Robert Boyce
Robert Boyce is the chair of the National Team Selection Committee and was elected as AURA’s president in 2011.
Jo Blake
Jonathan (Jo) started running ultramarathons in 2002 and has been an AURA member since 2003, serving as treasurer and/or secretary from 2008 to 2011. Jo represented Australia on nin occasions between 2004 and 2011. He competed at the World 100km Championships on five occasions from 2004 to 2008 with a best placing of 12th in 2005 and a best time of 7:05:54. He then competed at World or Commonwealth 24hr Championships each year from 2009 to 2011. In 2009 he ran 249.1km to place 2nd at the Commonwealth Championships and ranked 5th in the world for the year. He placed 17th at the World 24hr at Brive in 2010. Jo has won Coast to Kosciuszko on two occasions and has also competed in Spartathlon and Badwater.
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John Pearson
I was inspired to enter my first ultra after witnessing Australia’s only 100 mile trail race at the time, back in 1999. Won that year by Paul Every, who is now the race director of the successful C2K race. This sparked a passion for the long stuff, that is still burning strongly today.Personally I have been competing in ultras since 2000, across all types of event, trail, road and track. The 24 hr event has become a favourite event of mine, having completed 10 of these events over the past seven years. I have represented Australia 7 times in the 24 hr event, the first being in Korea in 2008.

Not sure how many ultra events I have competed in (should count them) but would guess it would be around 50 give or take, over the last 14 years.

I look forward to watching the continued progression of our great sport in Australia.

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Martin Fryer
Martin Fryer joined AURA in 1995 and has been an AURA State Representative and National Team Selector since 2006. Between 1997 and 2012 he completed almost 100 ultramarathons on trail, track and road surfaces at distances ranging from 45km to over 500 miles and durations of up to 6 days. Martin represented Australia at the World 24 Hour Championships at Taipei (2006) and Drummondville (2007), and achieved a top ten finish in Seoul in 2008. Since then he has exceeded 250km in 24 hours on both road and track, captaining Australia to achieve both individual and team gold medals at the Commonwealth Championships in 2009 on road (setting a new Commonwealth record of 255.93km) and running just under 260km at the Taipei International 24hr track race in 2010. In multiday racing, Martin has won three Australian 48 hour track titles (2006, 2008 & 2011), was ranked first in the world for 48 hours in 2009 (Surgè res, France, 433km), and won the Sri Chinmoy 6 Day race (New York, 2011, 784km) and placed 2nd at the Unix 6 Day race (Hungary, 2012, 815km). Martin is the race director of the AURA- and IAU-sanctioned Stromlo 12 Hour/100km races.
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