Ultrarunner Jane Trumper has just become the first woman to run across Australia’s Simpson Desert. Running in temperatures approaching 45 degrees Celsius,Jane, a nurse who only took up running 8 years ago, began her journey on April Fools Day, 2012.
It took Jane, a 51 year old intensive care nurse, 10 days to cover the 650 km journey, finishing in Birdsville after a detour caused by heavy rains forcing her to run 750 km. Jane attempted the multiday run last year but was thwarted by bushfires.
Jane is raising money for Bear Cottage, a charity that provides a respite hospice in Manly, NSW
Janes blog: Ultrasmall