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I don’t think there were any other races on this weekend, but I could be wrong. And if the number of Facebook selfies wasn’t enough to tell you, then a little known race was on this weekend up in the Read More ...

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Following our 100km preview yesterday, today it’s the turn of the 50km and a brief overview of the 22km race contenders too. Enjoy! Women’s 50km Preview The 50k female field is headlined by Lucy Bartholomew and several other local runners Read More ...

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The biggest ultra trail running event in Australia kicks off this week. More than 4,000 runners will descend upon Katoomba in the Blue Mountains to tackle one of several distances on offer, including the mainstay 100k event. There are also Read More ...

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Another action-packed weekend of racing with racing in Victoria, South Australia and over in Western Australia too. Plus, we look at the Hoka Project Carbon X attempt to break the world 100km record, and maybe a few others along the Read More ...

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OK, I know it’s Tuesday, but hey, we’ve still got some races to cover from the weekend. Plus yesterday was my first day of being truly self-employed, so I’ve got an excuse! We’ve got races to report on from all Read More ...

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Another hectic weekend of running with two extremes in terms of some pure mountain running in Bright and the ‘flatlanders’ in Coberg and Canberra. And, while there were only a few races taking places, there’s plenty to report on within Read More ...

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ANZ Ultra News Australian Races Latest News Buffalo Stampede Canberra marathon Coburg 24

Well folks it is that time of the year again when runners descend upon the Victorian Alps to grab the Buffalo by the horns and having taken part in the event several times myself I can definitely say it is Read More ...

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First, my apologies to race directors and readers for the lack of preview last week ahead of these races. ‘Real work’ smashed me to bits, so whatever time was left was spent sleeping! But where I can’t preview, I can Read More ...

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Another action-packed weekend of fun. The Canberra 48/24/12/6 hour track races, where the 48hrs also fronted as the National championships. Some very familiar faces taking to the 400m track for the fourth running of this event. Headlining, as he has Read More ...

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This weekend just gone saw one of the biggest trail marathons (or ultras, or whatever you want to call it), the Six Foot Track marathon (45kms) in the Blue Mountains. With a highly competitive field across both mens and ladies, Read More ...

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Yesterday we previewed the 6ft track women’s race, now today it’s the turn of the men. As usual, there’s a highly competitive pointy end. The winner from the last two years, Vlad Shatrov leads the charge again.  Come Saturday he Read More ...

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Six Foot Track is upon us again, one of the most competitive trail ultras (45km), in Australia. While the men will get their chance in a day or two, today we feature the women. And, as per usual there’s a Read More ...

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ANZ Ultra News Australian Races Latest News Gemma Jenkins Six Foot Track Steph Auston

After a rather hectic (real work) week last week, its back to normal service this week. Apologies for any lack of previews for the above races last week, time simply did not permit me to even sneeze, let alone write Read More ...

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ANZ Ultra News Australian Races Latest News Delirious WEST 200 miler old ghost ultra rollercoaster run

After the excitement of Tarawera last weekend, we stay in New Zealand for another very popular race. The Shotover Moonlight series of races features a marathon and a number of other shorter events too, including a 30km. The course Starting Read More ...

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Post Tarawera, Hoka guru Roger Hanney was at the scene, seeing the action unfolding between two big superstars of US running, Camille Herron and Jeff Browning. Here he describes how the day unfolded and the immense battle between the two. Read More ...

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This weekend saw a rather huge weekend of racing over at the Tarawera ultras, which included races over 50km, 102km and the big one, the miler. While over in Hong Kong was the Hong Kong Four Trails Ultra Challenge. Tarawera Read More ...

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We spread out wings beyond our fair shoreline as the week starts with round-ups from the 9 Dragons 50/50 ultra over in Hong Kong. But begin our look at the weekend’s racing with a the latest from the Cradle Mountain Read More ...

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The Tarawera Ultramarathon is back for its 11th edition. It is incredible to see how this event has grown over the years. Not only as a world-class event, but also an incredible exhibition of New Zealand culture and hospitality.  The Read More ...

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Despite being the long weekend here in Australia, there was plenty of racing to get stuck into with a variety of races, distances and terrain.

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Maintaining standard practice for making major purchase announcements two weeks prior to the race taking place, (not to mentioned adding to the stress of the RD, which is already on high alert!). The Ironman/ Tarawera guys announced this morning that Read More ...

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If you caught our Two Bays preview last week, you’ll have noticed a pretty shit hot field lining up. and, well the race didn’t disappoint with two stellar performances in both the mens and women’s races. Two Bays results In Read More ...

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ANZ Ultra News Australian Races Latest News Ash Watson Six Foot Track Steph Auston Two Bays

This weekend sees the running of the highly competitive Two Bays Ultra (56km) and the 28km version too. Read our preview to see who's in with a shout of winning this year.

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It’s taken me months, but finally towards the end of last week, Ultra168 managed to secure an interview with the illusive organisers of the world’s most mysterious race, Crush the Cargill. You may or may not have seen the series Read More ...

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Towards the end of last week, the Australian ultra running world was about as up in arms as it could be. Up in the Victorian Alps, winter descended upon the Alpine Challenge course. This left many wondering if the race Read More ...

