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ULTRAMAG Editorial - September 2000

ULTRAMAG Editorial - September 2000

Written by Kev Cassidy
Well it has finally happened. I have flown solo with this issue, so if there are any complaints or dissatisfaction in any way, blame me!!!! I am expecting several sarcastic "complaints" from supposed "friends"

It is hard to find something to write about when so little seems to happen amongst the Ultra world during the winter months, but over in the US, Bill Thompson of Queensland ran and finished the grueling Hardrock 100 Mile run in Colorado. With a cut off time of 48 hours, Bill finished with plenty of time to spare, an amazing effort in the cold and high altitude for a guy who lives at sea level in the tropics!!! I am hoping to get a report from Bill in the near future.

There are not many local race reports in this issue so apologies in advance for the larger than usual overseas content. One point of note, however, is the Fat Ass series of low key trail events around Sydney. This is a brain wave [if they have brains!!!] from Kevin Tiller and Sean Greenhill.

Once again, a large contingent of Australians made the trip to the Comrades Marathon in South Africa with Tim Sloan and Don Wallace doing particularly well, also performing well were two Australian living South Africans in Richard Jourdain and Rob McConnochie.

In this issue you will find a profile of Shirley Young as interviewed by Tony Rafferty. Shirley is so unassuming and I have no doubt that she is unaware of all the international attention she receives on the web about her incredible world records.

I managed, purely by accident, to find the results from the Australian 100 km Championships in February. It is the same old story of only being able to publish results that are made available rather than being left to search for them.

As always, we are always on the lookout for material for the magazine and photos are also in high demand. If you have anything to report at all, then let us know and it will be published.

If you have Internet access then check out AURAs web page at www.coolrunning.com.au/ultra and also have a look at the ULTRAOZ page that is done by Phil Essam at http://ultraoz.50megs.com

Kevin Cassidy
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