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Weekly Newsletter 10 July 2018

This week's newsletter has information about the Alpine Challenge, interesting articles, cancellation of Run for your Lifeline, postponement of Moreton Mongrel Fun Run and a date change/correction for the Samford RSL Stomp.

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.

Join the heroes who have battled the 100 mile and 100km courses. Check out the course in the 36 or 60km "short course" distances.

Enter today as a solo endurance runner or put together a relay team at

Interesting articles

Ultramarathon training: a guide to everything
So you want to run the Alpine Challenge (above) or a similar race but need to know more about how to run an ultra? Then this guide by Bryon Powell at iRunFar has everything you need to know.

Fuel for the long run: carrot banana muffins
These gluten-free muffins have simple ingredients, and provide loads of nutrition during a run - plus they look delicious. Check out the recipe at Trail Runner Magazine.

Your guide to hill training
Hill training can give runners an amazing boost to their running, especially when you are hard pressed for time. RealBuzz has some sample sessions to work into your running schedule here.

The trials and tribulations of the 6 Day Emu Ultra
A few weeks back, Mick Thwaites lined up for his debut 6 day ultra. He won it, covering almost 837kms along the way. Read his account of the race here at Ultra168.

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.

- Run for your Lifeline scheduled for 3 November has been cancelled, because Lifeline has decided that there are less risky ways to engage in the community and generate life changing funds for their crisis support phone services.

- The Moreton Mongrel Fun Run scheduled for 12 August has been postponed to a date yet to be determined

Date changes/corrections
- Samford RSL Stomp: changed next event date from 9 to 16 September 2018 as per update on event website

Until next week

Have a great running week!