Weekly Newsletter April 13th 2016
This week's newsletter has interesting articles, an event postponement, two date changes, and four late additions to the Australian Running Events Calendar.
Video of the week: Trail Dog
Salomon TV traveled to the small village of La Motte-d'Aveillans in the South East of France to meet and film with the winner of the #MyTrailDog competition, Gaëtan Ugnon-Fleury and his dogs, Pépite and Jolyn. Their time with them taught some simple lessons that people often forget in the rush of life. Trail Dog is an ode to the beauty and happiness that can be found in the simplest of things - friendship. Watch the video here.
Rollercoaster Run race report
The Rollercoaster Run as the name suggests is a race of up and downs, twists and turns, some stomach turning moments and in the end, a truly rewarding experience. Read the race report, which features a heap of great photos at Full Course Trails.
My road back to running
After a skiing accident and an amputated leg, rugby player Charlie Lewis was determined to get back into sport. After 12 years, 15 operations and a prosthetic blade, he finally found the freedom to run again. Find out more in this article at The Guardian.
Ultramarathon runner Pat Farmer battles elements to complete Indian fundraiser
Veteran Australian ultramarathon runner Pat Farmer crossed the finish line a day earlier than expected in his epic run through India to raise money for disadvantaged girls, covering 4,400 kilometres, running an average of 80 kilometres a day for 64 days. Find out more in this article at ABC News.
Swim. Bike. Cheat?
Susanne Davis crossed the Ironman Canada finish line last July certain that she had won her category, women age 40-44, but found out she came second at the prize giving the following day, despite never having seen the first place getter out on the course at all. This is a long but interesting read here at the New York Times.
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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. And don't forget to check the calendar page for a complete list of upcoming events.
- Emu Creek Trail Run in NSW scheduled for July 24th has been postponed to early 2017, date TBA
Date changes & corrections
- Keira Challenge Community Cycle and Walk has changed from October 1st to September 25th
- King Valley Challenge at Lake William Hovell, Victoria has changed from October 22nd to 8th
- Bankstown Sports Athletics Club Tuesday Night Series
- Curtis Island Trail Run in Queensland on April 30th
- Neverest at Mt Ainslie in Canberra & the Dandenong Ranges in Melbourne on April 30th
That's all for this week, so have a great running week!