Weekly Newsletter 19 December 2017

This week's newsletter is the last one for this year, and has information about our premium membership, interesting articles and a date change for the The Edithvale Fire Brigade All Fired Up Fun Run.

website updates

As mentioned last week, I've recently introduced premium membership to the website, which unlocks additional features:
- saved searches will email you when new events match your search criteria
- location searching allows you to search within e.g. 100km of a place
- export your event list and import into other apps
- support the Running Calendar! I spend all week looking at thousands of websites, Facebook posts and email newsletters to make sure this is the most up to date resource it can be
- a chance to win your choice of entry to the Air New Zealand Hawke's Bay International Marathon, Runaway Noosa Marathon, OR Runaway Barossa Marathon, which are all part of the Runaway Marathon Series

Premium membership is just $35 per year; sign up here.

Interesting articles

Bounding plains for our shared humanity
Cassie Cohen and Jackson Bursill started running 4000km from Cooktown to Melbourne on 23 November 2017, sharing the remarkable stories of refugees who arrived in Australia after fleeing persecution and conflict abroad. Check out their amazing story here on their website and here on Facebook.

Building mental toughness for distance running
To have a successful race, whichever event, no matter what your goal is, it is vital that we sufficiently train our body systems. We all train physically, but the biggest influence on the success of a race, particularly long events, is our Mental Toughness. This article at Run NSW looks at what mental toughness is and how to develop it in training.

Stay motivated over the holiday period with these three simple steps
As the weather warms up and the Christmas break-ups begin, staying fit and active over the holidays period can prove a challenge to even the most driven athlete. Rachel Allworth shares her three step plan to stay on track in this article at iRun: make a plan; following the plan; and make yourself accountable.

Resilience, balance the key to Sullohern's resurgence
For athlete Celia Sullohern, in the last two months the Commonwealth Games has gone from a tiny light, glittering in the distance to high beam, demanding her full attention and focus. Wide-eyed, Sullohern is nothing but pleasantly surprised with her progression, borne of both resilience and balance. Find out more in this article at Athletics Australia.

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 Edithvale Fire Brigade All Fired Up Fun Run has changed from 18 to 25 March (note that they haven't yet updated their website or Facebook, but I've been emailed the date change by the event organisers)

Until next week

That's all for this week and for this year! Have a great Christmas & New Year, and keep safe on the roads if you're travelling.

The next newsletter will be on January 9th.