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Weekly Newsletter 28 August 2018

This week's newsletter has information about the Bauerfeind knee brace, interesting articles, and some event postponements, date changes & corrections.

Advertising space update
A quick note to advertisers: there is website advertising space available from 10 September. You can find out more about advertising here, and download the media kit here which also has information about advertising in this newsletter.

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Interesting articles

Runner with gushing nosebleed takes wrong turn but still wins marathon
A couple of weeks back, Belarusian runner Volha Mazuronak got a terrible nosebleed with blood covering her face, hands, and torso. On top of this, she made a wrong turn but still managed to win by 6 seconds! This article at Runners World has photos of the race, but also practical advice about what to do if you get a nosebleed during a race.

The art of pacing yourself
We all know smart pacing matters. But what does that even mean? David Roche looks at pacing in this article at Trail Runner Magazine. Although it's in Trail Runner, it's not just pacing advice for the trails.

5 reasons long-distance runners should race short distances too
You should consider the big benefits you can reap from racing short distance races (e.g. 5km), even if your ambitions have you going long (e.g. marathons or longer). Find out more in this article at Training Peaks.

How to trail run
Trail running is often lauded for its simplicity: just grab your shoes and go. But there's also a lot to learn and Trail Runner Magazine has all you need to know here in a special section of their website.

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.

- The Kooralbyn Valley MTB 6hr Enduro was postponed from 26 August to 30 September due to extreme weather; this has also pushed back the other dates in the series, so the 24 hour ultra is now on 27 October and the 12 hour dusk to dawn on 24 November

Date changes/corrections
- The third race in the Sydney Trail Series at St Ives has changed from 4 to 25 November (and entries are now open)
- Glen Gallop Fun Run: corrected date from 4 to 11 November

Until next week

Have a great running week!