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While being stuck running and walking on a 400m track for a very long time seems to present significant mental and physical obstacles, one of the great aspects is that you get to share your adventure in this little micro-city with a lot of different runners with a wide range of life and running experiences.
A notable feature of the CBR48 races is that new and relatively inexperienced competitors get to share the track with some of the very best track/road runners from Australia (and overseas).
CBR48Hr welcomes the following members of the Australian Men’s and Women’s 24 Hour Teams that are using this event as a great testing ground for their training and racing in preparation for the upcoming World 24 Hour Championships, which will be held on 1 July in Belfast, Ireland:
Australian 24H Men’s Team
- Mick Thwaites – 48 Hour Race
- Kevin Muller – 24 Hour Race
- John Pearson – 12 Hour Race
- Matthew Eckford – 12 Hour Race
- Ewan Horsburgh – 6 Hour Race
Australian 24H Women’s Team
- Nikki Wynd – 48 Hour Race
- Sharon Scholz – 24 Hour Race
- Jodie Oborne – 12 Hour Race
- Nicole Barker – 12 Hour Race
All of these fine athletes are very humble, approachable and knowledgeable and we hope that you can have a chat with them at some stage (before, during or after the event) and also help to encourage their performances during the race and perhaps learn some tips and tricks from them along the way J.
Martin Fryer: High Performance Advisor: Australian 24 Hour Team (The Emus)
6 March 2017
Billy Pearce, Race Director
AURA is very pleased to be able to advise the events successful in securing AURA Australian Championships in 2017.
The Australian Championships next year are as follows:
- 50km – Canberra 50 9th April
- 100km – Gold Coast 100 11th June
- 24 hr – Track Ultra WA 12th-13th August
- 48hr – Canberra 48hr 17th- 19th March
- Short Trail – Yurrebilla SA 24th September
- Long Trail – Blackall QLD 21st October
Link to an Article in the North Shore Times – Jess Baker – 30/3/2016
Ultra-marathon champion sets world standard after running non-stop for 24 hours at CBR.48hr
Link to listing in Australian Centurion Walkers – Centurions.org.au
Link to an Article in The Northern Daily Leader – Warren Wright – 22/3/2016
Link to the AURA website for the CBR.48hr Provisional Results.
Link to an Article in The Age – Sports Section – 18/3/2016
Link to listing in Ultra168.com