Author: Rob Donkersloot

Australian Team Selections 2018: Trail & 100km

The AURA Team Selection Committee has announced the key dates for the selection process for AURA members wishing to be considered for selection at either the 2018 World 100km Championships or the 2018 World Trail Championships.  Note final confirmation of dates for both events is still pending. 2018 World Trail Championships: 10-13 May 2018, Penyagolosa, Spain. Applications Open 18th December 2017 Applications Close 9th January 2018 Team announced 22nd January 2018 Trail Team Selection Policy 2018 World 100km World Championships: 8th September 2018, Sveti Martin na Muri, Croatia Applications Open 14th May 2018 Applications Close 11th June 2018 Team announced...

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AURA Statement on Unofficial (Fatass) Events

It has been brought to AURA’s attention a number of unofficial ultra running events without necessary Government approvals being in place are occurring and / or are planned to take place. AURA supports the concept of unofficial semi organised group runs, they are an integral and enjoyable part of our sport and indeed some of our most popular official AURA events started in exactly this way. It is not something we wish to discourage. What we have seen though are some unofficial events being held on Government controlled parks involving a large number of participants, and being held on a regular (annual) basis. As well, long distance multiday ultra running races along significant public roads are being openly discussed on social media platforms. AURA wishes to advise both participants and event organisers of such events that as well as potential legal action from Government instrumentalities, such unapproved events have potential significant public liability and personal liability implications given no insurance is in place. More importantly, the lack of official oversight of normal risk mitigation strategies may make these events more dangerous to participants than would otherwise be the case, as well as have safety implications for the public at large. For many unofficial events having the necessary approvals and insurance in place need not necessarily be a difficult or expensive exercise, and AURA is more than happy to assist...

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Kirstin Bull our AURA 100km World Champion!

Kirstin Bull is the women’s 100km world champion running 7:34:25 at the 2016 100km World Championships held in Spain on November 27th, beating her own Australian record by five minutes, huge congrats to Kirstin and the rest of the Australian team. Brendan Davies finished in tenth position in the men’s race and also ran a huge PB, another superb run. A brilliant result for Australian Ultra Running. Australian results were: Women: Team Position 5th 1 Kirstin Bull 7:34:25 31 Marita Eisler 8:39:33 36 Tia Jones 9:10:04 Men: Team Position 5th 10 Davies, Brendan 6:44:20 28 Keem, Barry 7:02:47 33...

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Gold Medals at Asian / Oceania 24 Hour Championships

AURA took part in the first Asia and Oceania 24 Hour Championships held in in Kaohsiung, Taipei on 19/20 November. A terrific results saw both the Australian Men’s and Women’s teams placing first and winning gold medals. There were some outstanding individual results given the heat and humidity. Australian results were: Women: Team Position 1st 1 Wynd, Nikki 209.497 2 Barker, Nicole 205.995 3 Scholz, Sharon 189.173 8 Oborne, Jodie 133 Men: Team Position 1st 1 Loveday, Barry 235.868 3 Pearson, John 224.849 5 Cooke, Rick 206.528 10 Eckford, Matthew...

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