Weekly Newsletter May June 10th 2015

This week's newsletter has interesting articles and date changes for Parkinson's Walk in the Park at New Farm Park in Brisbane and the Husky Half Marathon Festival in Huskisson.

== Interesting Articles ==

Why Top Trail Runners Are Training on Roads
Alex Kurt asks "Why do athletes like [Mike] King, [Sage] Canaday and [Michael] Wardian train and race on a variety of surfaces, over a variety of distances? How do they succeed at both? In their answers lies a litany of useful information for the rest of us who aren't necessarily aiming to win a road marathon or trail ultra this year, but who want to run decently at both." Find out more at Trail Runner Magazine.

Say hello to the most entertaining Spotify ever
You've probably heard of Spotify (it's an online music streaming service - I use it myself, along with Pandora, and no this isn't a paid ad spot) and they're going to introduce a new feature soon called Spotify Running. It looks quite interesting: check it out here on their news website.

7 Bad Reasons to Skip Your Run Today
Nike athlete Sally McRae gives her views on 7 reasons to skip your run at this article at Trail Runner Mag. The excuses are: "I'm too tired after work", "There aren't enough hours in the day", "I don't live close enough to a trail", "I have kids", "I don't have any races coming up" and "It's too hard".

Liu Hong breaks women's 20km walk world record
China's Liu Hong broke the women's 20km race walk world record with 1:24:38 at the Gran Premio Cantones de Marcha, the Spanish leg of the 2015 IAAF Race Walking Challenge in La Coruna, on Saturday. Find out more at the IAAF news website.

== Recently added and updated events ==

Recent updates
To find out what's been recently updated, check the website homepage regularly. I include in this newsletter a list of the more important updates such as date changes, cancellations or late additions to the calendar. Late additions are events which will take place in the next two to three weeks and have only just been added to the website.

Date changes
- Parkinson's Walk in the Park in Brisbane has changed from August 30th to September 13th
- Husky Half Marathon Festival in Huskisson has changed from September 13th to August 30th

== Until next week ==

Have a great running week!


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