Brisbane Valley Trail Ultra, Qld
Tower Trail Run, SA

Brisbane Valley Trail Ultra

The Brisbane Valley Trail Ultra was held over the weekend along the length of the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail from Brassal to Yarraman in the north west of Qld. Known to be a challenge to distance runners, it’s one of the ultimate races for ultra runners.

In the 100 mile, a big congratulations goes out to Jason West from Sheldon, Qld who came in 1st Male with a time of 17:20:14. Not far behind him was Greg Ponych from Wishart, Qld who took to the podium with 3rd Male and a finish time of 19:01:03.

Congratulations also goes to Kerry Clapham who completed the distance in 27:54:35.

In the 200 mile there were nine starters but only three finishers.

Two out of those three were AURA members.

Well done must go to Lisa Spink from Maroochydore, Qld who claimed 1st Female and a time of 57:25:15, and Kris Ryan from Pacific Pines, Qld who took 2nd Female in 59:25:07.

Tower Trail Run

The Tower Trail Run was also held over the weekend, starting Sunday, June 23, and gave participants a chance to take in the sights of the Blue Lake and an abundance of other scenic locations including Mt Gambier’s iconic Centenary Tower.

The event offered a 56kms distance for ultra runners and it was AURA’s John Csongei from Aberfoyle Park, SA who took glory as 1st Male with a finish time of 5:09:33.

Congratulations also goes to Dej Jamieson (6:13:21), Graham Tottey (6:47:25), Tony O’Connell (6:57:28) and Steve Langdon (8:31:27).

The next events on the AURA calendar include Wild Goose Chase in Avon Valley, WA starting this Friday, June 28 and then the Brisbane Trail Ultra in Brisbane, Qld on July 6.

Pictured: Tower Trail 56km male winners 3rd Place finisher Zachary Nowell, 1st Place AURA member John Csongei, and 2nd Place male Jarrad Browne. Photograph – Facebook.