Achievements

My blind friends Francois Jacobs and Ben Phillips had dreams of running marathons, and they needed some help to fulfil them. So I started to train with the Achilles Running Club in Sydney, and I learned how to guide visually impaired people. It was a change from just listening to my iPod when running, to constantly talking to someone and explaining the route to them. I helped Ben to achieve his PB at the New York Marathon in 4 hours and 38 minutes, and Francois and I completed the greatest ultramarathon on Earth, The Comrades, in little less than 12 hours.

Other highlights were finishing the The North Face 100 in the Blue Mountains and meeting (and competing against) Dean ‘Karno’ Karnazes, the ultimate Ultramarathon Man, and participating in the 2009 World Masters Games, where I finished both the 10-km race and the half-marathon in excellent times. My results were of course nowhere close enough to win a medal against all these fit ‘oldies’. But it was great fun, and I am certain that if I keep running for another 35 years, I may get a chance to win a gold medal one day!

27/06 – 03/07/15 Big Red Run
30h 40m
250km
07/02/15 Cradle Mountain Run
11h 12m
at 61km
82km
DNF
02/11/14 Carcoar Cup
6 h 52m
60km
19/10/14 Big Coast Run
3h 14m
30km
28/02/14 Wild Women On Top Sydney Coastrek – 50km
Winning team in new record time with Denis Martin, Kate Anderson and Larissa Tichon
5h 27m
50km
04/11/13 New York Marathon
Guiding blind runner Ben Phillips
4h 38m
42km
01/03/13 Centennial Park Ultra, Sydney
Guiding blind runner Ben Phillips
10h 56m
at 75km
100km
DNF
01/03/13 Wild Women On Top Sydney Coastrek – 50km
Winning team with Mel Barton, Samantha Isbell and Denis Martin
5h 34m
50km
19/08/12 Wagga Wagga Marathon
4h 10m
42km
12/08/12 City2Surf
Guiding blind runner Ben Philips
1h 28m
14km
24/06/12 Woodford to Glenbrook Classic
2h 13m
25km
20/05/12 Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon
Guiding blind runner Ben Philips
2h 18m
21km
02/03/12 Wild Women On Top Sydney Coastrek – 100km
Winning team with Joanna Sinclair, Samantha Isbell and Denis Martin
14h 28m
100km
18/09/11 Sydney Marathon
Guiding blind runner Ben Phillips
4h 56m
42km
19/09/10 Sydney Half Marathon
Guiding blind runner Ben Phillips
2h 08m
21km
11–12/09/10 Glasshouse 100
27h 48m
100 miles (165km)
30/05/10 The Comrades
Guiding blind runner Francois Jacobs
11h 46m
89km
16/05/10 Sydney Morning Herald Half Marathon
Guiding blind runner Ben Phillips
2h 15m
21km
02/05/10 National Capital Marathon
4h 30m
50km
13/03/10 6-foot Track
5h 34m
45km
18/10/09 2009 World Masters Games Sydney
1h 43m
21.5km
11/10/09 2009 World Masters Games Sydney
44m
10km
20/09/09 Sydney Bridge Run
1h 41m
21.5km
23/08/09 Mudgee Half Marathon
1h 38m
21.5km
05/05/09 Goldcoast Marathon
3h 37m
42km
17/05/09 The North Face 100
16h 31m
100km
14/03/09 6-foot Track
6h 07m
45km
27/09/08 Fitzroy Falls Marathon
4h 33m
42km
30/03–
05/04/08
Marathon des Sables
37h 41m
245.3km
13/10/07 Fitzroy Falls Marathon
4h 02m
42km
08/09/07 Glasshouse Mountain Trail
14h 08m
100km
29/07/07 Westlink M7 Cities Marathon
3h 48m
42km
18/05/07 Great Ocean Road Marathon
4h 36m
45km
16/06/03 The Comrades
9h 46m
89km
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