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The IAU has conducted a biannual Trail World Championships event since 2007.  From 2015, an annual event has been held.  The inaugural Trail World Championships event took place in Huntsville, USA on 8 December 2007.

AURA will continued to select teams to represent Australia at future Trail World Championships.  AURA has a desire to send both a large team and a strong team. Details of future championships and the selection process will be available from this page via documents linked below.

There are numerous events on the AURA race calendar that can be used for qualifying. Generally, subject to the performance, the winner of the National Trail Championship event will gain selection to the team. Some non-AURA events may be considered for qualifying, including some overseas events. Those seeking to qualify for the team at a non AURA listed event are encouraged to seek approval from AURA first, to ensure that their result will be considered. The IAU status of the event and formality of measurement and timing are paramount in any case where a non AURA listed event may be considered for qualifying.  Immediately past World Championship events are always valid for qualifying purposes.

The 2017 IAU World Trail Championships will be held on 10th of June 2017 in Badia Prataglia, Italy. Documentation, including the team application and selection process are outlined in the section below.

Documentation:

Team selection criteria

Application form for selection PDF

Application form for selection MS Word

Previous Results:

Details:The 2017 Trail World Championships will be held in Badia-Prataglia, Italy on 10 June 2017.
Team:
MEN:

Ixel, Vlad
Tuckey, Andrew
WOMEN:

Balmanno, Kirra
Bartholomew, Lucy
Emmerson, Kellie

Individual Results:MEN:

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WOMEN:

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Team Results:MEN:

TBA
WOMEN:

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Details:The 2016 Trail World Championships were held in Peneda-Gerês, Portugal on 26 October 2016.

The event was 85km in length and there were 199 finishers, of which 116 were male and 83 were female. Male winner was LUIS ALBERTO HERNANDO (SPA) in 8:20:26 and the female winner was CAROLINE CHAVEROT (FRA) in 9:39:39.

Full results available HERE
Team:MEN:

Davies, Brendan
Ixel, Vlad
O'loughlin, Jonathan

WOMEN:

Emmerson, Kellie
Jones, Maggie
Lamprecht, Amy
Individual Results:MEN:

Ixel, Vlad, 9:38:15 - 25th
O'loughlin, Jonathan, 12:14:13 - 99th
Davies, Brendan, 12:16:39 - 101st
WOMEN:

Emmerson, Kellie, 11:48:28 - F30th
Jones, Maggie, 12:46:53 - F51st
Lamprecht, Amy, 13:25:19 - 66th
Team Results:MEN:

1st - France, 25:37:10
2nd - Spain, 26:26:02
3rd - Germany, 28:24:03

19th - Australia, 34:09:08
WOMEN:

1st - France, 30:38:12
2nd - Spain, 30:50:19
3rd - United Kingdom, 33:04:37


Details:The 2015 Trail World Championships were held in Annecy, France on 30 May 2015.

The event was 84km in length and there were 229 finishers, of which 144 were male and 85 were female. Male winner was Sylvain Court (FRA) in 8:15:38 and the female winner was Nathalie Mauclair (FRA) in 9:50:39.

Full results available HERE
Team:MEN:

Backhausen, Majell
Brazier, Thomas
Keyte, Michael
WOMEN:

Bartholomew, Lucinda (Lucy)
Emmerson, Kellie
Fowler, Gillian
Individual Results:MEN:

Backhausen, Majell, 10:03:00 - 47th
Brazier, Thomas, 10:43:35 - 74th
Keyte, Michael, 12:20:20 - 110th
WOMEN:

Emmerson, Kellie, 11:17:40 - F19
Fowler, Gillian, 11:26:18 - F23
Bartholomew, Lucinda (Lucy), 13:31:10 - 61st
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Details:The 2013 Trail World Championships were held in Llanrwst/Conwy, Wales on 6 July 2013.

There were 100 finishers, of which 54 were male and 46 were female. Male winner was Ricky Lightfoot (GBR) in 5:36:03 and the female winner was Nathalie Mauclair (FRA) in 6:38:46.

Full results available HERE
Team:MEN:

Tuckey, Andrew
WOMEN:

Bull, Kirstin
Moore, Georgina
Noble, Mandy-Lee
Individual Results:MEN:

Tuckey, Andrew, 6:04:12 - 8th
WOMEN:

Moore, Georgina, 7:33:41 - F20
Bull, Kirstin, 7:34:59 - F21
Noble, Mandy-Lee, 8:01:23 - F33

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Details:The 2011 Trail World Championships were held in Connemara, Ireland on 9 July 2011.

There were 98 finishers, of which 68 were male and 30 were female. Male winner was Erik Clavery (FRA) in 6:39:07 and the female winner was Maud Gobert (FRA) in 7:41:31.

Full results available HERE
Team:MEN:

Hood, Allan
Mannix, Kevin


WOMEN:

No Australians
Individual Results:MEN:

Mannix, Kevin, 8:03:57 - 43rd
Hood, Allan, 8:56:22 - M60th
WOMEN:
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Details:The 2009 Trail World Championships were held in Serre Chevalier, France on 12 July 2009.

There were 46 finishers, of which 32 were male and 14 were female. Male winner was Thomas Lorblanchet (FRA) in 6:38:18 and the female winner was Cecilia Mora (ITA) in 7:53:18.

Full results available HERE
Team:MEN:

DuBois, Andrew 
WOMEN:

No Australian female participants.
Individual Results:MEN:

DuBois, Andrew, 10:24:47 - 40th 
No Australian female participants.
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Details:The 2007 Trail World Championships were held in Huntsville, USA on 8 December 2007.

There were 172 finishers, of which 128 were male and 44 were female. Male winner was Jaroslaw Janicki (POL) in 6:07:45 and the female winner was Norimi Sakurai (JPN) in 6:34:57.

Full results available HERE
Team:MEN:

Pirola-Merlo, Andrew
WOMEN:

No Australian female entrants.
Individual Results:MEN:

Pirola-Merlo, Andrew, 8:35:19 - 34th
WOMEN:

No Australian female entrants.