Author: Kate Dzienis

Weekly News – 23/05/2018

Great Ocean Road Running Festival, Vic Ultra-Trail Australia, NSW Two major races took place over the weekend, and we couldn’t be more proud of all our AURA members who participated in either one. The Great Ocean Road Running Festival was held on Sunday, May 20 with the event’s 60kms ultra marathon start line from Lorne, Vic. In a massive effort, and with a time of 4:18:50, AURA member Natasha Fraser from Ballarat, Vic was the overall winner, sweeping in and claiming the title of first place in a field of 84 runners. She truly showed what ultra running is about,...

Read More

Weekly News – 14/05/2018

Australian Team Trails, Spain EMU 6 Day Race, Hungary Guinness World Record Set, Qld If you’ve been keeping up with all the news around, you’ll know it’s been a busy yet exciting weekend of ultra running for our AURA members! AURA’s Australian Trails Team crossed the finish line with smiles on their faces at the 2018 Penyagolosa Trails in Spain over the weekend. Less than 30 minutes separated the team members, and they did a phenomenal job representing Australia. Lou Clifton came storming through in the last 10kms of the race, finishing in 12:09:23. She was followed very closely...

Read More

Weekly News – 1/05/2018

Lighthorse Ultra, WA Perfect weather set the scene at Saturday’s Lighthorse Ultra in Woodvale, WA at Yellagonga Regional Park where we had 13 AURA members take on one of three events – the 12hr, 6hr or 3hr. Impressive achievements took place on the day as racers took on various terrain through 2.5k loops for their allocated entry. Top marks went to AURA’s Margie Hadley, who over the past two years has shown no signs of slowing down as she continues to tackle the distances and make a name for herself in the WA ultra scene. Throughout the 12 hour...

Read More

Planning, pacing pay off for Boyd at Beyond Limits in USA

Contributed by Marie Boyd, AURA member The timed format Beyond Limits Ultra (72-hour) is held in the mountainous area of southern California, not far from Los Angeles. At 4000’ elevation, the air is crisp and clear, mountain greenery abounds, and the stars shine brightly at night. Ken and Stephanie Rubeli co-direct this event, which is… This content is for AURA members only.Log In...

Read More

President’s Report

Earlier in April, AURA held it’s AGM in Perth, with a good group of members participating electronically from the eastern states. I had the opportunity to highlight some of the Association’s achievements for 2017, these included: The Association comprised 475 members in December 2017, approximately a 20% increase on 2016. There were 58 events listed on AURA’s calendar of events. Australian teams participated in IAU World Championships, representing Australia proudly at both the Trail event held in Italy in June and the 24-hour event in Belfast Northern Ireland in July. A research study was undertaken of AURA members, race organisers, elite athletes and the wider Australian ultra running community on wide ranging matters that will assist the Association with determining future initiatives. Sub Committees were formed in October to develop strategy recommendations addressing: awareness and interest equity membership acquisition and membership value propositions assistance and support for event organisers funding elite performance A comprehensive strategic blueprint for AURA will be finalised from these contributions during 2018. A review was conducted of AURA’s event listing process by Andy Hewat, Kerrie Bremner and Greg Robinson. Significant changes in processes were recommended and implemented. An event Safety Standard document is currently being developed and hoped to be implemented in 2018. After consultation with AURA members a decision was reached to move the UltraMag magazine from a hard copy printed publication to one...

Read More

Upcoming Events

Jun 02

Sri Chinmoy 6/12/24 hr

June 2, 2018 - June 3, 2018
Jun 10

Gold Coast 100

June 10, 2018
Jun 10

Cleland 50km

June 10, 2018
Jun 10

LeFevre Coastal Marathon

June 10, 2018
Jun 29

Wild Goose Chase Ultra

June 29, 2018 - July 1, 2018

Your Membership Centre