Author: Alexis Oosterhoff

Event Results Aug-Sep 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 23/09/18 Launceston Marathon 100km (100km road) Y 15/09/18 Surf Coast Century 50 km (50km trail) Y 15/09/18 Surf Coast Century 100 km (100km trail) Y 09/09/18 River Run 50 Brisbane (50km road) Y 09/09/18 River Run 100 Brisbane (100km road) Y 08/09/18 The Great North Walk 50 Mile (50mi trail) Y 08/09/18 The Great North Walk 50 km (50km trail) Y 08/09/18 The Great North Walk 100 Mile (100mi trail) Y 08/09/18 The Great North Walk 100 km (100km trail) Y 08/09/18 Glasshouse 100 – 50 km (50km trail) Y 08/09/18 Glasshouse 100 – 100 Miles (100mi trail) Y 08/09/18 Glasshouse 100 – 100 km (100km trail) Y 01/09/18 Surf Coast Wonderfalls Trail Run (52km trail) 01/09/18 Kowen Moonlighter 12h (12h trail) 01/09/18 Coastal High 50 (50km trail) 01/09/18 Bright Ultra 50 km (50km trail) Y 26/08/18 Kuranda to Port Douglas Trail Race (64km trail) Y...

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From the VP (Sep ’18)

September 2018 is shaping up to be one of the biggest for ultra racing in Australia.  Australia’s first 200mi event, the Nerang 200mi got underway on Thursday (with 100mi, 100km and 50km across the weekend), and we see the return of six day racing to Australia this Sunday with the start of the Adelaide 6d event (incorporating 24h & 48h). We’ve already had three 100mi trail events this month (Great North Walk, Glasshouse and WTF), a 24h event (BUTTER24) along with one of Australia’s largest running festivals at the Surf Coast Century. For those looking for an event to participate in the next 12 months, we’ve never had more choice in Australia or New Zealand.  We’ll have the 2019 AURA calendar online in the next month or so, but if you’d like to look further abreast, I also maintain a calendar of AUS/NZL events via the DUV site here. I aim to keep this as comprehensive as possible – please email me if you are aware of any upcoming Ultra events that are not shown (noting DUV’s requirement to only include events of 45km+). We hope to announce the 2019 AURA National Championship events shortly.  The committee has agreed to a short list, but is in further discussion with the event organisers and our national selection committee to ensure the best available selection. Australian team performance at 100km worlds...

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Event Results Jul-Aug 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 19/08/18 Run the Great Whitsunday Trail (57km trail) Y 18/08/18 Rotary Trail Run (56km trail) Y 17/08/18 Run Larapinta – Malbunka stage race (136km stage) 12/08/18 Waterfall Trail Runs (50km trail) 11/08/18 Track Ultra WA 6h (6h track) Y Y 11/08/18 Track Ultra WA 24h (24h track) Y Y 11/08/18 Track Ultra WA 12h (12h track) Y Y 05/08/18 Truth Or Consequences (50km Ultra) (50km trail) 05/08/18 Peaks and Trails (50km trail) 29/07/18 Yaberoo Trail Ultra (50km trail) Y 29/07/18 Glasshouse Flinders Tour 50 km (50km trail) 29/07/18 Federation Ultra Trail (50km trail) 28/07/18 Riverwood Downs Trail Run (55km trail) 22/07/18 You Yangs 50 km (50km trail) 22/07/18 You Yangs 100 km (100km trail) 21/07/18 You Yangs 100 Mile (100mi trail) 21/07/18 Elephant Trail Race 50 km (50km trail) 21/07/18 Elephant Trail Race 100 km (100km trail) 21/07/18 Elephant Trail Race 100 mi (100mi trail)  ...

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From the VP

32 Years of AURA magazines now online Back in October 2017, I came up with the idea to capture the history of AURA by digitising all of the association’s newsletters  published between 1986 and 2017. Elizabeth Bennett introduced me to Kevin Cassidy who was kind enough to send his collection with me, and the work to scan the magazines began in earnest with the first few completed and put online within a week. I ran into some challenges with the scanner I’d been using at work, so after some research, the committee agreed to fund the purchase of a specialised “overhead” scanning unit (a Fujitsu SV600). This allowed scanning the magazines two pages at a time without removing the staples, and included software that was meant to remove distortions. I resumed scanning, and things went well initially, before I became frustrated by some minor imperfections that the unit couldn’t deal with. This led to several months of going crazy while I tried a different methods, such as holding down the edges of the pages with my thumb (and subsequently trying to remove my thumb from each scan!) and then purchasing a few different types of glass to hold the pages flat. In the end, I experimented again with the scanner at work, and came up with a system that allowed me to scan the magazines in relatively quick time. After scanning,...

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