Weekly Newsletter 5 December 2017

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, date changes for the Neverest Challenge in Canberra and Trail Running SA events, and postponements of the Mornington Frogman Challenge and Santa Run in Tasmania.

Interesting articles

Six exercises to prevent running injuries
Victoria Wilkinson is one of the world’s best mountain runners and the reigning English fell running champion and is also a remedial and sports masseur. She shares her top six exercises to strengthen and condition your body for running on hills and mountains, demonstrated with photos in this blog post at Inov8.

Five ways swimming can make you a better runner
With hot summer days ahead, the thought of running can put training plans on the back burner. Instead of skipping a training session, keep cool and maintain endurance at the same time by diving into swimming as a cross-training option. Check out these five ways swimming can make you a better runner at Executive Style.

What happens in your brain when you run
Brain surgeon Dr Charlie Teo talks through the benefits of cardiovascular exercise and exactly what happens in the brain when we go for a run in this article at Pace Athletic.

4 of the best Gold Coast Hinterland hiking trails
If you're anything like me, you like to run hiking trails, not walk 'em! This article at Queensland Blog has 4 of the best hiking trails in the Gold Coast Hinterland to explore.

How to treat and prevent a snakebite while trail running
Getting bitten by a snake is very unlikely but it is vital to know exactly what to do if a snake does bite you while out running. You may think you know what to do but as research has improved over the years, scientists have been able to give better treatment advice for snake bites. Find out what to do in this article at Trail Survivor.

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
- The Canberra edition of the Kathmandu Neverest Challenge has changed from 13/14 April to 23/24 March
- Trail Running South Australia have rejigged their events calendar a bit, adding a new event on 15 April and pushing the other events one month later (so Mt Misery is now on 13 May, Sturt Gorge on 17 June, Kuitpo Forest on 5 August)

Cancellations/Postponements
- Mornington Frogman Challenge scheduled for 2 December has been postponed to 3 March 2018 due to water quality issues
- Santa Run in Devonport, Tasmania was postponed from Sunday 3 December to Sunday 10 December due to the weather conditions

Until next week

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

Regards,
Chris