Author: Kate Dzienis

Letter from the Editor’s Desk

Welcome to the first online edition of Ultramag, AURA’s premiere magazine packed with news and stories about events, members, records, rankings and so much more. To be a part of AURA’s movement into a digital space is an absolute honour, and as the new editor and marketing officer, I am delighted to be entrusted with a magazine that has broken so much ground in years gone past. Ultramag is a publication that stands for something. As runners, we embrace the idea that we can push ourselves further beyond the limits of our physical and mental abilities, and we believe that our higher goals of achieving what so few people accomplish on this planet reflect and embody what humanity is all about – that when we set out to challenge our own selves, we defy the odds and exhibit the best of Australian sportsmanship. We want Ultramag to be entertaining and informative, at times contrary, but above all useful. In essence, I aspire the people behind the stories to inspire you, and I want to provide the how-tos and resources so that your own vision, goals and dreams become attainable to you in your own unique way. As an AURA member, this website and its contents is for you. It’s for those who harness their strengths and talents in themselves and others for positive change and have the capacity to...

Read More

President’s Report for October 2017

First of all, I would like to welcome everyone to our first digital version of Ultramag! The members survey conducted earlier in the year overwhelmingly showed that our members were in favour of a move from the printed version of the magazine to an online presentation, and given the resources and costs involved with producing the hard copy publication, the AURA committee decided to make the change. The funds saved by moving to a digital Ultramag has enabled the association to appoint Kate Dzienis as AURA’s marketing officer. Kate is a journalist and a runner, and has been reporting on the Australian ultra scene already with her magazine-style website. Kate will be working on a number of marketing fronts, with key initiatives to build the membership base and increase public awareness of our sport as well as the remarkable achievements of our members. AURA would like to sincerely thank all of its Ultramag past editors, a publication that has a history of some 32 years. Luckily their efforts won’t be forgotten as all of the hardcopy magazines are being digitised and will be made available to members on the AURA website; now that will make some interesting reading. The association has been busy on variety of other fronts with highlights of the last months including: I had the pleasure of joining the 24 Hour Team at the World Championships...

Read More

Host events decided by Committee for 2018 Australian Championship

The AURA Committee met for its October meeting on Tuesday, October 10 where host events for the 2018 Australian Championship were decided. The successful events include: Short Trail (45kms – 80kms): Two Bays Trail Run, Vic held on 14/01/2018 48-Hour: Canberra 48 Hour, ACT to be held on 16/03/2018 50kms Road: Australian Running Festival, ACT to be held on 15/04/2018 100kms Road: Gold Coast 100, Qld held on 10/06/2018 24-Hour: Adelaide 24 Hour, SA to be held on 14/07/2018 Long Trail (90kms+): Blackall 100, Qld to be held on 20/10/2018   AURA president Rob Donkersloot said the events were...

Read More

Brisbane Track Ultra Race Director’s Report

By Susannah Harvey-Jamieson It’s been five years since Brisbane held a 24-hour track event – five years too long. River City Runners (RCR) appointed Jodie Oborne and I as race directors for the inaugural Brisbane Track Ultra. The Queensland State Athletics Centre in Nathan was the chosen location, a world-class facility with its surface relaid just two months prior to our event. This made it an ideal track to run on. BTU attracted attention from athletes across Australia and we were graced by some big names in the 24-hour field. With a 10am start on Saturday, September 23, the 24-hour...

Read More

Weekly News – 16/10/17

Great Ocean Walk 100kms Trail Ultra, Vic Hume & Hovell Ultra, NSW Washpool World Heritage Trails, NSW The Great Ocean Walk 100kms Trail Run kicked off Saturday morning (October 14) in Apollo Bay, Vic and AURA had 21 members registered to run the event, including 2016 winner Damian Smith. This year the top podium finish went to AURA’s very own Andy Turner in 10:39:37, and while second place was taken out by Campbell Craig (10:45:31), it was another AURA member who finished off the placings – Joel Claxton taking third with a time of 10:56:54. For the women, big...

Read More
  • 1
  • 2

Upcoming Events

Sat 21

Blackall 100

October 21, 2017
Sun 22

Ned Kelly Chase

October 22, 2017
Sat 28

Heysen 105

October 28, 2017 - October 29, 2017
Nov 11

Feral Pig Ultra

November 11, 2017 - November 12, 2017
Nov 25

Alpine Challenge

November 25, 2017 - November 26, 2017

Your Membership Centre