BottleButt Bash Trail Run, NSW
Plus more!

The running of the BottleButt Bash Trail Run was held on 22 August in Herons Creek, NSW along and through the Burrawan State Forest with stunning tracks and trails.

The Old BottleButt tree is the main feature, with race directors wanting to share the magic of the area with everyone – hence the race and distance options of a 10km, 21km and 42km.

In the 42km category, top 3 spots for the men went to Josh Hockley (3:24:58), Nathan Robins (3:40:30) and Paul Wood (3:44:28) whilst for the women podium finishes were claimed by Emma-Leigh Heighway (4:11:37), Jennifer Hynes (4:19:39) and Kelly Glanville 4:41:18).

Congratulations to all our AURA members who participated in the BottleButt Bash Trail Run including Sinclair Park (4:06:48), Akira Suzuki (4:49:02) and David Bennie (5:10:31).

IAU 6hr Virtual Global Solidarity Run

This weekend is the IAU’s 6hr Virtual Global Solidarity Run, whereby all runners participating will have two days to complete their virtual run.

In case you missed it in the last report, the Aussie women’s team include Cassie Smith (Qld), Julia Mackay (WA), Emma Luscombe (WA), Harmony Waite (WA), Amelia Griffith (Vic), Donna Urquhart (Vic), Karen Mickle (Vic), Heather Hawkins (NSW) and Kristen Brace (NSW).

For the men’s team it will be Clay Dawson (Qld), Dan Simonds (Qld), Barry Loveday (Qld), Matthew Eckford (Qld), Jeremy Rankin (ACT), Patrick O’Leary (Vic), Greg Wilson (Vic), Joe Ward (NSW) and Stephen Redfern (NSW).

Coming up

The Salming Bibra Lake Running Festival is being held this Sunday, 30 August in Bibra Lake, WA whereby runners have been offered a 50km option along a flat and fast course. This year, the event will feature some time pacers in the marathon distance with Phil Gore pacing for 3hr time chasers, Chris Martin and Jerry Peters for 3.30hr chasers, AURA’s Rob Collins for 4hr chasers, and Steven Sims for 5hr. AURA members running in the 50km (at time of writing) include Barbara Fieberg, Amy Glen, Margie Hadley and Joshua Kuhn whilst we also have AURA members participating in the marathon – Jacqueline Kellerman, Kevin Matthews and Jon Pendse. Happy running to everyone!

Also this weekend on 30 August will be the Antsy for Anstey 62km trail run in Vista, SA. The event itself supports Women’s Safety Services SA and Northern Adelaide Domestic Violence Services, helping local women and children rise above domestic abuse.

Not to be outdone, a third AURA-listed event is on the cards for Sunday – the Kuranda to Port Douglas Ultra, offering participants a 64km trail distance in Qld. For all the latest details about the race, including information on the correct snake bite bandages to carry and where all the checkpoints are, head to their Facebook page.


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Photograph – Coastal Track and Trail Runners/Cooper Williams and Rob Lloyd.