Australian Ultra Distance Walking Records

In 2001, the Australian Centurions and Racewalking Australia jointly decided to recognise the following categories as 'Australian Track Best on Record'.

50 Miles, 100 Km, 12 Hours, 100 Miles and 24 Hours.

In 2007, this list was extended to include the following additional categories:

50km (Women), 6 Hours, 48 Hours, 200 Km, 500 Km and 6 Days.

Residential Records are awarded to the best overall track based performances done in Australia by Australian Citizens. Open or All-Comers Records are awarded to the best overall track based performances done in Australia, regardless of citizenship.

As of 6 May 2016, the list reads as follows:

Australian Residential Records (Track)


6 Hours Men Tim Erickson VIC 1975 Melbourne, VIC 60.005 km
12 Hours Men Jim Gleeson VIC 1971 Melbourne, VIC 108.290 km
24 Hours Men Jim Gleeson VIC 1971 Melbourne, VIC 196.490 km
48 Hours Men Peter Bennett
QLD
2010 Caboolture, QLD 280.203 km
6 Days Men Peter Waddell ACT 1997 Colac, VIC 540.000 km
50 Miles Men Clarrie Jack VIC 1979 Melbourne, VIC 7:57:57
100 Km Men Peter Bennett QLD 1996 Brisbane, QLD 10:51:25
100 Miles Men Ian Jack VIC 1979 Melbourne, VIC 17:59:30
200 Km Men Peter Bennett
QLD 2013 Caboolture, QLD 1:05:35:53
500 Km
Men Peter Waddell
ACT 1997 Colac, VIC 6 Days







6 Hours Women Michelle Thompson
VIC
2013 Melbourne, VIC 55.865 km
12 Hours
Women
Michelle Thompson VIC 2016
Melbourne, VIC 103.217 km
24 Hours Women Michelle Thompson VIC 2014 Melbourne, VIC 190.984 km
48 Hours Women Heather Christison
Linda Christison
NSW
2016
Canberra, ACT
219.496 km
6 Days Women Deborah DeWilliams VIC 2004 Colac, VIC 448.170 km
50 Km
Women
Michelle Thompson
VIC
2013
Melbourne, VIC
5:20:57
50 Miles Women Michelle Thompson VIC 2016 Melbourne, VIC 9:13:03
100 Km Women Michelle Thompson VIC 2016 Melbourne, VIC 11:36:29
100 Miles Women Michelle Thompson VIC 2014 Melbourne, VIC 19:53:19
200 km Women Heather Christison
Linda Christison
NSW
2016
Canberra, ACT
43:18:31
500 km Women No claimant



Australian Open Records (Track)


6 Hours Men Tim Erickson VIC 1975 Melbourne, VIC 60.005 km
12 Hours Men Jim Gleeson VIC 1971 Melbourne, VIC 108.290 km
24 Hours Men Jim Gleeson VIC 1971 Melbourne, VIC 196.490 km
48 Hours Men Barry Loveday
UK/VIC
2012
Caboolture, QLD
283.500 km
6 Days Men Gerald Manderson NZ 1999
Colac, VIC 622.000 km
50 Miles Men Clarrie Jack VIC 1979 Melbourne, VIC 7:57:57
100 Km Men Peter Bennett QLD 1996 Brisbane, QLD 10:51:25
100 Miles Men Ian Jack VIC 1979 Melbourne, VIC 17:59:30
200 Km Men Peter Bennett
QLD
2013 Caboolture, QLD 1:05:35:53
500 Km
Men Gerald Manderson
NZ 1999
Colac, VIC 4 Days 19 Hours







6 Hours Women Michelle Thompson
VIC 2013
Melbourne, VIC 55.865 km
12 Hours
Women
Sandra Brown
UK 1999
Melbourne, VIC 103.600 km
24 Hours Women Michelle Thompson
VIC 2014 Melbourne, VIC
190.984 km
48 Hours
Women
Heather Christison
Linda Christison
NSW
2016
Canberra, ACT
43:18:31
6 Days Women Deborah DeWilliams VIC 2004 Colac, VIC 448.170 km
50 Km
Women
Michelle Thompson
VIC
2013
Melbourne, VIC
5:20:57
50 Miles Women Sandra Brown UK 1999 Melbourne, VIC 09:08:52
100 Km Women Sandra Brown UK 1999 Melbourne, VIC 11:33:24
100 Miles Women Sandra Brown UK 1999 Melbourne, VIC 19:14:56
200 kmWomenHeather Christison
Linda Christison
NSW
2016
Canberra, ACT
43:18:31
500 km Women No claimant