Month: December 2018

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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Get your mental flow on and win a copy of Running Flow

Review by Kate Dzienis Running Flow: Mental Immersion Techniques for Better Running examines how the theory and practice of flow can be achieved by runners. According to author Dr Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (with Runner’s World writer/runner Philip Latter and professor of psychology Christine Weinkauff Duranso), flow is the specific state of mind in which the activity at hand becomes effortless, self-criticism quiets, and one becomes pleasantly fixated on a task. Flow moments are usually among the most memorable and fulfilling in a person’s life, and refers to an optimal experience during which the mind and body work harmoniously while honed in...

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Coach’s Corner – the difference between coaching yourself, and getting a coach

Coach’s Corner is a new feature for our AURA members, where qualified trained professionals provide you with advice and tips on improving and enhancing your ultra running performance. Contributed by Tash Fraser, Run Coach at Vespa Optimised Fat Metabolism, Vic Tash Fraser is a Level 2 Recreational Run Coach, accredited with Athletics Australia. She coaches all levels of distance running, and most recently was a part of the Australian team for the 2018 100km World Championships in Croatia where she claimed 23rd spot in a time of 8:12:37. The difference between coaching yourself, and getting a coach To some,...

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Hot, hot, hot…and a bit of rain at Badwater

Contributed by Jason West, AURA member 10.30pm. 23 July 2018. Badwater Basin, Death Valley, California. Gee, it’s hot. We agreed as a team to never state the bleeding obvious, because it was going to be a long night. And day. And night. When I stepped out of the car I couldn’t believe the oppressive heat radiating from all directions. Up, down and sideways. I knew Death Valley was hot in the middle of the day, but it’s almost midnight and the air temp is nudging 50 degrees C. My first thought was “I’m not sure I can make it...

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100 Miler and Do go hand in hand

Contributed by Duc Do, Feral Pig Ultra (WA) 100 Mile entrant he Bibbulman Track covers nearly a thousand kilometres from Kalamunda to Albany and passes through Western Australia’s beautiful south west and great southern regions. It’s the site of the Feral Pig ultra event, which I ran on November 3. Running a 100 miler was not something I had planned for up until I completed the 100km at Blackall two weeks before. As a newbie at ultra distances, the thought of lasting this sort of distance simply did not occur to me. However, when I realised back in June...

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