Author: Alexis Oosterhoff

From the VP (Dec’18)

2018 IAU ASIAN 24 HOUR CHAMPIONSHIPs A huge congratulations to our Asian Championship team, taking out 2nd place in both the Women’s and Men’s competitions, and to Tia Jones, for her 2nd place in the Women’s individual race.  And to all the volunteers who helped across the weekend, including friends and family of the runners, and Rob Donkersloot who was Team Manager, a massive thanks: there’s no doubt that the team was better for your presence. If you didn’t see the fantastic runner bio’s published on Facebook on the week leading up to the event, here are links to the articles: Ewan Horsburgh Sharon Sholz Nikki Wynd Matthew Eckford Stephen Redfern Mick Thwaites Tia Jones Donna Urquart John Yoon For a summary of the event and the results, see this Weekly Report.  Rob Donkersloot has produced a short video from the race which really highlights the hard work that went into the race by our representatives. Membership Competition draw Join AURA, or renew your membership before end of 2018, and you could win $500 towards entry into any of the 2019 AURA listed events, plus a further $500 towards travel and accommodation expenses.  New members can join here, and existing members please logon and visit the Membership Account page to renew.  Terms & Conditions can be found here. National Age Records Jodie Oborne has recently ratified a number of new age...

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Event Results Oct-Dec 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 09/12/18 Mitchell River Trail (50km trail) 02/12/18 Wellington Forest Trail Ultra (45km trail) Y 01/12/18 Bruny Island Ultra Marathon (64km trail) 01/12/18 IAU 24h Asia and Oceania Championships (24h track) Y Y ASIAN 25/11/18 Stromlo Lightning Strike 50km (50km trail) 24/11/18 Alpine Challenge 60 km (60km trail) 24/11/18 Alpine Challenge 100 Mile (100mi trail) 24/11/18 Alpine Challenge 100 km (100km trail) 11/11/18 Marysville 50km Ultramarathon (50km trail) 11/11/18 Freedom Trail Run (50km trail) 10/11/18 Upstream Challenge (50km road) 03/11/18 Feral Pig Ultra 50 mi (50mi trail) Y 03/11/18 Feral Pig Ultra 50 km (50km trail) Y 03/11/18 Feral Pig Ultra 100 mi (100mi trail) Y 03/11/18 Portland 3 Bays Trail Ultra (60km trail) 28/10/18 Ned Kelly Chase 50km (50km road) Y Y 28/10/18 Ned Kelly Chase 100km (100km road) Y Y 27/10/18 Halloween Howler 50km (50km trail) 27/10/18 The Heysen 57km Trail Race (57km trail) Y 27/10/18 The Heysen 105km Trail Race (105km trail)...

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December 2018 Membership Competition

New members can join here, and existing members please logon and visit the Membership Account page to renew. To encourage AURA members to renew their membership before the end of the year, we are running a competition where one member (or new member) will win a free entry into any 2019 AURA listed event (up to $500), plus $500 towards travel and expenses. Which event will you choose? Click here to see the AURA listed events you can select from. The total prize value is up to $1000! TO BE IN THE DRAW YOU MUST RENEW BY MIDNIGHT DECEMBER 31ST! COMPETITION DATES Start Date :  9/12/2018 Closing Date: 31/12/2018 Drawing Date:  7/1/2019 DRAW INFORMATION The prize draw will take place on Monday, January 7 2019 at 1800 WST The prize winner will be notified by email and announced on www.aura.asn.au as well as the AURA Facebook page shortly thereafter. The draw will be conducted using the Third-Party Draw Service at https://www.random.org/draws/ and results will be available at that site. ELIGIBILITY A single entry in the draw will be allocated for each new AURA member, or renewing 2018 member, who completes payment before midnight (EST) 31/12/2018, in the following membership categories: 2019 Full Single Membership 2019 Full Membership Senior (60 plus) 2019 Full Membership Junior (20 and under) Two entries in the draw will be allocated for each new membership, or renewing current members,...

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From the VP (Oct ’18)

The last six weeks have been action-packed with events across Australia.  From Australia’s first 200mi trail event held at Nerang, the return of 6 day racing in Adelaide, Brisbane’s BUTTER 24h track event, the Canberra 105km trail, the Heysen trail race in SA, three new races in WA including the RunningWorks & Haunted Pines ultras, Hume & Hovell in NSW,  Washpool , GOW100s & Ned Kelly Chase in Victoria and the AURA long-course championship in Blackall, QLD, there’s been something for everyone! You can review the most recent events results here, or for a complete list of all results, visit our dedicated Australian results site. Points Competition Update I’ve updated the points competition recently.  Please take a moment to review your results, if any races are not shown or your name is missing, please review the FAQ’s on the points comp page, and get in touch with me if corrections are required. 2019 AURA National Championship events The following are our 2019 AURA NC events: 48h:  Canberra 48hr Race , 15 March 50km:  The Australian Running Festival, Canberra, 14 April 24h: Coburg 24h, Melbourne, 13 April Short Trail: Cleland 50, Adelaide, 9 June Long Trail Championships:   Hume & Hovell 100km,  NSW, 12 Oct 2019 100km: Ned Kelly Chase, Wangaratta VIC, 27 October From our President Rob Donkersloot regards the Canberra 50km: I would like to mention that given the issues at the Australian Running Festival 50km in Canberra this year...

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Event Results Sep-Oct 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 28/10/18 Ned Kelly Chase 100 (100km road) Y Y 28/10/18 Ned Kelly Chase 50km (50km road) Y 27/10/18 Halloween Howler 50km (50km trail) 27/10/18 RunningWorks Ultra (50km trail) Y 20/10/18 The Blackall 100 (100km trail) Y Y 20/10/18 The Blackall 50 (50km trail) Y 14/10/18 Washpool World Heritage Trail (52km trail) Y 13/10/18 Hume & Hovell 50 km (51.6km trail) Y 13/10/18 Hume & Hovell 100 mile (100mi trail) Y 13/10/18 Hume & Hovell 100 km (105.5km trail) Y 13/10/18 Mutton to Middleton Coastal Trail Run (46km trail) 13/10/18 Great Ocean Walk 100 km (100km trail) Y 07/10/18 Sri Chinmoy Canberra Centenary Trail Run (105km trail) Y 07/10/18 Water Works 50 Km Ultra Marathon (50km road) 07/10/18 Water Works 100 Km Ultra Marathon (100km road) 06/10/18 Haunted Pines Ultra (50km trail) Y 04/10/18 Adelaide 6 day – 48h (48h road) Y Y 03/10/18 Adelaide 6 day – 72h (72h road) Y Y 30/09/18 Nerang State Forest 50 km Run (50km trail) Y 30/09/18 Adelaide 6 day – 6 Days (6d road) Y Y 29/09/18 Nerang State Forest 50 Mile Run (50mi trail) Y 29/09/18 Nerang State Forest 100 Mile Run (100mi trail) Y 29/09/18 Nerang State Forest...

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