Great Southern Endurance Run, Vic
Hysterical Carnage Backyard, SA
Stromlo Running Festival, ACT
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The Great Southern Endurance Run was held from 11-13 November in the beautiful Harrietville, Vic and offered a 100mi, 50mi, 56km and 28km. Weather did, however, hamper efforts of runners with about 20km to go, and so there are results on the GSER results page which include Inclement Weather Finish times.

In the 100mi, there were 8 female starters (3 Finishers, 3 IW Finishers and 2 DNFs) and 38 male starters (27 Finishers, 7 IW Finishers and 4 DNFs) – 46 runners in total.

In the Women’s 100mi, Jalna Clair claimed 1st (38:14:18) whilst AURA’s very own Katherine Macmillan from Kinglake West, Vic secured herself a well-earned 2nd Female after finishing the distance in 41:41:45. Fiona Morgan won 3rd (44:14:07).

In the Men’s 100mi, AURA member Nigel Hill from Bullengarook, Vic won the top gong after completing the ultra distance in a whopping 25:26:49. Oowan Davies claimed 2nd (26:51:06) and Matthew Gore won 3rd (27:24:50).

Congratulations to all our AURA members who ran in the 100miler, including Matthew Schubert (37:58:26), Jonathan Ennis-King (IWF 41:42hrs), Ken Schack-Evans (IWF 42:03hrs) and Jon Cooper (IWF 42:13hrs).

The 50mi event saw 23 women (8 Finishers, 11 IW Finishers and 4 DNFs) and 41 men race (23 Finishers, 13 IW Finishers and 5 DNFs) – a total of 64.

In the Women’s 50mi, podium finishers were Nicole Paton (14:05:21), Sheryn Deane (16:17:49) and Kate Macmunn (16:38:11).

In the Men’s 50mi, AURA’s Tom Dade from Mt Martha, Vic took the top spot to claim 1st Male after completing the event in 12:14:54. Ben Burgess won 2nd (12:20:22) and Chris Mcauliffe won 3rd (12:45:14).

Well done to all our AURA members who ran in the 50mi, including Andrew Bainbridge (15:16:33), Shiree Yap(18:19:54), Ron Singh (19:21:40), David Bennie (IWF 16:01hrs) and Ben Weule (IWF 17:25hrs).

The 56km event saw a total of 100 runners – 31 women (28 Finishers, 3 DNFs) and 69 men (66 Finishers, 3 DNFs).

Top finishers in the Women’s 56km were Shivonne Sieber (7:16:20), Jasmine Vollmer (8:02:11) and Stephanie Radford (9:06:55).

In the Men’s 56km, Joseph Dorph won 1st (6:29:47) whilst AURA’s very own Ryan Lowe from Macmasters Beach, NSW took 2nd Male with a total time of 6:46:14. Cyrille Mulsand took 3rd (6:49:51).

Congratulations to all AURA members in the 56km, including James Sieber (6:51:09), Michel Haenggi (7:50:02), Jamey Pemmelaar (7:52:05), Craig Deakin (9:25:19), Nadya Caminer (13:37:35) and Alexandra Noon (14:51:16).

For the full list of results, click here.


Hysterical Carnage Backyard Ultra in SA was held from 11-13 November in SA, but unfortunately weather conditions changed the potential outcome – a massive front cast itself in the skies above Loxton and race directors were forced to make the hard decision to stop the event after lap 30 for the safety of all involved.

This means that for 2022 there was no last person standing/winner – however everyone still put in a spectacular effort, including all our AURA members who ran until they were told to stop: Jen Millum (30 laps), Kevin Muller (30 laps), Kevin Matthews (27 laps), Shaun Kaesler (18 laps), Gabe Alves (15 laps), Nancy Williams (15 laps), Jason Kell (11 laps), Tamas Lorincz (11 laps) and Michael Smail (7 laps).

According to AURA’s Kevin Matthews, ‘lap 26 was the downpour from hell.’ To provide an idea on what conditions were like, he pulled the pin on lap 28 – which was just as well because lap 30 was when the storm really came in.

“Thunder and lightning right above us – and I mean right above us!” he recaps.

“I’ve never heard anything like it, it was so incredibly close. Five runners completed lap 30 but race director Shaun Kaesler made the right decision in stopping the event because there was another front on its way.

“That hit us about two hours later with the same anger; it was bad, and no way could anyone have safely continued. Everybody in Loxton agreed it was a once in a lifetime storm and they had one month’s rain in just afternoon apparently! No one in Loxton had seen a storm like it – remember, it’s meant to be dry and hot this time of year.” 

For a full list of 2022 results, click here.


The Stromlo Running Festival in the ACT was held from 19-20 November with the most ideal weather and conditions, and on offer were a number of distances for beginners through to experienced – 2.5km, 10km, 30km and 50km.

An amazing 147 runners crossed the finish line in the 50km – 35 women, 112 men.

In the Women’s 50km, results saw podium finishers for Amelia Kerr (4:46:02), Cecily Reid (4:46:59) and Jordan Maki-Richards (4:54:00).

In the Men’s 50km, top spots went to Matthew Robbie (3:50:16) for 1st and AURA’s Michael Daly from Queanbeyan, NSW who secured himself 2nd Male with a finishing time of 3:54:45. Christopher Bradley won 3rd (4:13:46).

Congratulations to all of our members who ran in the Stromlo 50km, including Gretchen Smith (5:32:58), David Campbell (5:40:14), Kerrie Bremner (5:55:06) and Debbie Maher (5:59:52).

For the full list of results which includes the 50km, 30km 10km and 2.5km, click here.

By Simone Hayes

Over the weekend I attended the new Athletics Australia Level 3 Trail & Ultra coaching course in Katoomba, NSW. It was facilitated by AURA member and elite ultra runner Kellie Emmerson, along with Jordan Anderson from AA and Anne Marie Cook.

This course has been a few years in the making as there has been a gap in available courses within AA offering anything beyond Track and Field and up to marathon distance. This course was designed to be specifically for trail and ultra distance coaches.

Participants had a range of knowledge and experience, from beginner coaches up to those with 20+ years and sports science backgrounds so there was some great content and more importantly, great discussions around our sport, its huge growth and how we can help ultra runners start or excel in the sport. It was great to bounce ideas off each other and share training methods and approaches. 

Being a new course I’m sure the facilitators came away with more ideas to add to the program after input from so much experience in the room – it was a great two days talking running with like-minded people, participating in practical sessions and just creating great networks in the industry . Not one person rolled their eyes when the subject of running came up – unlike other parties you may attend!

If you are a new and upcoming coach, or someone that wants to expand their knowledge and obtain formal qualifications head over to the Athletics Australia website and stay in touch to find out when the next course will be offered in 2023. You must, however, be a registered AA coach with previous Level 1 & 2 coaching accreditation to attend. 

Click here for more details at AA, or here for Athletics NSW.  


Rounding off the month of November is the Blue Goat Backyard in NSW from 26-27 November, the well-known and highly anticipated Coast to Kosci in NSW from 2-4 December, Bruny Island 64k Ultra in Tas on 3 December, GoodRunnings 6/12 in SA from 3-4 December, and the Fisiocrem GC50 in Qld on 4 December which will double as the Australian 50km Championships.

With that said, the rest of December will be here next week already! The Narrabeen All Nighter from 10-11 December in NSW and the 6 Inch Trail Marathon in WA on 18 December.

Pictured: Lap 24 runners at the 2022 Hysterical Carnage, a few laps before a decision was made to stop the race due to weather conditions. Photograph – FB/Supplied.