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Thursday, 20 July 2023

Wednesday, 5 July 2023

Update from the Webmaster - July 2023

 Afternoon Everyone

I haven't forgotten this website.  It is important that the history of the sport gets remembered in Australia and across the globe.

With so much happening in the sport will be an ongoing task when I do.

But due to other exciting things happening in my life, it will be a while, before Im back in the groove here.

Thanks for the understanding.


PS -  A shout out to Greg Wilson,  Veteran and very accomplished Ultrarunner who has been  busy writing Cliffy's records in the past 12 months!  All good for the sport!

Wednesday, 14 December 2022

Photos from Adelaide 24hr - 1997


Australian 6 Day Race - 2023

 The Australian 6 Day Ultra is an iconic Ultra Marathon Festival held at Thorndon Park, located in the suburb of Paradise, 20 km north east of Adelaide in South Australia. It is a scenic public reservoir shared with native koalas, bin chickens and local walkers! This is an event full of rich history that you will see you walk away stronger, both mentally and physically and with amazing friendships formed that will last a lifetime.

The event originated in Colac Victoria, where the first Australian 6 Day track race was staged in 1984 around Memorial Square. Now known as the Cliff Young 


Running Track, it was the site of many great battles and distances covered over the years.

In 2005 Yiannis Kouros set the 6 Day track world record of 1,038.851 km which remains to this day.

In 2018 the event was brought to South Australia by Sarah Barnett and Ben Hockings and has since become the most loved multi day ultra in Australia

Now incorporating 72, 48 and 24 hr sub events, there is certainly something here to test you all

Want to know more

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Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Adelaide 6 Day Race - October 2022

 Not exactly Ultra history, but its important that the rich history of 6 Day racing in Australia continues.

Adelaide in October 2022

Monday, 25 February 2019

Ron Bentley - RIP

RIP Ron Bentley - Former World Record Holder, Comrades Marathon Team Winner & Tipton Harriers Legend
Tipton Harriers are deeply saddened to report the death of Ron Bentley at the age of 88 after a long illness.

Ron was a former holder of the 24 Hour World Record, accomplished ultra distance runner and was Team Manager for many of Tipton Harriers winning teams over many decades.

A detailed obituary can be found here. (Please feel free to abstract what information you require. Copies of all photos are attached.)

Details of the funeral arrangements will be posted on the club website in due course.

Should you wish to relate your memories of Ron please see the following link for how to do so.

Please circulate to all those that may be knew Ron or may be otherwise interested.

Links to the story of his world record may be found here.


Chris Holloway
Tipton Harriers Archivist/Historian