Author: Kate Dzienis

Javelina as hot as a jalapeño

By Kate Dzienis We all know how intense the Australian heat can be; we acknowledge the brutality it forebodes on us, we understand the risks associated with it. Even when people across the world talk about our southern land, they associate it with the temperatures only hell can bear. But in the US, the Arizona… This content is for AURA members only.Log In...

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Records broken at this year’s Washpool

Contributed by Steel Beveridge It was a case of Veni, Vidi, Vici (I came, I saw, I conquered) for Sydney runner Blake Turner as he charged from the start line at the Washpool World Heritage Trails on Sunday, October 15, 2017. He crafted a commanding victory as well as a new course record with a… This content is for AURA members only.Log In...

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No dampeners on Cowling’s Yurrebilla efforts

Contributed by Gayle Cowling Who said running 56kms with an injured hamstring was a smart thing to do? The Yurrebilla Trail 56km Ultra in South Australia had been recommended by many of my Victorian running colleagues as a wonderful event with great scenery, diverse terrain and massive support from all the locals. Participating in Yurrebilla on… This content is for AURA members only.Log In...

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Hitting California’s trails in the San Diego 100

Contributed by Bill Thompson The San Diego 100 in California, USA had been on my radar for some time as it provided the perfect excuse to explore that part of the world. It was also a qualifying event for most ultras across the globe with a 32-hour cut off and 13,000ft of climbing and descent. The course included 41-miles (65kms) along the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) so an extended preliminary walk up this famous 2670-mile (4296kms) trail seemed in order. This year, I talked Bush Heritage’s Simon Smale into joining me for a three-week walk from Campo on the...

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It’s An Uphill Grind

Contributed by Caine Warburton It’s safe to say that trail running and hills go hand in hand like Instagram and hashtags, long runs and chafe or trail shoes and mud. If you want to experience the most beautiful trails and stunning vistas then chances are you are going to have to negotiate some serious hills… This content is for AURA members only.Log In...

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