas's ad campaign from 1999 to 2000 about how runners are different. Check the ads out here.

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 full calendar of upcoming events.

Date changes
- Pancake Run & Peninsula Run in Perth have swapped dates; Pancake Run is now on 1 October and Peninsula Run 3 September

- King/Queen of the Range in Toomwoomba scheduled for 23 July (this Sunday) has been cancelled due to lack of entries
- Run For a Wish in Launceston has been postponed from 28 October to 3 March

Late additions
- Bungunya State School Bun Run on 6 August

Until next week

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