This week's newsletter has our Run Nation competition winners, interesting articles, a note about a lot of events opening up entries in the last few days, and three date changes/corrections.
We had double passes to give away to the Run Nation Film Festival, which is at 23 locations across New Zealand & Australia, valued at up to $60.
There were 7 winners of this competition: Joris Wu, Lisa Townsend, Cheryl Symons, Judith Bibo, Robert Dickison, Elspeth Knewstubb, and Onno den Toom. I'll be emailing each of you later on today with further details.
What does running do to your brain?
Neuroscientists have studied treadmill runners, ultramarathon athletes and a number of lab animals to investigate the effects of running on grey matter. Find out what they found out in this article at The Guardian.
5 side effects of Obstacle Course Racing that no one tells you about
Avid obstacle course racer, TV host, and blogger Francesca Chiorando shares 5 side effects of OCR in this article. Once that's got you pumped up to do one, check out our obstacle race calendar here.
Lucy Bartholomew experiences life in a day
Aussie ultra runner Lucy Bartholomew came 3rd in the recent Western States 100 miler; Sarah Cotton followed her race in this article at Tempo Journal. And be sure to check out the finishing photo.
Jogger accidentally crosses US border from Canada and is held for two weeks
A leisurely jog along a Canadian beach turned into a two-week nightmare after Cedella Roman accidentally crossed the US border. Find out more at The Guardian, which shows how careful you need to be when running in countries with land borders, and how unreasonable border agents can be.
The start of the month is a busy time!
The start of each month is a pretty common time for events to open entries, and July has been no exception. I was really busy yesterday updating many, many event listings with registration links and double-checking distances, locations etc. Check out our Australian updates list and New Zealand updates list to keep on top of what's going on.
- Women's and Girls' Jogalong in September is on the 2nd, not the 9th as originally listed
- Thunderbolt Classic Trail Run is on 28 October, not 18 August as originally listed
- Arthurs Seat Challenge has changed from 18 to 11 November
Have a great running week!