The Glasshouse 100, Qld
The Glasshouse 100
AAA Racing’s Glasshouse Series, The Glasshouse 100 was held across the weekend of 11-12 September in Beerburrum, Qld offering a variety of distances including 12km, 21km, 30km, 50km, 100km and ‘Miler’.
Kicking off with the Miler, top 3 male spots were swept up by Ryan Crawford who took 1st Male (24:21:39), Ben Harris who took 2nd Male (24:30:02) and Jackson Bailey who claimed 3rd Male (26:31:31).
Two women took on the Miler which saw Felicity Pidgeon Fong cross the finish first for 1st Female (24:26:04) and Christy Mcfadden 2nd Female (30:21:04).
Eleven runners completed the distance, and a top effort by AURA member Stephen Lewis from Stanthorpe, Qld.
In the Men’s 100km event, podium finishes went to Rory McHugh for 1st Male (12:48:24) whilst AURA’s Kevin Mullerfrom Wodonga, Vic successfully took 2nd Male with a time of 12:48:24. Trent Harding claimed 3rd Male (13:29:06).
For the Women’s 100km, Dishana Liang held on for 1st Female (18:50:50), Brit Wallace took 2nd Female (19:02:36) and Kylee Rolton claimed 3rd Female (24:43:31).
Congratulations to all our AURA members who ran in the 100km division including Paul Te Braak from The Gap who ran the distance in 16:20:33.
Onto the Men’s 50km, top spots went to Billy Curtis (4:17:27), Oliver Waddingham (4:33:16) and Andrew Edwards (4:47:11) whilst in the Women’s 50km winners were Rachael Mill (6:14:54), Court Anderson (6:46:44) and Sharyn Mitchell (7:26:51).
With the current pandemic still hitting states all across the country, it’s advised to keep an eye on events’ FB pages or websites if you have entered a race; alternatively, race directors will always communicate with their participants and volunteers on the next course of action.
24-26 September sees the BUTTER 24/48 in Boondall, Qld which will also double up as the 2021 AURA 24hr Australian Championships. Over in WA in Dwellingup, the annual WTF will kick off on 25-26 September offering a 100 miler and 50 miler.
The Adelaide 6 Day in Thorndon Park, SA will begin on 26 September and will see runners tackle a 6 day, 72hr, 48hr or 24hr.
Events are scheduled to go ahead as of Monday, 13 September however this can be changed at any given time.
If you haven’t picked up the latest edition of Trail Run Magazine, we have contributed a four-page feature spread on some of the AURA-listed backyard ultras with the headline The Race With No Finish Line. Check out the article where we spoke to a number of race directors about the attraction to backyard ultras and why they’re getting popular amongst the Australian running community – including Peter Munns from the Mirrim Wurnit Back Paddock Ultra, Shaun Kaesler from Birdy’s Backyard and Herdy’s Frontyard, and Timothy Walsh from the Dead Cow Gully Backyard Ultra.
We also got to chat with AURA runner John Pearson who was named the assist at this year’s Dead Cow Gully.