I began running in 1982 at the age of 15 and starting competing at National level 2 years later. In 1992 I completed my first marathon and went on to run 7 marathons that year finishing no further back than 4th place. One of these races earned me my first overseas trip to take part in the 1992 Boston Marathon where I placed 15th in a 7 minute PR of 2:39:36. On returning to the USA that fall I placed 3rd in the Twin Cities Marathon (MN) and the next spring finished 10th in Boston (1993).

In April 1996 I approached Kevin Ross (a sub 4-minute miler & member of the WR 4x1mile relay team - 1972). In 1999  I ran 1:14:12 in the World ½ marathon champs in Palermo, Sicily and in 2000 set another PR of 1:13:36.

I had my first run back over the marathon distance in October 1999 running 2:38:47 in the BMW Auckland Marathon, winning the NZ title. I ran fewer marathons over the next few years but in 2008 I returned to the USA to run in myfavourite marathon, the Boston Marathon and placed 2nd in the Masters division.  In 2009 I was silver medallist in the NZ open marathon champs and took 3rd placing (35:58) in the NZ open 10000m champs in 2011.

Athletics New Zealand interview Nov 2011
NZ Herald Interview June 2014

Recent Results

  • 18 Jul 2015: Wgtn XC Champs MW 6k (4th) 28:14
  • 18 Jul 2015: Wgtn XC Champs SW 8k (4th) 35:52
  • 05 Jul 2015 Armstrong 10k (1st) 39:22
  • 13 Jun 2015: Dorne Cup 6k (5th OW) 24:46
  • 31 May 2015: Chch Half Marathon (2nd MW40) 1:23:28
  • 02 May 2015: Rotorua Marathon (4th OW, 1st MW45) 3:01:28
  • 19 Apr 2015: Honest 10k (2nd) 38:28
  • 22 Feb 2015: Round the Bays Half Marathon (3rd OW) 1:22:29
  • 10 Feb 2015: Waterfront 5k (1st) 18:20
  • 31 Jan 2015: 5000m Time Trial Newtown Park 18:29
  • 22 Nov 2014: Queenstown Marathon (5th OW) 3:13:17
  • 04 Nov 2014: Akld Half Marathon (8th OW, 1st MW45) 1:23:25
  • 04 Oct 2014: NZ Road Relay Takahe to Akaroa 10.7k (Team 2nd) 40:24
  • 14 Sep 2014: Pelorus Trust 10k (1st) 38:21
  • 23 Aug 2014: Wgtn 10k Road Champs (3rd) 37:36
  • 09 Aug 2014: NZ XC Champs 8k (7th, 1st team) 32:05
  • 09 Aug 2014: NZ XC Champs 6k (3rd MW overall, 1st MW45) 23:36
  • 19 Jul 2014: Wgtn XC Champs 6k (3rd MW) 25:30
  • 19 Jul 2014: Wgtn XC Champs 8k (3rd OW) 32:41
  • 05 Jul 2014: North Island XC Taupo (12th OW) 20:00
  • 05 Jul 2014: North Island XC Taupo (1st MW45) 19:58
  • 22 Jun 2014: NZ Half Marathon Champs (3rd OW) 1:21:27
  • 14 Jun 2014: Dorne Cup 6k (4th OW) 23:58
  • 01 Jun 2014: Christchurch Half Marathon (1st OW)
  • 12 Apr 2014: 16k Time Trial 60:47
  • 23 Feb 2014: Round the Bays 1/2 Marathon (1st) 1:25:13 (*long course)
  • 09 Feb 2014: Don Melrose 10.9k (1st) 41:19
  • 15 Dec 2013: Wgtn 3000m Champs (1st MW) 10:44
  • 17 Nov 2013: Round the Bridges (3rd OW) 46:06
  • 03 Nov 2013: Akld 1/2 Marathon (2nd OW) 1:21:31
  • 05 Oct 2013: NZ Road Relay 10.7k (lap 5) 40:29
  • 31 Aug 2013: NZ Road Champs 10k (6th OW) 37:12
  • 31 Aug 2013: NZ Road Champs 5k (1st MW45) 17:58
  • 17 Aug 2013: Wgtn Road Champs 10k (4th) 37:37
  • 03 Aug 2013L NZ XC Champs 8k (11th OW) 30:57
  • 03 Aug 2013: NZ XC Champs 6k (2nd MW, 1st MW45) 22:41
  • 20 Jul 2013: Wgtn XC Champs 8k (1st OW) 33:28
  • 06 Jul 2013: North Island XC 5k (1st MW) 18:51
  • 06 Jul 2013: North Island XC 5k (7th OW) 18:58
  • 23 Jun 2013:Harbour Capital 10k (1st OW) 36:34
