Weekly Newsletter July 4th 2017

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, date correction for the Australia Day Ultra, a few cancellations, and the late addition of Obstacle Hell in Albany, WA on July 8th and Kalgoorlie, WA on July 16th.

Interesting articles

"The best race medal": How an Aussie marathon runner and a stray dog became inseparable
Through one of the most gruelling foot races on Earth, in one of the most isolated locations, a stray chihuahua cross was about to change Dion Leonard’s life forever. Find out more and watch the heart warming video here at Yahoo 7 News. Note that the video is in two parts; once you've finished the first part, scroll down to find the second video.

Use threshold training to run faster, longer
The primary purpose of training is to enable your body hold a faster pace for a longer time. The first step toward getting faster is building an aerobic base of easy miles and improving running economy through strides and short intervals. After you’ve developed a base, the best way to go faster for longer is through threshold training. Find out more in this article by David Roche at Trail Runner Magazine.

8 mistakes runners make when buying running shoes
Runners World talked to running shoe experts Eric Sach, Ken Larscheid, and Carson Caprara about the most common buying gaffes runners tend to make are when they're "sole" searching - and what to do instead. Read their gaffes & tips here at Runners World.

2017 Western States 100 final finisher
Karen Bonnet Natraj came in to the final stretch of the 2017 Western States 100 Mile Endurance Run with just under 2 minutes left in the race (there's a 30 hour cut off). She finishes with just 8 seconds to spare. Watch as she is led around the track with family and friends as the crowd cheers her all the way across the finish line.

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
- Australia Day Ultra is on January 20th, not the 19th as originally listed

- Redlands Koala Fun Run scheduled for 13 August has been cancelled
- Dirty Duathlon & Trailblazer Run scheduled for 17 September at You Yangs Regional Park has been cancelled
- Run Rheban Rogaine scheduled for 2 December has been postponed to early 2018 (date still to be determined); a replacement event might be scheduled for 2 December

Late additions
- Obstacle Hell in Albany, WA on 8 July and Kalgoorlie, WA on 16 July

Until next week

That's all for this week, so have a great running week!