Cradle Mountain Run, Tas

The 80km Cradle Mountain Run was held on Saturday (Feb 1), giving participants an opportunity to traverse Tasmania’s famous Cradle Mountain all the way to Lake St Clair Overland Track.

Podium finishers in the men’s event were Matthew Crehan who took 1st Male in 8:23:05 whilst AURA member Damon Whish-Wilson from Springfield, Tas took 2nd Male, crossing the finish line just 27:39 behind Crehan in a total time of 8:50:44. Greg Wyers took 3rd in 9:23:53.

For the women’s division, Emma Flittner held on to the lead with 8:43:46, whilst AURA’s own Amy Lamprecht claimed 2nd Female in 9:28:48. Joanna Sinclair took 3rd in 10:34:25.

Congratulations to all our members who raced in the Cradle Mountain Run including Gill Fowler (10:38:26), John Cannell (10:39:47), Rob Bele (12:36:17), Katherine Macmillan (14:00:15) and Andrew Hewat (14:47:16).

For a full list of results, click here.

International Events

AURA’s very own Stephen Redfern from Engadine, NSW raced in the Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge which was held the weekend of January 25 and 26. The race requires all participants to be self-sufficient, and cover four courses in as much time as possible – each runner is responsible for their own transport between courses, which may include a car with driver, taxi and/or ferry.

Redfern completed the four trails – the first was a 100km trail, the second a 78km, the third a 50km and the fourth a 70km trail – and claimed 2nd Finisher in 54 hours 46 minutes.

He also claimed the fastest time from a non-Hong Kong based runner.

After speaking with Redfern earlier this week, he is currently still in recovery mode and grateful for everyone’s support and congratulations.

Coming Up

The next races on the AURA-listed calendar of events will be held later in the month, and include the second annual Delirious W.E.S.T which starts in Northcliffe, WA and gives participants a chance to race 200 miles in the state’s south west and great southern regions. It is run almost entirely on the Bibbulmun Track and those entered have from 19 February (Wednesday) to Sunday (23 February) 3pm to make their way to the finish line.

Also featured later this month is the Lark Hill Dusk to Dawn Ultra in Port Kennedy, WA where participants race along a GPS-measured 3km limestone loop course under the moon and stars to complete 25km (8 laps), 50km (17 laps) or 100km (34 laps).

Race Reports

We love reading your experiences about the events you have entered, from those who run all across the world to those who run in local events. Send through your race reports for the next edition of Ultramag to along with your photos to be included for February.

Pictured: Stephen Redfern in the Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge. Photograph – Viola Shum.