No Time To Die, SA
Surf Coast Century, Vic
We had two stand-out events held over the past weekend, with many watching online for updates and live videos on the socials. So as always, because there are so many names to check against, if you find any discrepancies at all with your timed result, or have noticed a name missing, please email email@example.com with the information required.
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NO TIME TO DIE FRONTYARD ULTRA
Kicking off on Friday, 16 September in Adelaide, SA the No Time To Die Frontyard Ultra is one of the newest frontyards to join the calendar.
AURA’s Kevin Matthews from Perth, WA secured himself the title of last one standing, walking away after a total of 221.298km (33 laps) whilst Rebecca Beumer claimed the Assist with 214.592km and also Last (or 1st) Female.
Congratulations to all our AURA members who ran at the No Time To Die Frontyard Ultra, and put on stellar performances, including Jen Millum (194.474km), Donna Urquhart (174.356km), Michael Smail (167.650km), Margie Hadley (160.944km), Darren Linney (114.002km), Geoffrey Langhans (100.590km) and Nicola Wright(67.060km).
SURF COAST CENTURY
The Surf Coast Century was also held last weekend on Saturday, 17 September in Anglesea, Vic, and offered a 100km and 50km distance.
Kicking off with the Men’s 100km, AURA member Joshua Chugg from Hamilton Hill, WA took the lead and finished in 1st Male placing with a time of 8:43:33. Second Male went to Zackary Beasley (9:15:03) and 3rd Male was won by Ross Hopkins (9:16:17).
In the Women’s 100km, Nicole Virant took the top spot with 10:25:31, followed by Kate Cush (10:42:42) and Sarah Hedger (10:53:08).
Well done to the collective of AURA members who raced in the 100km, including Tom Dade (9:33:17 and 4th Male), Mak Sawa (12:36:21), Jenny Morris (13:05:21), Jonathan Cooper (13:41:23), Mick Duyvestyn (13:58:56), Richard McCormick (14:35:14), Geoff Quinton (14:39:07), Jonathan Ennis-King (14:55:34), Stuart Hughes (15:06:39), Chris Perrit (15:30:13), Zoe Kirman (17:20:08) and Diane Breant (18:49:17).
There was a total of 205 finishers in the 100km.
In the Women’s 50km it was AURA’s Meghann Coffey from Hillarys, WA who took the crown and 1st Female with a speedy time of 4:37:19. In 2nd was Natalie Palmer (5:16:10) and 3rd was Amy Payne (5:18:16)
In the Men’s 50km, top podium spots went to Steve Buchanan (3:56:44), Daniel Caswell (4:19:08) and Stephen Natoli (4:27:01).
Congratulations to all our AURA members in their 50km races, including Wendy Lines (7:05:11) and Clifford Jones (8:22:27). The 50km event saw 298 finishers.
The last weekend of the month, this weekend, will see WTF down south in WA at Dwellingup (24-25 Sept) and the Yurrebilla 56k in Athelstone, SA on 25 Sept.
Then in October, 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: Kevin Matthews at the 2022 No Time To Die Frontyard Ultra. Photograph – Supplied/Facebook.