Weekly Newsletter 29 August 2017

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, a date change for next year's Bloated Goat & Fat Little Lamb Trail Run and the cancellation of the Rotary Climb for a Smile.

Interesting articles

Kirrily Dear interview - run against violence
Accomplished ultra runner Kirrily Dear co-founded Run Against Violence; it uses sporting activities as a conduit for educating and engaging communities in family violence prevention. Ultra168 caught up with her here to help spread some further light on the work she's doing and how you could help too.

What to eat before a race
Getting nutrition right isn't just for marathon runners; you still need to make sure you get things right for race day for a 5K or 10K. This article on the Real Insurance blog offers some tips to ensure you're well-fuelled for race day.

5 worst things to do before a marathon
Along a similar line, this article at realbuzz has five pre-race mistakes to avoid to ensure your race goes smoothly: over or under hydrate; making changes to your routine; eating too too much fibre; getting overexcited; and just showing up.

Stop side stitches from ruining your run
Side stitches are still a bit of a mystery: there is no consensus on why they happen, why they hurt so much and how to prevent them in the first place. Coach David Roche combines research with longstanding athlete practice to provide some answers in this article at Trail Runner Magazine.

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
- Bloated Goat & Fat Little Lamb Trail Run has changed from 25 to 18 March

- Rotary Climb for a Smile scheduled for 10 September has been cancelled

Until next week

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