Australia’s gathering of trail runners and race directors with lectures, forums and workshops on trail and ultra topics. Blue Mountains, NSW. 17-18 May 2017

Race Director’s Day

Wednesday 17 May 2017

This is Australia’s major gathering of Trail and Ultra RDs. The program is structured to be inclusive and sharing with opportunities for all RDs to contribute and there will be with master-classes in some of the elements needed to run a successful and safe event.

Newer RDs will be exposed to a lot of the structural “back end” aspects of being a RD and will have opportunities to learn from the more experienced people in the room.

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Runner’s Day

Thursday 18 May 2017

The program is structured around a mix of lectures, panel discussions and forums. Our experts will impart their wisdom and will be accessible for questions and follow up discussions.

Runners will find the day stimulating, busy and thought provoking.

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Conference Speakers

A world-class line up of trail and ultra experts…

  • Tom Landon-Smith

    Tom Landon-Smith

    Tom was on the Australian Cross Country Ski Team from 1988 to 1994. He represented Australia at three world championships in Finland (1989), Italy (1991) and Sweden (1993); three World …

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  • Andy Dubois

    Andy Dubois

    Andy DuBois is Director of Mile 27, a specialist training company that provides coaching to ultra runners. His services include running and strength and conditioning programs, advice on nutrition and …

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  • Brendan Davies

    Brendan Davies

    Based in the Blue Mountains just outside of Sydney, Brendan is one of Australia’s most successful and versatile endurance runners. He has a passion for running trails and road, over …

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  • Hanny Allston

    Hanny Allston

    Hanny is Tasmanian born and has achieved at the elite level in a range of running sports including orienteering, marathon, mountain, road and distance track running. Hanny was the only …

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  • Dr Marty Hoffman,  MD, FACSM, FAWM

    Dr Marty Hoffman, MD, FACSM, FAWM

    Dr Marty Hoffman is Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the University of California Davis, Chief of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the VA Northern California Health Care System, …

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  • Jo Brischetto

    Jo Brischetto

    Jo started running later than most but quickly produced elite level performances including second female placings in both The North Face 100 (2013) and 50 (2014), first female in the …

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  • Alina McMaster

    Alina McMaster

    Alina was an international level cross country skier and member of the Australian Ski Team from 1989 to 1994, she was in the World Cup Series 1992 to 1994 and …

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  • Andy Hewat

    Andy Hewat

    Andy’s first ultra was Bogong to Hotham in 1999. He DNF’d that first time but returned to eventually finish it three times. He loved the race so much that when …

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  • Sean Greenhill

    Sean Greenhill

    Sean has a been a stalwart of the trail running community even before it was regarded as a separate category of running. He’s completed 16 Six Foot Track Marathons, was …

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Conference News

What’s happening in trail running and ultra events…

Conference Venue

CMS – Katoomba,  New South Wales,  Australia

Located adjacent to The North Face 100 Finish line at Scenic World on the corner of Violet Street & Cliff Drive, Katoomba, NSW.
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