Author: Rob Donkersloot

World Trail Championships 2019 Applications

Applications are sought from AURA members wishing to be considered for selection in the Australian Team participating in the 2019 Trail World Championships (44km) which will take place in Mirandha da Corvo Portugal on June 8  2019 Applications Open 10 Feb 2019 Applications Close 10 Mar 2019 Team announced 16 Mar 2019 Please ensure you read and understand the team selection policy: Trail Team Selection Policy Please ensure you read and understand the AURA Athlete’s Agreement document For information on the event, see the General Information Sheet provided by the IAU. Australian Trail Team Application Form If you are human, leave this field blank. First Name * Middle Name Last Name * Date of Birth Gender * Female Male Australian Citizen * Yes No Australian Resident * Yes No Email Address * Phone Number (Mobile) * Street Address * Suburb / Town * State * Country * Usual Running Attire Size XS S M L XL Usual Running Attire Size 8 10 12 14 Dietary Requirements Gluten free Dairy Free Vegetarian Vegan OtherOther Bank BSB and Account No * Some team and bonus funding may be available as per the selection policy document. This is why bank details are requested in this application If you are selected, are you likely to have someone travel with you who will stay with you at the provided accommodation? * Yes No Link to...

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24 Hour Team Coach / Manager: Martin Fryer Appointed

AURA has appointed Martin Fryer to the position of Team Coach / Manager of the 2019 Australian 24 Hour team (both male and female) attending the IAU World Championships in Albi France 26th –27th October 2019. The appointment will see Martin overseeing the preparations of the team in a mentoring role both before the championships and at the event. This is the first time this position has been put in place for an Australian team and is viewed as a trial which if successful could see similar appointments made for certain Australian teams for 2020 and beyond. The aim...

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2018 AURA Award Winners Announced

AURA is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 AURA Awards. Australian Female Ultra Runner of the Year For outstanding single or collective performances by a female. For the second year in a row, Tia Jones, is named as the Australian female Ultra Runner of the Year. Tia’s standout performances included a silver medal at the 2018 Asian 24 Hour Championships, an 8:33 run at the World 100km Championships, first place at Ned Kelly Chase 50km, second place at the Gold Coast 50km and first place with 131km at the Canberra 12 hour event. Tia also set a number of...

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2018 AURA Ultra Performance Of The Year Award Voting

The “AURA Ultra Performance Of The Year Award” is now open for voting by AURA Members.  Nominations were received from 1 January, and these were short listed to the top six nominations as judged by the AURA Committee. The “AURA Ultra Performance Of The Year Award” will be announced on Australia Day. Nomination 1: Annabel Hepworth Adelaide… This content is for AURA members only.Log In...

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Application Sought for AURA 24 Hour Team Coach / Manager

In 2018 an AURA sub committee comprising Jodie Oborne, Brendan Davies, Majell Backhausen and Gary Mullins undertook a formal review of AURA’s Elite Performance Program. One of the key initiatives recommended in the review was that a team coach / manager be appointed to teams attending major overseas championships. The AURA Executive Committee at its December 2018 meeting decided to trial the appointment of this role for the team attending the 24 Hour Championship in France in October this year and which if successful could see similar appointments made for certain Australian teams for 2020 and beyond. We are now seeking applications for this position, with the successful candidate overseeing the preparations of the 24 Hour team and attending the IAU championships in a team coach / manager role. This is a volunteer role with all expenses paid. Applications close Monday January 21 and the appointment will be announced on Friday February 1. A full role description can be accessed...

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