AURA Treasurer Alexis Oosterhoff has entered into an agreement with the German Ultramarathon Association (DUV) to act as the Australian representative to DUV, and will be responsible for the entry of Australian ultra marathon event results into the DUV Ultra Marathon Statistics database.
The DUV database was first established in 2004, and stores results for more than 4,000 international events every year with almost one million individual runner profiles. As part of this collaboration, the DUV team has provided AURA with direct access to its database, which AURA will use for automating the national ranking and points competition details.
This data-entry service will be provided to all ultra marathon events in Australia, regardless of their affiliation with AURA. Over the next few months, you can expect to see improved integration between DUV and the AURA website, along with more regular updates to national rankings. AURA will also be looking at adding extensively to DUV’s database, using our own records that go back as far as the 1980s. As of writing, AURA has more than 1700 event results online going all the back to 1981.
The committee considers record-keeping an essential part of the service offered by AURA, and as such are keeping a copy of all Australian results in our own system. This will ensure the preservation of records should anything happen to DUV, and it also allows us to modify the presentation of that data to suit our own needs.
To access AURA’s online results visit http://webresults.aura.asn.au