Month: November 2017

Hitting California’s trails in the San Diego 100

Contributed by Bill Thompson The San Diego 100 in California, USA had been on my radar for some time as it provided the perfect excuse to explore that part of the world. It was also a qualifying event for most ultras across the globe with a 32-hour cut off and 13,000ft of climbing and descent. The course included 41-miles (65kms) along the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) so an extended preliminary walk up this famous 2670-mile (4296kms) trail seemed in order. This year, I talked Bush Heritage’s Simon Smale into joining me for a three-week walk from Campo on the...

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It’s An Uphill Grind

Contributed by Caine Warburton It’s safe to say that trail running and hills go hand in hand like Instagram and hashtags, long runs and chafe or trail shoes and mud. If you want to experience the most beautiful trails and stunning vistas then chances are you are going to have to negotiate some serious hills… This content is for AURA members only.Log In...

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From zero to 42.2 and beyond

By Kate Dzienis Some people were just meant to run, and Vlad Ixel is no exception. Originally from the Ukraine, Ixel has called Perth home for almost two decades, and these days follows the global ultramarathon trail, spending his time living in either Western Australia, Hong Kong or parts of Europe. But what sets Ixel… This content is for AURA members only.Log In...

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A movement of change

Contributed by Nadeem Khan From the President of the International Association of Ultrarunners Let me start off by wishing the new AURA web magazine the best of luck as it starts on its renewed voyage making the transition from a hardcopy magazine to an email-based cyber version. I have always read the magazine cover-to-cover and… This content is for AURA members only.Log In...

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From the Editor’s Desk (November)

Our second edition of the new format Ultramag is here! Since our first digital version was distributed last month on October 24, we have had amazing feedback from our members about the style and the stories being collated. It’s been a positive journey these last few weeks, and even though we’re heading into the holiday season, AURA will still be… This content is for AURA members only.Log In...

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