Sinead Diver’s Amazing Marathon Run!

Sinead Diver is well poised to take a spot in the Australian team heading over to London for the World Championships in August!

The 40-year-old nailed the Nagoya Marathon, finishing in 10th position with a time of 2:31:27, which was close to a 3-minute personal best. Diver ran steadily throughout the whole race sitting comfortably in 28th place at the 10km mark, 20th place at the 20km mark and 15th place at the 30km mark before closing in on a top 10 position for the final 5km of the marathon…

The finishing time now ranks Diver 11th on the Australian all-time marathon list, 5th on the Irish all-time marathon list and is the fastest marathon ever ran by an Australian woman aged 40.

An unbelievable effort by Sinead who’s a regular placer during the XCR season!



Round 1 – Saturday 22 April – Jells Park Relays

XCR Schools – Saturday 29 April – Jells Park Relays

Round 2 – Saturday 13 May – Wandin Park Cross Country

XCR Schools – Saturday 20 May – Albert Park Road Relays

Round 3 – Saturday 27 May – Cruden Farm Cross Country 8km & 16km Heritage Round

Round 4 – Saturday 17 June – Bundoora Cross Country

XCR Schools – Saturday 17 June – Bundoora Cross Country

Round 5 – Saturday 8 July – Sandown Road Relays

Round 6 – Saturday 16 July – Albert Park 10km Road Race

Round 7 – Saturday 29 July – Wendouree 15km & 6km Road Race

Round 8 – Saturday 12 August – Anglesea Surf Coast Ekiden Relay

Round 9 – Sunday 3 September – Burnley Half Marathon & Junior 5km – TBC

Round 10 – Saturday 16 September – Princes Park Relays


Make sure you have the date April 1 cemented in your brain, as it’s the official opening day to purchase your membership and XCR’17 Package, which inevitably gives you entry access for all events throughout the season!