Shirley Young

Deceased

Updated: 2021-10-05

Victoria

Bio

Shirley Young was a prolific mature-aged marathon runner who held every Australian marathon age record from 57 to 75 years. She started running ultramarathons in her early 60's & went on to hold many World & Australian records in W60, W65 & W70 age groups in distances from 6 hours to 100 miles.

In 2007 Shirley was the only female to have completed all 30 Melbourne Marathons. The final event of her 72-marathon career was at the 2008 Melbourne Marathon where she succumbed to cramps at 33km.

Records

Event Category Distance Record Date(s)
W60 World & Australian 6 Hours Track 63.425 km 27 Oct 1990
W60 World & Australian 30 Miles Track 4h 19m 07s 21 Jun 1992
W60 World & Australian 50km Track 4h 28m 45s 21 Jun 1992
W60 World & Australian 40 Miles Track 5h 52m 34s 21 Jun 1992
W60 World & Australian 50 Miles Track 7h 32m 44s 21 Jun 1992
W65 World & Australian 30 Miles Track 4h 27m 49s 29 Jul 1995
W65 World & Australian 40 Miles Track 6h 11m 35s 29 Jul 1995
W65 World & Australian 50 Miles Track 7h 55m 08s 29 Jul 1995
W65 World & Australian 50 Miles Road 8h 16m 56s 15 Sep 1996
W65 World & Australian 100km Road 10h 47m 13s 15 Sep 1996
W65 World & Australian 12 Hours Road 100 km 15 Sep 1996
W65 Australian 50km Road 4h 46m 54s 5 May 1998
W65 Australian 100km Track 13h 22m 56s 22 Aug 1998
W65 Australian 12 Hours Track 91.200 km 22 Aug 1998
W65 Australian 100 Miles Track 23h 30m 29s 22 Aug 1998
W65 Australian 24 Hours Track 162.300 km 22 Aug 1998
W65 World & Australian 6 Hours Track 62.658 km 21 Aug 1999
W65 World & Australian 50km Track 4h 36m 49s 28 Nov 1999
W70 World & Australian 100km Road 10h 59m 08s 3 Mar 2000
W70 World & Australian 12 Hours Road 100 km 3 Mar 2000
W70 World & Australian 12 Hours Track 103.600 km 8 Apr 2000
W70 World & Australian 100km Track 11h 30m 56s 8 Apr 2000
W70 World & Australian 100 Miles Track 20h 39m 17s 8 Apr 2000
W70 World & Australian 24 Hours Track 176.810 km 8 Apr 2000
W70 World & Australian 50km Track 4h 50m 49s 13 May 2000
W70 World & Australian 50 Miles Track 8h 08m 55s 13 May 2000
W70 World & Australian 6 Hours Track 60.992 km 11 Nov 2001
W75 Australian 6 Hours Track 49.324 km 16 Apr 2005
W75 Australian 50km Track 5h 55m 50s 15 Oct 2005
W75 Australian 6 Hours Track 50.540 km 15 Oct 2005
W75 Australian 50km Track 5h 47m 43s 6 Nov 2005
W75 Australian 6 Hours Track 51.707 km 6 Nov 2005

