Month: May 2018

Event Results Apr-May 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 20/05/18 Princes Park 50 Km Urban Trail Run  20/05/18 The Great Ocean Road International Marathon (60km road) Y 19/05/18 Princes Park 6hr Urban Trail… This content is for AURA members only.Log In...

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Lighthorse Ultra Run for Millum’s RAF Pilot Grandad

Contributed by Jen Millum Jen raced at the Lighthorse 12hr Ultra on April 28 and won second overall & second female. Shaun Kaesler’s reputation for directing unique, out-of-the-ordinary races was the main drawcard for me entering the Lighthorse 12hr Ultra last month in Perth. I had no idea how I’d cope or what the 2.5kms… This content is for AURA members only.Log In...

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New Omega 3 study reveals krill oil may help improve performance

A new study released has revealed that supplementation with omega-3 krill oil, particularly DHA and EPA, has been shown to strengthen markers of immune function following intense exercise in triathletes, helping to improve their performance and recovery. The study conducted by Aker BioMarine, Pure Science Triathlon team and Norseman, examined the effects of krill oil… This content is for AURA members only.Log In...

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Finding his feet in Hungary

Contributed by Mick Thwaites, Winner of the Emu 6 Day Race in Balatonfured, Hungary (3 May 2018) EMU 6 DAY: When I Iaced up my shoes for my first half marathon and marathon back in 2012, I must admit that running for 24hrs let alone 6 days was the furthest thing on my mind. Well, what… This content is for AURA members only.Log In...

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Committee Update

It’s been a busy couple of months for AURA and its membership. World Trail Championship In May, Lou Clifton (12:09:23), Robyn Bruins (12:09:39), Gill Fowler (12:13:49), David Turnbull (12:25:13) and Jessica Schluter (12:36:08) represented Australia at the 2018 World Trail Championships in Penyagolosa, Spain and did our nation proud. A huge congratulations to them all for finishing strongly and within 30min of each other. I spoke on Tuesday night with David (team captain) about the event, and he had nothing but good things to say about the event organisation and the very tough course: at 88kms with 5000m of ascent, it didn’t look on paper like a tough one, but in his words, it was “brutal” and “technical as … !” In the lead-up to the event, in addition to the event briefings, each national team received an individual briefing on drug testing, and was advised that the top male and female ranked runners would be tested (in our case, that was Lou and David). They were both required to give blood samples. David stated he was grateful to have undertaken the ASADA online training before attending the event because it gave him a solid understanding of both his and the tester’s responsibilities, and also resulted in him being a lot more informed about the risks inherent in using off-the-shelf supplements when it comes to drug testing. I would encourage all...

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