Author: Rob Donkersloot

Is the Great Australian Road Race Over?

Opinion: Rob Donkersloot, President of AURA Most ultra runners probably don’t care much, nor do race organisers. The growth in our sport over the last decade has been on trail, people love to run trails, and race organisers love putting them on because they attract numbers and because of that they stand a fifty fifty chance of ending up with a dollar or two in their pocket. I’m different, I love running road, long road. Most trail runners will never understand the attraction, and to be honest, I have difficulty trying to explain it, but I know I love...

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Updated 6:40pm EDST 23 November 2018 Following our earlier statement released this morning regarding the potentially dangerous conditions at the Alpine Challenge event being held tomorrow, we have now received further advice from parties monitoring the weather situation throughout the day. The advice received includes the following: “The weather doesn’t seem to have appreciably improved and the snowfall seems considerable. Viewing the snow cams at Falls Creek and Mt Hotham, there appears to be considerable fog descending on the alpine area and that is a major concern.” “are taking into consideration the serious difficulty navigation will present on snow...

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2019 IAU World Championships Selection Process Dates

AURA will be sending teams to compete at three  World Championships in 2019, the following is the confirmed selection process opening and closing dates. Please note the selection policy is currently under review and some change may be made. IAU Trail Championships, Mirandha da Corvo Portugal held June 8  2019 Application Open date 10 Feb 2019.  Application Close date 10 Mar 2019 Selections announced date 16 Mar 2019 IAU World 50km Championships, Brasov, Romania held 1 September 2019 Application Open date 9 May 2019.  Application Close date 9 Jun 2019 Selections announced date 15 Jun 2019 IAU World 24 Hour Championships, Albi, France held...

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24 Hour 2019 and 100km 2018 Team Selection Dates

Advice to all members wishing to qualify for the 2018 World 24 Hour Team, as IAU have moved the date of the Championships in Austria to 11 May, the applications for the team will now open on 17 December, and closing on 13 January.   Also a reminder the selections for the 2018 World 100km Championships to be held on September 8th in Sveti Martin na Muri Croatia will open 14 May and close 11 June, the day after the Australian 100km Championships on the Gold Coast. Apply here. The team will be announced 18th June.   View the...

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2018 Australian 100km Team Applications

Applications are sought from AURA members wishing to be considered for selection in the Australian Team participating in the 2018 World 100km Championships taking place on September 8th in Sveti Martin na Muri Croatia. Applications Open 14th May 2018 Applications Close 11th June 2018 The team will be announced 18th June 2018 Please ensure you read and understand the team selection policy: Team Selection Policy   AURA Australian 100km 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 Outline best 100km performances run in the last two years Include event name, date, distance, placing and time. Other experience or details that may assist with selection Other comments Include event name, date, distance, placing and time. File Upload: Passport, License or Birth Certificate * Drop a file here or...

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