Results

DateNamePositionResult    
07/10/2007Samsung Melbourne Marathon26226:39:08    
21/04/2007 Coburg Harriers Carnival 6 Hour Track Race1048.939 km
08/10/2006Samsung Melbourne Marathon16675:10:02    
30/09/2006 Sri Chinmoy Festival Of Running342.701 km
22/04/2006 Coburg Harriers Carnival 6 Hour Track Race451.444 km
15/10/2005 Sri Chinmoy Festival Of Running350.540 km
09/10/2005Asics Melbourne Marathon13824:36:35    
16/04/2005 Coburg Harriers Carnival 6 Hour Track Race749.324 km
16/10/2004 Sri Chinmoy Festival Of Running254.538 km
10/10/2004Asics Melbourne Marathon10854:28:44    
13/06/2004 Traralgon Marathon484:40:33    
17/04/2004 Coburg Harriers Carnival 6 Hour Track Race252.593 km
12/10/2003Asics Melbourne Marathon13164:37:56    
23/02/2003 Sri Chinmoy Australian 100km Championship1312:50:42    
13/10/2002Asics Melbourne Marathon9584:06:00    
07/07/2002 Gold Coast Marathon9614:09:59    
13/04/2002 Coburg Harriers Carnival 6 Hour Track Race360.992 km
03/03/2002 Sri Chinmoy Australian 100km Championship211:19:35    
11/11/2001 Traralgon Harriers Victorian 6 Hour Track Championship559.304 km
14/10/2001Asics Melbourne Marathon8554:03:52    
14/07/2001 World Masters Athletics Championship Marathon3764:18:15    
09/07/2001 World Masters Athletics Championship W70 10000m151:51.33 
06/07/2001 World Masters Athletics Championship W70 5000m125:57.63 
04/07/2001 World Masters Athletics Championship W70 8km Cross Country246:19    
21/05/2001 AURA 50km Track Race65:11:31    
08/10/2000Asics Melbourne Marathon11384:29:18    
25/06/2000 Traralgon Marathon353:54:55    
13/05/2000 AURA 50 Mile Track Race68:14:12    
08/04/2000 Coburg Harriers Carnival 24 Hour Track Race3176.810 km
20/02/2000 Sri Chinmoy Australian 100km Championship1110:59:00    
29/11/1999 Traralgon Harriers Victorian 6 Hour Track Championship850.800 km
10/10/1999City of Melbourne Melbourne Marathon11394:29:18    
21/08/1999 Coburg Harriers Carnival 6 Hour Track Race262.658 km
04/07/1999 Traralgon Marathon293:55:59    
10/10/1998City of Melbourne Melbourne Marathon10734:08:10    
22/08/1998 Coburg Harriers Carnival 24 Hour Track Race3162.330 km
07/06/1998 Traralgon Marathon183:59:29    
05/04/1998 GU Ultimate Fuel 50km Track Race64:46:54    
05/10/1997Active For Life Melbourne Marathon11034:00:24    
11/07/1997JAL Gold Coast Marathon8743:55:28    
08/06/1997 Traralgon Marathon393:56:27    
20/10/1996Vic Health Melbourne Marathon14364:46:04    
15/09/1996 Shepparton Runners Club Ultra Marathons1410:47:13    
20/07/1996 AURA 50 Mile Track Race48:13:14    
07/07/1996 Traralgon Marathon414:01:16    
17/09/1995 Shepparton Runners Club Ultra Marathons911:26:18    
29/07/1995 AURA 50 Mile Track Race57:55:08    
04/06/1995Vic Health Melbourne Marathon9003:39:41    
02/10/1994 Victorian Veterans Championship294:02:06    
05/06/1994Qantas Melbourne Marathon14343:53:46    
10/04/1994Mobil Canberra Marathon2533:47:05    
06/06/1993Qantas Melbourne Marathon12983:37:45    
25/10/1992AURA Burwood 6 Hour Track Race2239.200 km
04/10/1992 Victorian Peoples Marathon1353:36:36    
21/06/1992 AURA 50 Mile Track Race127:32:44    
31/05/1992Qantas Melbourne Marathon11613:27:40    
27/10/1991AURA Burwood 6 Hour Track Race1063.425 km
06/10/1991 Victorian Peoples Marathon1313:38:05    
15/06/1991 Victorian Marathon Club 50 Mile Track Race138:04:22    
02/06/1991Qantas Melbourne Marathon15663:43:22    
09/12/1990 Ballarat C.H.A.S.E. Carnival Marathon263:53:28    
28/10/1990AURA Burwood 6 Hour Track Race861.793 km
14/10/1990Qantas Melbourne Marathon15263:43:36    
15/07/1990 Victorian Veterans Championship233:29:09    
27/05/1990Runners World Victorian Marathon Club Marathon Championship363:46:16    
08/10/1989Budget Melbourne Marathon17833:50:26    
28/05/1989Runners World Victorian Marathon Club Marathon Championship353:34:55    
09/10/1988Budget Melbourne Marathon25114:13:46    
06/12/1987 VII World Veterans Games Marathon5533:18:38    
29/11/1987 VII World Veterans Games W55 10000m444:51.3  
11/10/1987Budget Melbourne Marathon16913:39:30    
12/10/1986Budget Melbourne Marathon14263:29:48    
13/10/1985Big M Melbourne Marathon11283:19:26    
25/11/1984Red Devil South Melbourne Marathon1373:24:40    
14/10/1984Big M Melbourne Marathon16863:28:50    
15/07/1984Mita Copiers Victorian State Championship Marathon1843:21:57    
09/10/1983Big M Melbourne Marathon15253:26:36    
10/07/1983 Victorian Veterans Championship483:33:41    
17/10/1982Big M Melbourne Marathon15243:23:04    
23/05/1982 Victorian Marathon Championship783:27:06    
18/10/1981Big M Melbourne Marathon9003:19:39    
25/07/1981 Australian Veterans Championship753:21:14    
23/05/1981 Victorian Marathon Championship03:29:53    
14/01/1981 4th World Veteran Championships W50 Marathon53:40:05    
10/01/1981 4th World Veteran Championships W50 Cross Country448:16    
08/01/1981 4th World Veteran Championships W50 10000m444:40.98 
12/10/1980Big M Melbourne Marathon9673:21:24    
23/08/1980 Victorian Veterans Championship493:20:32    
24/05/1980 Victorian Marathon Championship03:24:11    
21/10/1979Big M Melbourne Marathon6573:40:31    
05/11/1978Big M Melbourne Marathon7213:50:31    

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