Blue Goat Backyard, NSW
Upcoming Events
2023 Calendar

Our end-of-year edition of Ultramag will be coming out in mid-December and we want your stories! Race reports, race director wrap-ups, story ideas/pitches, tips and advice from coaches – we want it all to make it our biggest edition of the year! Please consider putting fingers-to-keyboard and emailing us your experiences. They don’t have to be about AURA listed events either. So long as you’re an AURA member, we want to hear all about it! Email to get into our November-December bumper edition.


The Blue Goat Backyard Ultra, hosted by AAA Racing, was held the weekend of 26-27 November in Mt Victoria, NSW. Available to run was an LOS event, Marathon, Half Marathon, Fun Run and Kids Race.

There were 13 runners in the LOS race – all male entrants, and the winner of the event was Robert Phillpott who completed 18 laps. The Assist was awarded to Jem Rooney.

In the Marathon, a total of 19 runners hit the startline – 14 finishers (11 Men, 3 Women) and 5 DNFs.

In the Men’s Marathon, Adamo Traini took 1st Male (4:33:33) whilst AURA member Scott Heckmann from Kellyville Ridge, NSW secured himself 2nd Male after a finishing time of 5:16:00. Tim Fuller won 3rd (5:20:30).

In the Women’s Marathon, podium positions went to Leigh Hawkes (5:38:27), Natasha Harper (6:40:35) and Cheryl Kiernan (7:07:15).

Congratulations to AURA’s David Campbell from Sydney who completed the Marathon in 6:18:51.

For a full list of results, click here.


The well-known and highly anticipated Coast to Kosci in NSW starts this week 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.


It’s with so much excitement that we announce the 2023 AURA-listed calendar of events is live on our website! The AURA Committee has been working hard throughout 2022 with race directors across Australia to bring you the very best ultra running events for the new year, but keep an eye on the calendar and our FB group page for continuous additions.

Head here for all the events so you can plan 2023!

Pictured: 8 runners left heading into Lap 8 of the Blue Goat Backyard. Photograph – Supplied/FB.