My Road to Boston
In 2013 after reading the inspirational story of Kathrine Switzer “Marathon Woman” the first official registered women to run a Marathon was in Boston 1967, I was inspired to run my first Marathon and aim to qualify for the 50th Anniversary of her first run at the Boston Marathon in 2017.
In September 2015 after submitting an application, I was appointed as one of the Australian ambassadors for the Kathrine Switzer organisation ‘261 Fearless’ (261 was her bib number in the 1967 Boston marathon). This made me more to determine to qualify for the Boston Marathon in 2017. In order to qualify for Boston, I had to run a Marathon in under 3hrs 40mins between October 2015 & September 2016, with guidance of Peter Burke ‘Burkie’ this was achieved with a time of 3hours 33mins at the Melbourne Marathon in 2015. Now all I need to do is train and keep injury free until April 2017!