Shona Stephenson is a busy mum of two girls aged 8 and 10. Shona Started running to lose 18 kilos weight after having her first child in 2005. 2007 After having her 2nd baby she race the City2Surf pushing her youngest daughter, like most mums and Sydney Siders just wanted to complete the City2Surf before she turned 30.
In 2008 Shona raced her first 1/2 marathon , the Sydney 1/2 Marathon after shaving all her hair off to raise money for the Leukaemia Foundation. After finishing the 21.1km in 1 hour 46 minutes she decided that her body was not strong enough to prevent over use road injuries. Shona then turned to the trails for her leg strength and has never looked back. Shona decided that health and fitness is her passion and became a Personal Trainer and a Sports Nutritionist after being constantly asked by her friends to become their trainer.
In 2014 She and her family moved up to Brisbane and Shona runs two Personal Training, Sports Nutrition, Running Coach Businesses Outdoor Personal Trainer Brisbane and Ultra Training Australia
In 2010 Shona raced her first 100km Sydney Oxfam TW and finished the event with 2 broken feet from poor shoes and poor running technique. In 2011 Shona re-habbed her feet, changed her technique and switched to Inov-8‘s after her first 100km win, GNW 100k at the end of 2011.
In 2012 Shona experienced many Australian Success, winning the Sydney Trail Series, Oxfam TW Sydney, Coastal Classic, Surf Coast Century, Great Ocean Walk. She was then sponsored by Hammer Nutrition and Ay-Up Head Torches.
Shona believes that anything is possible and is constantly working at improving her own performances and helping her clients reach their own goals through dedication, training, nutrition, mentoring.
She instills believing that mental toughness is not about being a hard arse but about understanding what is important and eliminating all negative distractions from your mind.
2015 3rd Place TNF100 11 hours 47 Minutes UTWT
2015 6th Place Buffalo Stampede Oceanic Sky Running Ultra Champs
2015 1st Place Up The Buff SEQ Trail Running Champs New Course Record
2015 6th Place Tarawera Ultra 9:59:58 UTWT
2015 1st Place Hounds and Hares 55km
2014 1st Place Blackall 100 10:59:59 2nd Place Overall.
2014 1st Place Lamington Classic 42.2 and 21.2 Binna Burra to O’Reiley’s
2014 10th Female at the Ultra Trail Du Mt Blanc Chamonix France UTWT
2014 1st Mixed Team Kokoda Challenge Gold Coast Australia
2014 1st Place Oxfam TW Brisbane 2nd Place Overall 12 Hours 43 Minutes
2014 9th Place TNF100 Blue Mountains Australia UTWT
2014 6th Place UTMF Mt Fuji Japan UTWT
2014 6th Place Tarawera Ultra New Zealand UTWT
2014 2nd Place Spartan Sprint Brisbane 7km
2013 1st Place Hakuba International Trails 50km Japan New Course Record 5 Hours 34 minutes.
2013 9th Place Mt Blanc Marathon France 4 hours 57 minutes
2013 3rd Place The North Face 100 TNF100 11:45 PB
2013 1st Place Sydney Trail Series Race 3 Fastest Lap for the Series in 49:25
2013 2nd Place Ultra Trail Mt Fuji 25 Hours 56 Minutes
2013 1st Place Northburn 100 Mile 24 Hours 26 New Course Record
2013 1st Place Coastrek Palm Beach to Balmoral Beach 50km New Course Record 5 Hours 53 minutes
2013 1st Place Aura Australian Ultra Trail Running Championships Maroondah Dam 50km New Course Record 4 Hours 52 Minutes
2013 1st Place STS New Record 47:47
2013 1st Place STS New Record 47:57
2012 1st Place Inaugural STS 10.2km 50:16
2012 1st Place 30/50 Challenge Team Event 52km New Record 5 hours 24 minutes.
2012 1st Place in the Great Ocean Walk 100km VIC New Record Holder 11 hours 40 minutes.
2012 1st Place In Inaugural Surf Coast Century New Record holder 100km 10 hours 18 minutes
2012 1st Place Coastal Classic New Record Holder 2 hours 49 minutes.
2012 1st Place Oxfam Trail Walker Sydney Mixed Team New mixed Record 12:18 minutes
2012 3rd Place The Glow Worm Tunnel Marathon
2012 3rd Place The North Face 100 Australia 12 Hours 31 Seconds
2012 1st Place Foot Point Trail Series Race 1 and 2 (In Race 2 I beat all the boys too!) New Record.
2012 1st Place Coastrek 50km Palm Beach to Balmoral Beach New Record.
2011 1st Place GNW 100km Breaking the Record by 2 hours and 22 minutes, placing 2nd only to Brendan Davies.
2011 1st Place Coastal Classic New Record
2011 1st Place Coastrek New Record
2011 1st Place The Great Nosh
2009 1st Place Deep Space Mountain Marathon Shona’s First Marathon