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Meet Joanna Murphy

Joanna’s performances in the 100km and 24-Hour event rank her in the top four all-time Scottish women in both events.

Joanna lives in the Kingdom of Fife in Scotland and remains close to her family having grown up in a small village called Wormit in Fife. At the end of Primary School, Joanna got into running and tried various distances and disciplines from cross-country to track and field events.

It wasn't until she embarked on her chosen career as a Police Officer and joined a running club in her early 20’s that running really took hold. She ran her first marathon in 2012, like many others vowing to just do one. However, being surrounded by like- minded people gave her the confidence to push on through the distances and to challenge what she thought was possible. After 10 years of steadily building up, Joanna ran her longest race to date in 2021, covering 180 miles.

Joanna won the 2022 Anglo-Celtic plate in a time of 7.41.12. She also had some notable performances in 2021 where, representing Scotland in the Anglo Celtic Plate 100km, Joanna placed 2nd overall, 1st Brit and 1st Scot in a time of 7.50.58. This has taken her to 4th all-time on the Scottish 100km list.

Following the ACP 2021, Joanna ran in the Gloucester 24-Hour elite track race and placed 1st woman covering a distance of 230.8km, putting her 8th on the all-time British list and 3rd on the Scottish 24-Hour list.

 

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