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GNW: Sydney to Newcastle FKT 2021

Race Results

Race Results

2021 (Includes Covid Virtual Events)

  • GNW Sydney - Newcastle 270k - 52:36 (FKT)
  • Six Foot Track 45k - 4:52:34 (11th)
  • Mount Solitary Ultra 45k - 6:14:11 (4th)
  • Bay to Bay 12k - 51:15 (4th)
  • Central Coast Century 100k - 13:32 (FKT)

2020 (Includes Covid Virtual Events)

  • Sun Run Cole Classic 7k - 46:36 (182nd - Pacing Mum)
  • Delirious WEST 200 miler 350k - 82:12 (3rd)
  • UTCC 100k - 16:53 (Team effort with Lisa Cahill & Kel Murphy)
  • Pandemic Backyard Ultra 160k - 24:00:00 (LOS/DNF - 2nd)
  • Barkley on Kincumber 44.6k (5 Laps) - 5:35 (1st)
  • Run Against Violence 135k - 19:56
  • Lake Macquarie 6hr Rogaine with Kel Murphy (1st Open Women
  • GNW 50 Mile (Racing Firthy full GNW rules) 80km - 11:51 (Beat Firthy)
  • Metrogaine Rogaine with Kel Murphy, Lisa Cahill, Elizabeth Maughan & Julie Brock (5th Open Women)
  • Rocky Trail Run 21k - 2:22:53 (2nd) 


  • Delirious WEST 200 Miler 350k - 76:39 (2nd)
  • Metrogaine Rogaine 6hr with Kel Murphy & Kirrily Dear - 700 points (5th Open Women)
  • Coastal Ascent 25k - 2:34:31 (16th)
  • Autumngaine Rogaine 12hr with Kel Murphy & Nicole Mealing - 1290 points (1st Open Women)
  • Ultra Trail Australia 100k - 15:21:26 (50th)
  • Nyctophobia Buster Rogain 5hr with Steven McDonald
  • Mirrim Wurnit Back Paddock Ultra 120k - 18:00:00 (LOS/DNF)
  • Lake Macquarie 6hr Rogaine with Elizabeth Maughan - 1210 points (1st Open Women)
  • Elephant Trail 160k - 36:06:56 (1st)
  • GNW 100 Miler 160k - 31:12:36 (1st)
  • Hume & Hovell 160k - 27:55 (1st)
  • Socialgaine Rogaine 6hr with Kel Murphy & Elizabeth Maughan - 1740 points (2nd Open Women)
  • Bouddi Coastal Run 14k - 2:41:08 (235th - Pacing Lisa GK)
  • Central Coast Summer Orienteering Series (Street, Top 6/10 events) - 600/600 (1st)


  • Metrogaine Rogaine 6hr with Kirsten Blake - 2590 points (1st Open Women)
  • Six Foot Track 45k - 4:45:05 (22nd)
  • Jabulani Challenge 45k - 5:54:09 (9th)
  • Minigaine Rogaine 3hr - 1180 points (2nd Open Women)
  • Autumngaine Rogaine 6hr with Simon Pettitt - 590 points (16th Open Mixed)
  • The Great NOSH Footrace 16.4k - 1:31:25 (6th)
  • Raffertys Coastal Run 36k - 3:45:56 (7th)
  • Dungog Ultra Trail 21k - 1:44:37 (2nd)
  • NSW Champs Rogaine 8hr with Kel Murphy - 420 points (1st Open Womens)
  • GNW100 175k - 31:02 (5th)
  • Central Coast 1hr Championships 13.01km (2nd)
  • Hume and Hovell 162.8k - 26:41:38 (1st)
  • Fernleigh 15 15k - 01:23:47 (108th - Pacing the Telligence Run Club)
  • Paddy Pallin Urban Adventure (Teamed up with Mum) - 300 points (6th - Racing Females)
  • Socialgaine Rogaine 8hr with Kirrily Dear - 1330 points (1st Open Women)
  • Central Coast Summer Orienteering Series (Street, Top 6/10 events) - 600/600 (1st)


  • Gone Nuts 50k - 5:13:10 (1st Female - Course Record, 3rd Overall)
  • Jabulani Challenge 45k - 4:47:03 (1st)
  • Ultra Trail Australia 100k - DNF on Furber Steps (Sprained ankle)
  • Rafferty's Coastal Run 22k - 1:58:20 (3rd)
  • Lake Macquarie Rogaine 6hr with Kirsten Ambler - 1130 points (1st Open Womens, 1st Novice)
  • Dungog Dash and Dawdle Half Marathon - 1:48:08 (1st Female, 4th Overall)
  • Bilpin Bush Run 31.45km - 2:43:26 (2nd)
  • Hume and Hovell 162.8k - 26:06:22 (1st female, 5th overall)
  • Fernleigh 15 15k - 1:25:02 (570th overall - Pacing the Telligence Run Club)
  • Bouddi Coastal Run 21k - 2:29:46 (8th)
  • Feral Pig Ultra 163k - 32:13:56 (1st female, 6th overall)
  • Paddy Pallin Urban Adventure (Teamed up with Mum) - 280 points 5:41:36 (6th - Racing Females)
  • Central Coast Summer Orienteering Series (Street, Top 6/10 events) - 574/600 (2nd)






  • Canberra Marathon 42k - 3:52:16 (96th)
  • Bay to Bay 12k - 54:13 (14th)
  • Macleay River Marathon 42k - 3:45:27 (5th)
  • Woodford to Glenbrook 25k - 2:07:27 (22nd)
  • Bumble Hill Burn 6.2k - 34:05 (5th)
  • Tough Mudder Sydney 21k (untimed)
  • The Stampede 5k (untimed)
  • Central Coast Half Marathon 21k - 1:41:05 (25th)


  • Tough Bloke 7k? - 58:31 (167th)
  • Valley Stampede 5k - 34:41 (7th)
  • Bumble Hill Burn 6.2k - 35:35 (2nd)
  • Central Coast Half Marathon 21k - 1:41:50 (22nd)


  • Central Coast Half Marathon 21k - 1:42:31 (19th)


  • San Francisco Half Marathon 21k - 1:51:29 (217th)


  • City2Surf 14k - 1:13:50 (1408th)
  • Sydney Half Marathon 21k - 1:51:46 (462nd)


  • City2Surf 14k - 1:20:35 (1640th)


  • Bay to Bay 12k - 1:04:03 (91st)


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