  • 08 Jun 2013: Dorne Cup 6k (*1st* OW) 23:35
  • 04 May 2013: Rotorua Marathon (2nd OW) 2:59:50
  • 17 Feb 2013: NZ Half Marathon Champs (2nd OW) 1:19:43
  • 25 Jan 2013: NZ 3000m Champs (Wgtn MW45 record) 10:22.69
  • 11 Dec 2012: Waterfront 5k Series (1st OW) 17:48
  • 18 Nov 2012: Round the Bridges Hamilton 12k (4th OW) 45:15
  • 06 Nov 2012: Waterfront 5k Series (2nd OW) 18:17
  • 01 Sep 2012: NZ Road Champs (1st MW45) 18:39
  • 07Aug 2012: Waterfront 5k Series (1st OW) 17:51
  • 04 Aug 2012: NZ XC Champs 8k (8th OW) 31:51
  • 04 Aug 2012: NZ XC Champs 6k (1st MW) 22:29 *NZ MW TITLE*
  • 14 Jul 2012: Wgtn XC Champs 6k (1st MW) 22:40
  • 14 Jul 2012: Wgtn XC Champs 8k (2nd SW) 29:32
  • 30 Jun 2012: North Island XC 5k (7th SW) 19:10
  • 30 Jun 2012: North Island XC 5k (1st MW45) 19:06
  • 24 Jun 2012: Harbour Capital 10k (2nd OW, 1st MW) 36:46
  • 10 Jun 2012: Dorne Cup (3rd OW) 23:45
  • 03 Jun 2012: Christchurch Marathon (2nd OW) 2:47:22
  • 28 Apr 2012: Rotorua Marathon (2nd OW, 1st MW45) 2:55:30
  • 03 Apr 2012: Waterfront 5k Series 5k (1st OW) 17:52
  • 20 Mar 2012: Waterfront 5k Series 5k (1st OW) 17:45
  • 06 Mar 2012: Waterfront 5k Series 5k (1st OW) 17:42
  • 26 Feb 2012: Wgtn 1/2 Marathon (2nd OW) 1:17:52
  • 17 Jan 2012: Waterfront 5k Series 5k (1st OW) 17:40
  • 10 Jan 2012: Waterfront 5k Series 5k (1st OW) 18:06
  • 03 Jan 2012: NZ 10000m Champs (4th OW) 36:41.54
  • 20 Dec 2011: Waterfront 5k Series (1st OW) 17:24
  • 06 Dec 2011: Waterfront 5k Series 5k (1st OW) 17:39
  • 13 Nov 2011: Round the Bridges 12k (1st OW) 43:50
  • 30 Oct 2011: Akld 1/2 Marathon (3rd *NZ Open Champs*) 1:20:23
  • 18 Oct 2011: Waterfront 5k Series 5k (1st OW) 17:48
  • 04 Oct 2011: Waterfront 5k Series 5k (1st OW) 17:33
  • 18 Sep 2011: Sydney Marathon (3rd OW) 2:53:16
  • 20 Aug 2011: NZ Road Champs 10k (7th OW) 36:37
  • 06 Aug 2011: Wgtn Road Champs 10k (1st OW) 36:26 *WGTN OPEN TITLE*
  • 23 Jul 2011: NZXC Champs 8k (5th OW) 30:26
  • 23 Jul 2011: NZXC Champs 6k (1st MW) 22:34 *NZ MW TITLE*
  • 09 Jul 2011: Wgtn XC Champs (3rd OW) *WGTN OPEN TITLE*
  • 01 Jul 2011: NIXC Champs 5k (2nd MW, 1st 40-44) 19:14
  • 19 Jun 2011: Harbour Capital 10k (1st OW) 37:05
  • 05 Jun 2011: Chch 1/2 Marathon (3rd OW) 1:19:53
  • 18 Jan 2011: Waterfront 5k Series 5k (1st OW) 17:50
  • 04 Jan 2011: NZ 10000m Champs (3rd OW) 35:58.90
  • 22 Nov 2009: NZ Marathon Chps, Invercargill (2nd OW) 2:48:45
  • 30 Jan 2005: Osaka International Ladies Marathon (20th). Time: 2h43:55

Results

Lifetime PRs

Race

Date

Place

Time

10K Wakefield Road Race (WGN, NZ)

May 1992

1st

32:56

10miles Cherry Blossom (DC,USA)

Apr 1994

10th

56:31

½ Marathon NGC Marathon (2/2)

Mar 2000

1st

1:13:36

Marathon Petrocorp Marathon (NZ)

Mar 1994

1st

2:35:55

Other races

Race

Date

Place

Time

3miles Round the Bays (WGN, NZ)

July 1999

2nd

15:45

10k Great Race (Pittsburg, USA)

Sept 1999

7th

32:59

½ Marathons Distance Run (PA,USA)

Sep 1992

8th

1:15:30

NZ Champs (Huntly - NZ)

May 1998

2nd (1st NZ)

1:14:47

World Champs - Palermo (Italy)

Oct 1999

32nd

1:14:12

Napier ½ Marathon (NZ)

Nov 2000

1st

1:16:37

Marathons

Race

Date

Place

Time

Boston (USA)

Apr 1993

10th

2:39:08

Boston (USA)

Apr 1994

12th

2:36:30

BMW Auckland Marathon (NZ)

30 Oct 1999

1st

2:38:47

Boston (USA)

Apr 2000

16th

2:39:37