Cairns Port Douglas Trail Ultra, Qld
Glasshouse 100 (Australian 100 Mile Championships), Qld
GV Last Man Standing, Vic
Barossa Run, SA
Great North Walk Ultras, NSW
Sri Chinmoy Canberra Trail 100, ACT
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CAIRNS PORT DOUGLAS TRAIL ULTRA
The Cairns Port Douglas Trail Ultra was a massive success the weekend of 2-4 September! With bad weather leading up to the event, the rain stopped and the skies cleared just in time for a stunning finish to 3 days of running.
There were so many different distances to choose from, runners could opt to enter the CPTU120 (122.7km), the CPTU80 (81km), CPTU40 (39.3km), CPTU20 (18.4km), CPTU10 Beach Dash (10.70km), CPTU Red Bull Climb or the CPTU Suunto Summit.
Twenty-two runners completed the CPTU120, with 19 men and 3 women crossing the finish line.
In the Men’s CPTU120, top podium spots were won by Brett Goldfinch (16:09:38), Aaron Smith (16:29:01) and Joe Buck (17:33:29).
In the Women’s CPTU120, it was Akane Goode (18:45:26), Kelly Gabriel (23:33:35) and Jaclyn Leak (26:58:52).
Congratulations to AURA member Andrew Layson from Berowra Heights, NSW who took 5th Male out of a field of 19 men with a total time of 18:50:21.
The CPTU80 saw a total of 57 finishers, with 33 men and 24 women completing the distance.
In the Men’s CPTU80, the winners were named as George Murray (8:26:19), Evan Kelly (9:3:25) and Cahil Rankin (10:16:57).
For the Women’s CPTU80km, it was Jessie Whittle (10:08:14), Rowan Wilson (11:12:49) and Gwen Hobbs-Williams (11:21:46).
Congratulations to AURA’s very own David Von Senden from Kuranda, Qld who finished the 80km leg in 10:37:56 and secured 5th Male.
For the full list of results for the remaining distances, click here.
GLASSHOUSE 100 (AUSTRALIAN 100 MILE CHAMPIONSHIPS)
The Glasshouse 100, hosted by AAA Racing, was held over the weekend from 10-11 September at Glasshouse Mountains National Park in Qld, and doubled as this year’s Australian 100 Mile Championships. The Glasshouse 100 is the oldest trail series in Australia and the ‘miler’ was the first; it remains the longest running in the country.
There was also a 30km, 21km and 12km on offer.
An incredible array of outstanding performances took place over the weekend, it was a showstopper!
Congratulations goes to AURA members Roelis Rheault from Carindale, Qld and Hannah McRae from NSW who took out the top gongs for 1st Male and 1st Female, with times of 18:41:25 and 25:43:28 respectively.
Continuing results for the men’s standings, Ryan Crawford took 2nd Male (20:54:35) and AURA’s Kevin Muller from Wodonga, Vic took victory for 3rd Male with a finish time of 23:42:58.
For the women, Eliza Brewer won 2nd Female (26:22:07) and Jalna Clair took 3rd (27:25:49).
Congratulations to all our AURA members who ran in the 100mi Championships at the Glasshouse 100, including Ronald Singh from Regentville, NSW who completed the distance in a fantastic 30:12:06.
Sixteen runners crossed the finish line.
There was also a 100km and 50km in ultra distances on offer, so let’s continue with those results too!
There were 9 finishers in the 100km – 6 men and 3 women. In the Men’s 100km, winners were Sean Lyons (13:45:25), Stuart Boardman (14:11:09) and Kierun Douglass (14:19:20). For the Women’s 100km, Rebeca Dalton took 1st Female (14:37:49), Carina Bowes took 2nd (16:12:31) and AURA’s very own Sarah-Jane Hipwell from Rochedale South, Qld secured herself a 3rd Female placing after crossing the finish line in 18:39:21.
Congratulations also to AURA’s Kelvin Marshall from Tugun, Qld who finished in 22:47:33.
Twenty-eight runners crossed the finish line in the 50km event – 16 men and 12 women.
In the Men’s 50km, top spots were won by Oliver Waddingham (5:08:07), Stuart Houliston (6:03:13) and Karl Forcey (6:10:40). In the Women’s 50km, podium finishes went to Rebecca East (6:12:13), Carmen Atkinson (6:32:23) and Ashleigh McNulty (6:48:33).
Congratulations to AURA members Richard McCormick and Carl Schodde who finished the 50km trail run in 7:00:32 and 7:19:45 respectively.
Also at the Glasshouse 100 was a 30km distance on offer, with 46 runners crossing the finish line. As a last minute entry, AURA’s Amanda Pavey from Heathwood, Qld decided to get into the event and finished her distance in 3:21:59. Congratulations!
All results are currently provisional at time of writing, and can be viewed here.
GV LAST MAN STANDING
New to the AURA calendar of events, the GV Last One Standing in Shepparton, Vic saw a successful weekend of backyard ultra racing from Friday, 9 September through to Sunday, 11 September.
Twenty-six participants faced tumultuous weather throughout the race, with wind and rain scattered across the days, but they persevered to get through ‘just one more’.
Last one standing with a total of 31 laps at the weekend was Mathieu Dube, whilst the Assist was claimed by AURA’s own Phil Ryan from Pacific Pines, Qld who secured himself a total of 30 laps.
