Resides: Blue Mountains
Occupation: Visitor Experience team leader at NSW National Parks & Wildlife
Favourite Trails: Blue Mountains, Australian Alps, European Alps & Dolomites
La Sportiva Shoe Favourite: Loving the low drop & stack, narrow fit and amazing grip of the Bushido II’s.
Lou came to Australia in 2006 and continued her love for rock climbing by moving to the Blue Mountains. After dabbling in a few trail races she ran her first ultra (The North Face 50) in 2015 finishing in the top 10 women. After that trail running gradually took over her life!
Lou loves the places trail running has taken her and the people she has met. She has raced in Hong Kong, New Zealand, Japan, Turkey, Spain, Switzerland, Italy and France as well as one race in her home country of England.
Lou is proud to have twice represented Australia at the World Trail Championships, especially as she was mid-40s when she started running! Having grown up in London she is still amazed she lives in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains and feels very grateful to have running and the trail running community in her life.
17th & 1st age category – UTMB 100 mile
1st – Lonely Mountain – 50km
1st – Buffalo Stampede 100km & Grand Slam 153km
2nd – Beach to Brother 42km
5th – Mount Solitary Ultra 45km
3rd – Coast To Kosci 240km
1st – Razorback 64km
1st – Ultra Trail Cappadocia 119km
2nd – Ultra Trail Mount Fuji 100 mile
1st – Great North Walk 50km
1st – Alpine Challenge 100 miles
1st – Hounslow Classic Skyrun 68km
1st – Five Peaks 58km
5th – Tarawera Ultra 100km
1st – Great North Walk 100km
1st – Mount Solitary Ultra 45km
3rd – UTA 100km
4th – Six Foot Track 45km
Photo: Phillip Sage