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Weekly Newsletter 19 March 2019

This week's newsletter has a reminder that early bird entries for the Runaway Noosa Marathon close on Thursday, along with interesting articles, discounts for premium members, and a few event updates on the running calendar.

Runaway Noosa Marathon 2019

Early Bird entries for the Runaway Noosa Marathon close at midnight on Thursday night, so get your entry in quick to save $$! With a flat, fast and friendly multi-lap course set in the heart of Noosa township and multi distances to choose from, it's easy to find your happy running place right here!

Make sure to register and save before midnight 21 March at

Interesting articles

Improve your running posture
When you start to tire when running, upper body posture is often the first thing to go. You start to slouch, which restricts your breathing and cuts down your running efficiency. The Great Ocean Road Running Festival Blog looks at why posture is important, how to keep your upper body in line, and exercises to improve running posture.

Fact or myth - does forefoot strike and running barefoot or in minimalist shoes reduces your injury risk?
The publication of Born to Run by Chris McDougall in 2009 led to significant interest in barefoot running and its proposed benefits to runners, with plenty of anecdotal evidence all over the place. La Trobe University has published results of a study here to look at the supposed benefits of barefoot / minimalist running.

Study reveals the 5 biggest regrets people have before they die
OK so this article has nothing whatsoever to do with running, but I saw it shared on LinkedIn recently and thought it was a very interesting read and the bit about pursuing dreams can be applied to running :) Check it out here.

event discounts

Premium members get access to discounts for a range of events in Australia & New Zealand. Enter enough discounted events and your membership pays for itself, as well as opening up a range of useful functions on the website!

Our latest discount added on Friday is for 5% off the inaugural Brisbane Trail Ultra. Check out the rest of the discounts here, membership info and sign up today!

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 Beechworth Easter Fun Run and Walk scheduled for 20 April has been cancelled

Date changes/corrections
- BRAVEpaws has moved from 22 to 24 March
- The Compass Club Southern Edition has moved a week earlier to 10/11 August and entries are now open

Late additions
- Ipswich City Rotary Tuffkidz Duathlon on Saturday

Until next week

Have a great running week!