Lorna Carrington, 17, gained Australian wide fame when she won the
1929 national/invitation 880 yards title in Australian record time
the 1930 Australian championships, she reduced this to 3:49. This was
remain an Australian record until March 1951 when another 17 year old,
Cabrera, clocked 3:43 at the Sydney Sports Ground grass track.
When this brilliant athlete died at age 27 in 1940, she held every Australian record, the 440 yards (1:38,8),880 yards (3:49), 1 mile (8:55) and 1500m (8:24.2). The Lorna Carrington Cup was instituted by the Australian Federation of Amateur Walking Clubs in 1958 when they formed.
The Cup was donated by L. & J. Woods, the first edition was held in 1960 and it was held every second year from then on. However, in 1967 it became an annual event and has been contested annually since then.
NSWRWC has consistently won this event and has shown itself to be the premier club with regard to womens walking in Australia. It remains the standard on which the other clubs can test themselves.
Download archived results - Lorna Carrington Cup 1960-2007