Month: April 2018

Planning, pacing pay off for Boyd at Beyond Limits in USA

Contributed by Marie Boyd, AURA member The timed format Beyond Limits Ultra (72-hour) is held in the mountainous area of southern California, not far from Los Angeles. At 4000’ elevation, the air is crisp and clear, mountain greenery abounds, and the stars shine brightly at night. Ken and Stephanie Rubeli co-direct this event, which is… This content is for AURA members only.Log In...

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President’s Report

Earlier in April, AURA held it’s AGM in Perth, with a good group of members participating electronically from the eastern states. I had the opportunity to highlight some of the Association’s achievements for 2017, these included: The Association comprised 475 members in December 2017, approximately a 20% increase on 2016. There were 58 events listed on AURA’s calendar of events. Australian teams participated in IAU World Championships, representing Australia proudly at both the Trail event held in Italy in June and the 24-hour event in Belfast Northern Ireland in July. A research study was undertaken of AURA members, race organisers, elite athletes and the wider Australian ultra running community on wide ranging matters that will assist the Association with determining future initiatives. Sub Committees were formed in October to develop strategy recommendations addressing: awareness and interest equity membership acquisition and membership value propositions assistance and support for event organisers funding elite performance A comprehensive strategic blueprint for AURA will be finalised from these contributions during 2018. A review was conducted of AURA’s event listing process by Andy Hewat, Kerrie Bremner and Greg Robinson. Significant changes in processes were recommended and implemented. An event Safety Standard document is currently being developed and hoped to be implemented in 2018. After consultation with AURA members a decision was reached to move the UltraMag magazine from a hard copy printed publication to one...

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Event Results Mar-Apr 2018

Here are the results for Australian ultra running events published since the last Ultramag. For more results, please visit the AURA results website.   Date Event AURA Listed Records Eligible Nat Champ 22/04/2018 6h Coburg Harriers Carnival (6h track) Y Y 22/04/2018 24h Coburg Harriers Carnival (24h track) Y Y 22/04/2018 12h Coburg Harriers Carnival (12h track) Y Y 22/04/2018 Convicts and Wenches (50km trail) Y 15/04/2018 Canberra 50km Ultramarathon (50km road) Y Y Y 14/04/2018 Buffalo Stampede Ultra SkyMarathon (75km trail) 14/04/2018 Five Peaks Ultramarathon 58 km (58km trail) 8/04/2018 Mt Solitary 45 km Ultra Race (45km trail)...

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Coburg 24hr Race Director’s Report

Contributed by Tim Erickson, Race Director, Coburg 24hr Festival A total of 56 athletes (34 runners and 22 walkers) toed the line for the midday start on Saturday, April 21 in the 35th annual staging of the iconic Victorian ultra event, the Coburg 24hr Festival. The forecast promised good weather and it proved correct. The… This content is for AURA members only.Log In...

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Profile Piece on Elizabeth Bennett

By Kate Dzienis Elizabeth Bennett has done it all when it comes to volunteering with AURA, and after all her years of dedicating tirelessly to an association she feels passionately about, she’s decided it’s time for her to step back and take a seat. Hailing from Dickson, ACT and thoroughly enjoying the cold that is… This content is for AURA members only.Log In...

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