The AURA website at http://www.aura.asn.au/ continues to be a good source of information for all things Ultrarunning in Australia.
Here is some of the latest news:
|14 May…..the IAU world 24 hour champs, held in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France saw the continuing rise of 24 hour running by Australians with the women’s team collecting a podium finish for the first time ever.
Heartiest congratulations to the Emus, their crews and Team Manager, Robert Boyce.
|13 May…Gold Coast 50km scheduled for 13 June has been awarded the status of selection race for the IAU trophy race to be held in Galway, Ireland on 29 August. The first male and first female will gain automatic selection in the final and airfares and accommodation will be largely if not fully funded by the race organisers. More information.
13 May…..date for GOW 100/100 confirmed as 16-17 October
13 May…..inaugural Kep track ultra 100/75 scheduled for 6 June likely to have 30-35 starters
|11 May….Wilsons Prom events held on 1 May attracted record turnout of 30 runners. The 100 km event was won by Andrew Hewat and Chris Beard who finished together in 13:25; the 80km was won by Richard McCormick in 12:37 with Michelled Donnelly the first female in 14:46.|
|10 May….. 100% completion rate in what will be the last Bananacoast Ultra – we had two starters who both ran the full 83 kms. Cheryl Symons announced herself as a very definite ‘one to watch’ with a sub 9hours – 8.57.17 (only Angie Cotterill/Grattan has gone faster among the ladies on this course). Cheryl was first to finish but the first ‘bloke’, Graeme Kirkpatrick was pretty happy with his 9.40.09.
Well done to Steel Beveridge who has organised this race for the last 23 years. Changed road conditions and heavier traffic have led to its declining popularity.
5 May…..Wild Endurance 100 won by ‘Grass is Greener’ in 13:14:00, comprising Darrel Robins, Craig Nealon, Gareth Parker, Andrew Vize