Month: December 2018

Weekly News Brief – 28/12/2018

Sandman 50, WA Membership renewals reminder Points competition Our last weekly news brief for 2018! Sandman 50 The Sandman 50k was the last AURA-listed event for the year, and was held in Dunsborough, WA on Sunday (December 23). Tony Smith from Tapping secured 1st Male in a time of 4:04:22 and was closely followed by visitor Ben Nicholls, hailing from Timboon, Vic who crossed the finish line in sub 4:20 for a 2nd Male with a time of 4:19:36. Congratulations also to Alex Keys from Leederville who secured his 50km in 4:37:53 and Spearwood’s Logan Vickers (5:22:14). No events...

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Record your volunteer efforts for the 2018 Points Competition

  Did you volunteer at an ultra running event in 2018? If you did, THANK YOU! Without the thousands of hours volunteered each and every year, many of the events on the Australian circuit could not be held. For those who volunteered at an AURA listed event during the year, would you like that recognised and recorded in the AURA 2018 Points Competition? The AURA Points Competition tally for 2018 has been updated with all results for 2018 — you can see the current state here.  All that’s left is information on those who assisted at events during the...

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Vale Keith Sullivan, 1st May 1952 – 15th December 2018

Prepared by Keith’s friend Susannah Harvey-Jamieson Keith Sullivan – or as he was known on Cool Running, Skin and Bone, was an incredibly popular and well-loved member of the running community.  First known to the “ultra scene” in 2008 when he made his debut at Caboolture Dusk ‘til Dawn, he went on to become the man known as the gentleman who said, “Bloody Marvellous” and could be relied on for his charisma and generosity of spirit to many of us ultra runners. I remember meeting Keith at the end of 2008, at the very challenging Kurrawa to Duranbah 50k...

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Weekly News Brief – 18/12/2018

6 Inch Trail Ultra, WA The weekend saw the iconic and ever-growing 6 Inch Trail Marathon being held in WA, about 80kms south of Perth, on Sunday, December 16. The 47km event saw more than 270 participants race in favourable conditions. What started out as a fairly chilly morning turned into the perfect day for an ultra along the Munda Biddi Track from North Dandalup to Dwellingup, WA. Visiting runner Brendan Davies from Woodford, NSW kept entrants on their toes as he held on to a decent pace throughout the distance. Before the start button hit, Davies said he was...

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Weekly News Brief – 13/12/18

Gold Coast 50k, Qld The Gold Coast 50k was held on Sunday, December 9 in Queensland, along the beachfront from Kurrawa to Coolangatta, and return and with the 50km there were also options to enter a 30km, 15km and 5km. Clear Island Waters (Qld) ultra runner Robert Clarke took home First Male with his speedy 3:17:35 cross across the finish line whilst Corrina Black, from Mermaid Beach claimed Third Female in 4:02:11. Congratulations to AURA members Trevor Warburton (3:46:50), Connie Stevenson (4:17:49), Verity Breen (4:33:43), Meghann Coffey (4:42:31), Greg Ponych (4:48:16), Keith Sullivan (4:48:40), Francesco Mastrangelo (4:52:10), Michael Ford (4:55:45),...

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