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Weekly Newsletter 22 May 2018

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, information about this year's Alpine Challenge, postponement of the Kingston Beach Fun Run and Walk and a final date change for the Dirty Duathlon at You Yangs.

alpine challenge 2018

Experience the thrill of running in Australia’s top Alpine Ultra at Falls Creek and collect up to 6 points towards UTMB.

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Interesting articles

8 simple tips for calming pre-race nerves
You know the feeling. You're approaching the start line and the butterflies in your stomach start fluttering, sometimes gently, other times at a crippling, frantic speed. Pre-race nerves tend to wake up your inner demons, which say unhelpful things. This article at Training Peaks has some tips about how to overcome you nerves.

Are you getting enough rest?
Intense daily exercise can be dangerous and detrimental to achieving your goal and usually it's better to train smarter, not harder. Not only does training smarter give your body much needed rest, it reduces the chances of injury. Find out more in this blog post at Beyond Fitness.

Women and (trail) running
This article at Trail Runner Magazine has some information & tips for women when trail running (some of which apply to any type of running), which include finding a good sports bra, how to pee in the woods, handling periods, special health considerations for women, pregnancy, and how menopause affects running.

4 secrets to balance work, life, and running
Social Media star Michele King Gonzales shares her tips to balance work, family life and running in this article at Runners World. The tips include sticking to a routine, prepping to save time, recover correctly and celebrating imperfection.

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.

- Kingston Beach Fun Run and Walk has been postponed from 27 May to 23 September due to storm damage to the Whitewater Creek Track

Date changes/corrections
- Dirty Duathlon at You Yangs has moved a week earlier, so is now on 19 August

Until next week

Have a great running week!