Author: Kate Dzienis

What it takes to crew an ultra

By Kate Dzienis Having the right support crew for an ultra marathon can make a big difference in a runner’s performance on race day, and sure there are individuals who can successfully run a 100-miler solo and without the aid of pacers. But there are also runners who bring to the table their biggest support… This content is for AURA members only.Log In...

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Weekly News – 18/12/17

6 Inch Trail Marathon, WA Usually there are always stories from participants of WA’s 6 Inch Trail Marathon about the heat, and how much the sun and high temperatures impact performance. For 2017, it will be ‘that year we got the torrential rains’, with the wait at the start line for 4.30am seeing everyone huddled together trying to stay warm under their ever-fashionable emergency blankets. And while the clouds didn’t clear, showers were intermittent throughout the 47kms ultra race as 298 participants started their trek along the Munda Biddi to make their way south from North Dandalup to Dwellingup....

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Weekly News – 11/12/17

Coast to Kosciuszko Gold Coast 50kms With the end of the year looming near, we have had just a few races to close off 2017 and this weekend was by far an inspiring couple of days by ultra runners along the eastern seafront. It started on Friday with an early morning start of the Coast to Kosciuszko, a 240kms road race with half sealed surface and the other half unsealed/forestry service roads from Boydtown Beach to the summit of Mt Kosciuszko, then a finish at Charlotte Pass. Out of 40 participants taking on the event, a whopping 22 ultra...

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Weekly News – 29/11/17

Alpine Challenge The Victorian Alps were the landscape behind last weekend’s Alpine Challenge, hosted by Running Wild, on November 25 and 26. Across three distances the event saw 42 competitors take on the 100 Miler, 45 in the 100kms, and 42 in the 60kms. A big congratulations goes out to AURA’s own Dan Beard who closed in to take second place in the 100 Miler with a time of 25:02:48, just behind first place getter David Gianelli from Italy (24:36:43). Andrew Hough claimed the title of third male with his time of 26.38.32. A stellar job for two AURA members...

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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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