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Following our 100 miler preview yesterday, today the Alpine Challenge 100km race take centre stage, where we find out who’s going to push for line honours. Unfortunately time has gotten away from me for the 0km, so apologies in advance Read More ...

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As we wind our way towards the end of the year, there’s a few final races to cover before we sink our mouths into the festive season. First up is the Alpine Challenge, which this year sees record numbers of Read More ...

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The ultra racing this weekend took place south of the NSW border, with Victoria and South Australia hosting three events between them. First up, the Ned Kelly chase. It’s a slightly different format of runners chasing each other down to Read More ...

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This weekend saw the Blackall 100 take centre stage, one of the few select races to be a Western States qualifier too, if that’s your type of thing! For the first time in a few years, the neither the heat Read More ...

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This weekend just gone saw two major races in the calendar, the Hume and Hovell Ultras as well as the rather wonderful Great Ocean Walk 100. Beginning with the Hume and Hovell and some cracking performances across all the major Read More ...

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This weekend sees one of the most scenic races on the running calendar taking place, the Great Ocean Walk 100km. Having run this one a few times, I can attest to how wonderful a race it is. I would encourage Read More ...

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ANZ Ultra News Australian Races Latest News GOW 100 Great Ocean walk 100

Down in wonderful South Australia, Adelaide hosted the first six day ultra in God knows how long (will need to check with the statos to see when the last one was). Regardless, kudos to Ben Hockings and his team from Read More ...

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ANZ Ultra News Australian Races Latest News Adelaide 6 day Sri Chinmoy 105

Last week, we featured a preview of Australia’s first 200 mile event, the Nerang 200, which you can read here. Today we feature the Nerang 100 mile field, which while small is perfectly formed. Here’s the low down on the Read More ...

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There was plenty of racing happening this past weekend, with three big ultras across three different States. Over in Western Australia, the WTF 100 & 50 milers took place with some big runs in both female and male races. Here Read More ...

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The race with the best name in Australia, the WTF (Waterous Trail on Foot) over in WA gets underway this weekend. RD, Dave Kennedy shares his thoughts.

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This weekend, one of Australia’s toughest ultras takes place, the Hounslow Classic. There are two races, the 68km ultra and the 21km ‘half’. Our attention today focuses on the big Daddy of the two races, the ultra. The ladies Hounslow Read More ...

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The Nerang 200 miler will be the first race in Australia held over this distance, taking place next weekend. With a number of 200 milers springing up in the US, interest in these events is growing.

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One of the biggest 100km races in Australia kicks off this weekend down on the Surf Coast. Read our preview to find out who the contenders are.

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A little late, but better than never. At least I’ve got the excuse of trying to recover from my own 100 miler as the reason for not quite getting round to a recap of events this weekend just gone. We’ll Read More ...

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ANZ Ultra News Australian Races Latest News Glasshouse 100s GNW Ultras Tahoe 200 Tor des Geants

Yesterday we took our fingers to the keyboard to give you the GNW 100 mile preview. Today’s it’s the turn of the other races, including the 100km, 50 mile and 50kms – the two new kids on the block. First Read More ...

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The coming weeks will see a plethora of racing in Australia and we kick off with what I regard as the ‘classic Aussie bush race’ the Great North Walk Ultras. Renamed to account for a couple of new races added Read More ...

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In just under a month's time, Australia's first 200 mile event, the Nerang 200 will kick off up on the Gold Coast, featuring eight 25km loops. Read more.

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Catch up on all the results from the recent Run Larapinta Stage Race that took place on the stunning Larapinta Trail in the Northern Territory.

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Runners from across Australia and overseas are gearing up for the 2018 Run Larapinta Stage Race, a four-day, four-stage trail running race along the most spectacular sections of the Larapinta Trail near Alice Springs in the Northern Territory. All the Read More ...

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This weekend saw the fourth running of the Berry Long Run, in what looked initially to be some rather wet and windy weather. Indeed, the drive up from Melbourne at 5:30am race morning didn’t bode well as the rain lashed Read More ...

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This weekend sees the running of the Berry Long Run, which had its first unofficial running on August 15, 2014, when three runners set out to raise money for Berry Street. There was some getting lost, some bush-bashing and some injury, Read More ...

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Lots of racing to catch up on over the weekend and the Internet was burning with armchair warriors, all offering their two cents as to whether Hardrock race leader Xavier Thevenard should have been DQ’ed for taking aid outside of Read More ...

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A legend in his own backyard (and mine), Grant Guise, a Kiwi runner of standard stock recently made the trip over to our fair island to take up the challenge of the Wild Goose Chase over in Western Australia. And when Read More ...

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It was a weekend of big racing with the likes of Western States 100, Ultra Trail Lavaredo and if you didn’t know, the 20-year-old men’s 100km world record was broken in Japan this weekend as well! Starting off with the Read More ...

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Held on a very popular cycling route, the Brisbane Valley Rail Trail has it's own ultra and the 100 miler bills itself as the fastest in Australia.

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Better late than never, here's a round-up of some of the big races that took place over the weekend just gone, including Comrades and the Mount Difficulty Ascent.

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