Author: Alexis Oosterhoff

From the VP (Aug ’18)

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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Event Results Jun-Jul 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 14/07/18 Adelaide 6 hour race (6h road) Y Y 14/07/18 Adelaide 24 hour race (24h road) Y Y  Y 14/07/18 Adelaide 12 hour race (12h road) Y Y 13/07/18 3 Marathons in 3 Days Y 01/07/18 Wild Goose Chase – 53k Ultra (53km trail) Y 30/06/18 Wild Goose Chase – 45k Ultra (45km trail) Y 30/06/18 Wild Goose Chase – 106k Ultra (106km trail) Y 29/06/18 Wild Goose...

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Event Results May-Jun 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 16/06/18 Brisbane Valley Rail Trail 50mi (50mi trail) 16/06/18 Brisbane Valley Rail Trail 50km (50km trail) 16/06/18 Brisbane Valley Rail Trail 100mi (100mi trail) 10/06/18 LeFevre Coastal Marathon 50 km (50km road) Y 10/06/18 LeFevre Coastal Marathon 100 km (100km road) Y 10/06/18 Gold Coast 50 Mile Super Marathon (50mi road) Y Y 10/06/18 Gold Coast 50 km Super Marathon (50km road) Y Y 10/06/18 Gold Coast 100km...

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