Jodie’s first fun run was the 4km at the Activ Foundation City to Surf in Perth, Western Australia in 2002. She participated as part of a team from her local gym. As the wife of a FIFO worker she found working out at the gym valuable me time. Before long she was a regular fun runner and finished her first marathon a little under trained on the 19th October 2008 at Rottnest Island in 4:04:17 .   Fifteen years later she regularly runs ultra marathons distances 50km, 100km, and 24 hours on the road, trail and track.

Jodie has achieved success trail running, on the road and at ultra track events. Originally from Western Australia and now residing in Queensland she has represented Queensland at the National Half Marathon, Marathon and Mountain Running Championships and Australia in the 100km and 24 hours World Championships and Captain of the Women’s 24 Hour team that competed at the Asian Championships in Kaohsuing, Taiwan in November 2016 and will Captain the 2017 team again. She has experienced many of Australia’s iconic ultra events, has completed the Comrades Marathon, Up and Down achieving the coveted Bill Rowan Medal on both occasions and believes this is an event every ultra runner should experience at least once.

Jodie is passionate about getting more women to experience trail and ultra running and currently works as a Recreational Running Coach with UP Coaching. Jodie has a Degree in Commerce majoring in Economics and previously worked at the Department of Treasury as a Policy Advisor.

Jodie was faced with an altogether different challenge in January 2016. After discovering a lump in her left breast late in 2015 a mammogram and several tests later revealed that Jodie had Breast Cancer.   She had surgery and underwent Radiation therapy and was determined to continue to run and compete with the blessing of her surgeon and Oncologist and is working hard along with her medical team to get back to peak physical fitness in time for the 24 hour World Championships in Belfast on 1st/2nd July 2017.

Jodie was event Ambassador at the 2016 Airlie Beach Running Festival. Is a member of the Australian Ultra Runners Association, Brisbane Trail Runners, Trail Running Association Queensland, Masters Athletics Queensland, Queensland Athletics and River City Runners and holds a number of Australian Ultra Running records and Age Records and a World Age Best Performance Record for 100 miles track.
Road and Track Running PBs

5km – 19:55, Main Beach parkrun, 15/06/13

10km – 41:04, Bridge 2 Brisbane, 01/09/13

Half – 1:29:07, Sunshine Coast Run Festival, 30/08/15

Marathon – 3:12:37, Gold Coast Airport Marathon, 07/07/13

50km – 3:56:53, River Run (Brisbane), 16/08/15

100km – 8:34:45, IAU 100km World Championships, 12/09/15

12 hours – 128.286km, Soochow International 24 Hour, 21/11/15

100 miles – 15:33:56 Soochow International 24 Hour, 20-21/11/15

24 hours – 230.244km, IAU 24h World Championships, 12/04/15

 

Running Career Highlights

2016

1st & 3rd overall Aus’Trail’ia Day Trail Marathon

2nd Wild Horse Criterium 55km 5:29:31

1st Female Team, Oxfam Trailwalker Melbourne

Six Foot Track, 4:59:03, 1st Team with Coach Kelly-ann Varey, Caroline Bertrand and Lou Clifton

3rd Mount Xiqiao International 24 Hour Ultramarathon 176.240km,

 

2015

4th Gobi 50km Ultramarathon Jiuquan (China)

1st Le Trail Des Cagous 80km (New Caledonia)

2nd Convicts & Wenches 50km (Tasmania)

12th Tarawera 100km Ultramarathon 11:10:33

1st Soochow International Ultramarathon (Taipei, Taiwan) 227.429km

1st River Run 50km 3:56:53 (Course Record)

 

2014

1st Washpool World Heritage Trails 50km 5:07:00 (course record)

3rd Surf Coast Century (100km) 10:20:59

Oxfam Trailwalker Sydney – 1st Female Team

Oxfam Trailwalker Brisbane – 1st Team and female course record holder

10th The North Face 100km 12:49:41

 

2013

1st Beerwah@Night 50km Trail 5:31:59 (course record)

Outright Winner – Lamington Eco Challenge 2 Marathons in 2 Days

1st Lamington National Park Trail Marathon

21st Comrades Marathon (Up Run), South Africa 8:01:01

1st Overall Caboolture Historical Village 12 hour 123.188km

3rd Centennial Park 50km & National 50km Championships 3:58:28

 

Other Career Highlights

2015 Australian Mountain Running Championships – Team Gold (Queensland)

2014 Australian Marathon Championships – Team Silver (Queensland), Gold Coast Airport Marathon

2014 Australian Half-Marathon Championships – Team Gold (Queensland), Blackmore’s Sydney Running Festival

2nd, 2014 National 24 Hour Championships, Coburg 24 Hour, 212.432km

2nd 2013 National 100km Championships, Stromlo Running Festival, Canberra, 9:31:18

Australian Representative 100km World Championships; 2014 & 2015

Australian Representative 24 hour World Championships, 2015 & 2017

Australian Records:
– Women 100 miles: 15:33:56
– Women 12 hours road: 123.188km

World Age Best Performance W40 100 miles Track: 15:52:35

 

Australian Age Group Records

Women’s 40-44, 24 Hours: 230.244km

Women’s 40-44, 200km: 20:25:09

Women’s 40-44, 100 miles: 15:33:56

Women’s 40-44, 12 hours: 128.286km

Women’s 40-44, 50 miles road: 7:09:22

You can follow Jodie on instagram at @jodieultrachick