Martin Fryer

24 Hour Team Coach / Manager: Martin Fryer Appointed

AURA has appointed Martin Fryer to the position of Team Coach / Manager of the 2019 Australian 24 Hour team (both male and female) attending the IAU World Championships in Albi France 26th –27th October 2019. The appointment will see Martin overseeing the preparations of the team in a mentoring role both before the championships and at the event.

This is the first time this position has been put in place for an Australian team and is viewed as a trial which if successful could see similar appointments made for certain Australian teams for 2020 and beyond.

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Kilted To Kick Cancer - KTKC

CBR.48HR is the National 48hr Championship Event

Once again in 2019 the CBR.48hr has been announced as the National 48hr Championship Event along with gaining the IAU Silver Label accreditation for 2019 too.

CBR.48hr Silver IAU Label 2018

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Kilted to Kick Cancer - Michael Milton breaks World Record Fastest 5km on Crutches

Paralympian Michael Milton breaks World Record

Six-time Paralympic Games gold medallist Michael Milton has added a third world record to his glistening resume for a cause close to his heart.

The 44-year-old cancer survivor completed the world’s fastest five kilometre run on crutches in 32:13.69 at the AIS track on Friday afternoon.

Click here to read the full story on the Canberra Times website

Kicking Cancer in a Kilt - David Attrill - The Western Weekender 9-3-2018

Kicking Cancer in a Kilt

He is the man from Castlereagh in a kilt with a message. And there is nothing more that David Attrill likes – besides the breeze of course – than when people ask him why he’s chosen to wear a kilt.

Kilted to Kick Cancer is where people wear kilts, so when people ask why we are wearing it, we are able to bring up the topic of prostate cancer,” he said. It’s a way of creating awareness for prostate cancer.” According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, it is estimated that 3,500 males will die from prostate cancer this year alone.

For Mr Attrill, it was a personal reason that inspired him to participate in the upcoming CBR48HR race, where he will walk to raise money for prostate cancer.

Click here to read the whole story of Kicking Cancer in a Kilt – David Attrill – The Western Weekender 9-3-2018

Credits: The Western Weekender
Photo: Melinda Jane
Raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia

Sisters walk for important cause


TWO-DAY WALK: Linda and Heather Christison walked for 48 hours recently to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.

Linda and Heather Christison walked in the Canberra 48 Hour Race to raise money for the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia. Read more

2016 CBR.48hr Endurance Race Champions

Australia’s Best 24 Hour Runners on Show at CBR48Hr

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

CBR.48hr Official 2017 AURA 48hr Australian Championship Event

AURA Announces CBR.48hr as Official 48hr Australian Championship Event


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



Media – North Shore Times

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