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Fran Hurndall begins epic 1000km journey from Gold Coast to Sydney

Former Arsenal Academy player, Fran Hurndall has set off on her incredible running adventure to raise money for Women Sport Australia. 

Starting on Thursday 20th July to coincide with the beginning of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, Fran has so far completed 192kms of running over 6 days, totalling around 34 hours of running.

Fran’s ambitious goal is all about setting a new benchmark for herself and encouraging people to challenge themselves.

“This is definitely the most challenging thing I have ever done, but that is why it has never been done before, my mindset is strong and I’m feeling good,” she said while dribbling her soccer ball through Woodburn, a small highway town on the banks of the Richmond River in New South Wales. “It’s amazing what the body can do when you put it to the limit.” 

Fran says one of the best parts so far has been “interacting with the beautiful community and being able to ‘run’ the coast and see all the beautiful landscapes” that the East Coast of Australia offers.

While the most challenging moment? “Definitely controlling the soccer ball down hill!” 

Fran is continuing her run through Northern NSW, this week before reaching Coffs Harbour later this coming weekend. Updates will be shared via the Women Sport Australia social media channels. 

Fran’s ultimate goal is to raise $500,000 for Women Sport Australia. With the money raised having just ticked over $7,000, there’s still time to donate before Fran’s run ends on Sunday August 20 – the day of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Final match.

Donations can be made via the Australian Sports Foundation 

For more information contact: Fran Hurndall

Phone: 0404 310 316



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