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Weekly Newsletter 30 January 2018

This week's newsletter has a final reminder about our competition, interesting articles, and date changes/corrections for the Cottesloe Sufferfest Triathlon Festival, White Balloon Day Coastal Marathon, and Oxfam Trailwalker in Perth.


I'll be drawing the winner of the Premium Membership prize draw on Thursday, so this is your last chance - sign up as a premium member today to be in with a chance!

The winner will get a $100 sporting goods voucher and free entry to ONE of the following events: Air New Zealand Hawke's Bay International Marathon on May 12th, Runaway Noosa Marathon on May 26th, OR Runaway Barossa Marathon on October 20th. The voucher is provided by Running Calendar and the free entry by IRONMAN® Oceania; the events are part of the Runaway Series.

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Interesting articles

More than a runner
19 year old Meriem Daoui from Hobart could be one of Australia’s rising athletics stars in the next 5 years. She is a Muslim of Moroccan heritage, competes in full length clothes and a hijab, and is a type 1 diabetic. Neither her religion, her diabetes, or her running define Meriem Daoui. Her drive to make a positive impact on her community and her refusal to let anything stand in her way speak volumes about her. Find out more in this article at Tempo Journal.

Ultra-marathon racer caught cheating at WA event
It's just in the USA that cheats are found out at long distance running events; Mark Robson was disqualified from the Australia Day Ultra after being caught out by a timing transponder which runners carry and record readings as they pass certain checkpoints. Find out more in this article at

Pilates strength excercises for runners
Strengthening excercises for runners help to decrease muscle imbalance and assist with the ideal running posture. This post at b3 Massage and Movement explains several pilates excercises you can do in a short session. There's a video and some photos to giude you.

When running is more than a sport
Taylor Little has cerebral palsy and needed someone else's legs to get her through a marathon. 60 year old Peter Kline was looking for a challenge and pushed her in a large jogging stroller at the 2012 Las Vegas Marathon. Kline never returned to traditional racing and founded Marathons With Meaning, an organization that pairs runners and people with disabilities. Find out more in this article at the New York Times.

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/corrections
- Cottesloe Sufferfest Triathlon Festival: corrected event date from 14 to 7 April
- White Balloon Day Coastal Marathon has changed from 9 to 7 September
- Oxfam Trailwalker in Perth: corrected date from 21 to 23 September to 5 to 7 October

Until next week

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