After some great performances in 2017 former Newcastle resident Celia Sullohern, 2014 women’s winner is back for 2017!


Check out NBN News Story on Celia aired Friday 1st September


The 2017 City to Surf women’s winner, Celia Sullohern, is heading back to Newcastle this Friday as the countdown to the start of the Fernleigh 15, part of the Greater Bank Fun Run Series, to be held on Sunday October 22 2017.

With this Saturday marking 50 days out from the 2017 event, the former University of Newcastle student will return to the track where she set the course record in 2014 with a time of 52:10min for a training run with local participants on the friday 1st of September.

Now living in Yamba, the physiotherapist’s win in the 2017 City to Surf came on the back of an amazing 2hr34:35 performance at the Gold Coast Marathon in July, which qualified her for the 2018 Commonwealth Games. In what is a strong period for women’s marathon running in the country, Celia is currently ranked 6th in Australia.

Celia will be heading to Newy parkrun on Saturday 1st of September for a training session in what was a regular run when living in Newcastle then checking out the Fernleigh track as part of a long run on Sunday as she prepares for the event in 50 days time.

“I am really looking forward to heading back to Newcastle where I spent so much time a few years back. It’s all about getting some excitement around the Fernleigh 15 which is an event I love and will be returning to for the first time since 2014” said Celia.

Runners from all over the region are encouraged to register the Fernleigh 15 which links Newcastle and Lake Macquarie via the famous Fernleigh Track, 15km long. For more information and to register head to the Fernleigh 15 Event Page.