3 December 1977
Shelli started running with her step dad when she was 11 after coming third from last in the school cross-country! At 13, she entered a 25-mile off road race finishing 3rd ‘lady’ and that was her big ‘eureka’ moment. Shelli was hooked and since then she’s completed numerous events combined with her other passion of raising money for charity.
Winning and setting records on the Hardmoors 60, 110 and 160 distances, completing the UTMB for the first time and raising money for charity. I am also very proud of jointly winning outright the Lykewake race in 2012 with my friend Kay, the first time in the event’s history that it had ever been won by women. And most definitely becoming a sponsored team 9BAR athlete!
In 2015 Shelli will be returning taking part in the Hardmoors 160 race, hoping to retain her crown as 1st lady. She will also be competing in to the UTMB marathon France again as well as the Helvellyn Triathlon in the Lake District with some of her team 9BAR colleagues.
Hardmoors 160 mile race which took place over 23rd – 25th May. This was a single stage 160 mile Ultra marathon linking up the 48 mile Tabular Hills Route with the Cleveland Way. Shelli finished 1st lady and 2nd overall.
Shelli also took part in the UTMB France in August, this was a Mountain race, with numerous passages in high altitude and in difficult weather conditions, wind, rain and even snow. Shelli finished in a very respectable 17th Senior Lady and 563rd out of 2300 runners.
On November 2nd last year, Shell entered the White Rose Ultra, an ultra-marathon set in the fabulous Colne Valley in God’s own country… Yorkshire the heart of Great Britain… and the county where Shelli is from! She finished 1st lady and joint 5th overall.
What does it mean to you to be a part of Team 9BAR
Being part of team 9BAR is like being part of a hugely inspirational and supportive family. The achievements the team have made over the year and hurdles some have overcome are amazingly inspirational, added to all of that is the added bonus of numerous 9BARs to taste and share with other like-minded people and use for my training and racing.