Well done also goes to AURA’s Cheryl Symons from Murrumbeena, Vic who was the last female standing after finishing at 23 laps, and congratulations to AURA member David Patterson from Hamlyn Heights, Vic who completed a total of 22 laps.
We will feature a race director’s report in the upcoming September edition of Ultramag.
The Barossa Run, hosted by Good Runnings, was held on Saturday, 10 September offering an out-and-back looped course starting at St Hallett Winery to Tununda. There were a number of distances available, including a 63.3km, 50km, 42.2km, 30km, 21.1km, 15km, 10km, 7.5km, 5km and 2.5km.
We are still awaiting official results and will post those in next week’s Weekly News Report.
GREAT NORTH WALK ULTRAS
The Great North Walk Ultras is always an event the locals look forward to, and this year was held from 10-11 September. Through Brisbane Water National Park, runners take on sandstone plateaus, rugged bush, lush ravines, waterfalls and spectacular coastal scenery.
On offer for ultra distances was a 100mi, 100km, 50mi and 50km.
In the 100mi there was a total of 7 competitors – 4 men and 3 women. A big congratulations to AURA’s Damian Smithfrom Nowra, NSW who gained the title of 1st Male in the Men’s 100mi with a finishing time of 26:20:34 – what a stellar effort! Second and 3rd Males named were Paul Doyle (29:26:26) and Takaaki Hatanaka (30:40:33) respectively.
In the Women’s 100mi podium positions were awarded to Elodie Pichard (32:52:00), Julie Brock (34:08:28) and Sarah Harvey (35:23:01).
Moving on to the 100km where 10 runners crossed the finish line (9 men, 1 woman), in the Men’s 100km Michael Lough (14:04:13), Gabriel Hodgson (17:42:19) and Harrison Deanshaw (18:12:40) took top honours. Jane Worrallo claimed 1stFemale in the Women’s 100km with 22:41:08.
Congratulations to AURA’s Gregory Brown from Umina Beach, NSW who finished in a total time of 22:43:24. Fantastic effort!
The 50mi event saw 14 participants – 13 men and 1 woman. In the Men’s 50mi, winners were named as Chris Lenkic (10:33:44), Ryan Roberts (10:58:29) and Aaron Flower (12:49:35). In the Women’s 50mi, Laura Vilcek took the top spot (14:28:28).
A well-deserved effort in the Men’s 50km with AURA’s Josef Mcgrath from Forresters Beach, NSW taking out the top podium finish, claiming 1st male in a speedy time of 4:41:46. The remaining podium spots went to Morgan Lindqvist (4:50:56) and Dominic Perry (4:51:49). In the Women’s 50km, Cecily Butler took 1st (6:16:58), Roisin Bacon 2nd(7:11:02) and Mary Ryan 3rd (7:23:06).
Fifty-two runners finished the 50km in total – 44 men and 8 women.
SRI CHINMOY CANBERRA TRAIL 100
The Sri Chinmoy Canberra Trail 100 was held on Sunday, 11 September and offered runners a chance to journey through the hills, nature parks and open spaces of central, south and north Canberra.
There were 50 finishers in total.
First up in the Women’s 100km, the top two spots went to Joelle Vandenborre (11:49:03) and Lindsay Hamilton (11:57:12). AURA’s very own Allicia Heron from Theodore, ACT delivered an exceptional performance and secured 3rdFemale with a time of 12:02:34.
In the Men’s 100km, top podium positions went to Dean Robinson (9:55:45), James Quaife (10:31:34) and Joseph Hughes (11:11:07).
Congratulations to all our AURA members who ran in the 100km trail event at the weekend, including Nathan Queripelwho took 4th Male in 11:14:56), Craig Deakin (12:55:49), David Campbell (12:56:17), Pam Muston (13:26:04), Isobel Ross (13:33:46), Ron Tait (13:33:47), Debbie Maher (14:28:40), Joe Hujs (16:53:22) and Steven Appleby (17:13:01).
It’s an exciting end-of-month coming up, with No Time To Die Frontyard Ultra being held this weekend (16-18 Sept) in Adelaide, SA and the always anticipated Surf Coast Century (17 Sept) in Anglesea, Vic.
The last weekend of the month will see WTF down south in WA at Dwellingup (24-25 Sept) and the Yurrebilla 56k in Athelstone, SA on 25 Sept.
At last, October…seriously, does time have to move as quickly as it does? The Great Trail Relay in Kalamunda, WA will kick off the new month on 1 October as will the Tassie Trail Fest in Trevallyn. The Adelaide 6 Day starts 2 October whilst the Hume & Hovell Ultra begins the weekend of 8-9 October.
The Lonely Mountain Ultra is due for 15-16 October in Orange, NSW and the Heysen 105 on 22-23 October is doubling up as the Australian Long Course Trail Championships, in Victor Harbour, SA.
Ultra-Trail Australia by UTMB will be held the last weekend of the month, from 27-30 October, and Old Mates Backyard Ultra in Upper Baron, Qld finishes off the month from 29-31 October.
Pictured: Your inaugural Australian 100 Mile Trail Champions – Hannah McRae and Noelis Rheault (both AURA members) with podium getters Eliza Brewer and Ryan Crawford (Jalna Clair and Kevin Muller making up the remainder). Photograph – AAA Racing/Facebook.