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Weekly Newsletter 18 September 2018

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, a date change/correction for the BBBRun, and late additions of Race 3 in the Scenic Rim Trail Running Series & the Big Red Kidney Walks.

Interesting articles

Eliud Kipchoge smashes marathon world record
Eliud Kipchoge has smashed the world marathon record at last weekend's Berlin Marathon, taking a whopping 1min 17sec off the previous best set in 2014! Find out more in this article at

British ultrarunner breastfed her baby during UTMB
Sophie Power participated in the recent in the Ultra-Trail du Mont-Blanc, but she didn't let that stop her from breastfeeding her three month old son along the way! Check out this remarkable story here with pictures at the Daily Mail.

Extreme athleticism is the new midlife crisis
Paul Flannery writes: "people are responding to the anxieties of middle age not by clinging to the last vestiges of expiring youth but to taking on challenges that seem to belong to the young alone: by pushing the limits of what they’re physically capable of through endurance athletics and extreme fitness." Find out more of his thoughts, and some of the people he's talked to, in this article at Medium.

How to spot a runner when they’re not running
Runners World Canada claims that runners are cut from the same cloth, which is why picking them out in a crowd isn't that difficult... check out their examples at this tongue-in-cheek article here.

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.

Date changes/corrections
- BBBRun in Sydney is on 3 March not 24 February as originally listed; I'm not sure if this is date change or an error on my part

Late additions
- Race 3 in the Scenic Rim Trail Running Series on 23 September
- Big Red Kidney Walks in Mildura (22 Sep), Cunnamulla (23 Sep), Broadbeach (30 Sep) & Coalcliff (21 Oct)

Until next week

Have a great running week!