Great North Walk

When: The next race is 9-10 September 2017. The last race was 10-11 September 2016.
Where: The Great North Walk is a 250 km walking track that runs along the coastal strip between Sydney and Newcastle in New South Wales. It was opened in the Australian Bicentennial year of 1988 and passes through some of Australia’s most outstanding scenery. Both races start at Teralba on Lake Macquarie and head south. The 100km race finishes at Yarramalong in the scenic Yarramalong Valley and the 100 Mile at Patonga on spectacular Broken Bay. Although the route is primarily on foot tracks and fire-trails, it does include some minor back roads. There is more than 6,200 metres (20,000ft) of ascent (and descent) in the 100 Mile and 3,800 metres (12,500ft) of ascent in the 100 Kilometre.
Status: Trail run of 107.5 miles (174 km) with a 103.7 km option.
No. of finishers:
100 mile: 2016 – 46; 2015 – 53; 2012 – 50; 2011 – 41; 2010 – 33; 2009 – 26; 2008 – 28; 2007 – 20; 2006 – 10; 2005 – 4;
100 km: 2016 – 74; 2015 – 45 (+22 from the 100M event); 2012 – 55 (+23 from the 100M event); 2011 – 30 (+21 from the 100M event); 2010 – 14; 2009 – 24; 2008 – 26; 2007 – 17; 2006 – 9; 2005 – 8;
How long in existence: Since 2005

Winners in recent years:

Great North Walk 100 Miler

YEARMALETIMEFEMALETIME
2016Tim Locke21:26Robyn Bruins23:49
2015Ewan Horsburgh23:47Susan Keith27:28
2014Clarke McClymont20:56Sonia McDermott25:39
2013Gavin Markey25:03Antoniya Bachvarova29:04
2012Brendan Davies19:27Gill Fowler23:58
2011Andrew Vize22:02Meredith Quinlan25:03
2010Andrew Vize24:33Beth Cardelli25:36
2009Andrew Vize25:15Peggy MacQueen27:18
2008Joel Mackay26:31Rachel Waugh27:47
2007David Waugh & Tim Cochrane23:30Carol Lapsys27:46
2006Ian Wright30:21:54no females-

Great North Walk 100km

YEARMALETIMEFEMALETIME
2016Perry Dominic11:41Kyley Norris15:30
2015Clarke McClymont11:20Kath Carty13:22
2014Mark Lee11:23Melissa Robertson12:16
2013Pierre Viguier11:25Meredith Quinlan13:39
2012Clarke McClymont9:58Beth Cardelli12:41
2011Brendan Davies11:36Shona Stephenson12:48
2010Clarke McClymont12:26Kirrily Dear20:30
2009Clarke McClymont12:28Kelly Books18:31
2008Ewen Horsburgh12:21Fleur Grose15:28
2007Peter Thomas13:56Robin Cameron15:15
2006Darren Byers15:17Sharon Harrison16:38

Race records:
100 mile: Male Brendan Davies – 19:27 2012; Female – Gill Fowler 23:58, 2012
100 km: Clarke McClymont 9:58, 2012; Female – Medlissa Robertson 12:16, 2014.

Race Director:
Dave Byrnes email or telephone 0428 880 784

Full results: 2016 2015 (100m) | 2015 (100km)
2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009

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