Fran Grady is focused on a social Edgell Jog rather than a competitive one

For some, the Edgell Jog might be considered a challenge.

RUNNING: Fran Grady in action at the Ultra Trail Australia event in 2016. Sunday's Edgell Jog will not be as gruelling as last year's 100 kilometre run. Photo: AURORA IMAGES

RUNNING: Fran Grady in action at the Ultra Trail Australia event in 2016. Sunday's Edgell Jog will not be as gruelling as last year's 100 kilometre run. Photo: AURORA IMAGES

But for Fran Grady the 7.5 kilometre jog is nothing more than a social event, come this Sunday. 

Grady regularly competes in marathons and ultramarathons and has competed in the Edgell Jog on-and-off since 2004.

She last year finished in a time of 40 minutes and 57 seconds.

“It’s really good for community spirit and we have a few family members that will be competing. We’ll have a few grandchildren that will be pushed along in prams,” she said.

“It’s more a social event than a competitive one.

It’s a really great event and I hope the weather is kind to us. - Bathurst runner Fran Grady

“It’s a really great event and I hope the weather is kind to us. It shouldn’t be too bad, if it doesn’t rain.”

Grady recently competed in an outback marathon near Uluru and is preparing to ran a Half Ironman this coming November. 

She also plans to enter a 100 kilometre ultramarathon in Western Australia next year.

Victoria Mitchell has the best time, at 23 minutes and 52 seconds, for a female runner at 7.5 kilometres, which she ran in 2015. 

Sonia Terry holds the record of the fastest female on the old 8 kilometre circuit, in a time of 25 minutes and 33 seconds. 

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