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Weekly Newsletter 31 July 2018

This week's newsletter has interesting articles, late addition of the Huanui College Fun Run & Walk and the O'Hagan's 5K Series starting back a week earlier than expected.

Interesting articles

Dom Harvey to run 5 marathons in 5 days
The Edge FM's Breakfast DJ Dom Harvey says he's petrified but will run five marathons in five days to raise money for a three year old child with cancer. Find out more in this article at Stuff (and don't read the comments on that page - far too much negativity and tall poppy syndrome...)

Runner banned for four years for importing EPO
Brendon Keenan, a 44-year-old masters distance runner from Rotorua, has been banned from all sport for four years for possessing and attempting to use Erythropoietin (EPO), a substance prohibited in sport at all times. Find out more in this article at Athletics NZ.

5 reasons long-distance runners should race short distances too
Longer distance runners should consider the big benefits they can reap from racing short distance races, even if their ambitions have them going long. Find out more in this article at Training Peaks.

The nutrition secret of the pros
What’s the nutrition secret of professional runners? ask coach David Roche. Find out in this article at Trail Runner Magazine.

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.

Late additions
- Huanui College Fun Run & Walk in Northland on 12 August

Other updates
- O'Hagan's 5K Series starts back a week earlier than expected, with the first race in the next series on August 7th (Tuesday next week)

Until next week

Have a great running week!