This week's newsletter has information about the Great Vic Challenge, info for advertisers, interesting articles, and 3 dates changes on the Australian Running Calendar.
How far will you go in September?
As we move into spring it’s the perfect time to get some km’s into the legs, whether it’s for an upcoming event or simply because it’s the best way to keep fit and healthy.
To celebrate, the Bicycle Network is running a #GreatVicChallenge. All you have to do is ride 541km (the length of this year’s Great Vic Bike Ride!) during the month of September and you'll go into the draw to win two entries to this year's Great Vic Bike Ride. Find out more and enter here.
At the start of the month I update the stats and advertising info; I know this doesn't apply to a lot of you, but there are a lot of event directors who also receive this weekly newsletter.
You can find out about our current advertising stats and rates here, and download our media kit here which gives you info about all the options. And for the rest of you, you can support the Running Calendar by becoming a premium member ;-)
The best foods to replenish electrolytes
Hollis Templeton has put together a list of foods that are great to replenish electrolytes after a long run in this article at Runners World. One of my favourite things after a long run is a chocolate milkshake and potato chips or fries - good to see they're on list!
Homeless former paratrooper completes year of hiking UK coast
A former British paratrooper set off on a mission to walk around the coast of the UK with £10 in his pocket to raise £100,000 for armed forces charity Ssafa. Find out more in this article at The Guardian.
Why hills are the best workout to return to running
Former professional runner turned podcaster and blogger Tina Muir talks about why hills are the best workout to return to running in this blog post.
When your thigh pain isn't a hamstring strain
This article at iRunFar looks at when your thigh pain isn't a hamstring strain and what to do about it and compares hamstring pains with other types of pains.
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.
- Great Illawarra Walk: changed next event date from 16/17 March to 2 March 2019 as per update on event website; other event details are TBC
- Woodchoppers Ultra has changed from 18 to 25 May
- Wild Goose Chase Running Festival has moved from 28-30 June to 21-23 June
Have a great running week!