Tag Archives: Central Australia

Adventurer of The Month: Leanne Fitzgerald

Leanne Fitzgerald

Cause: National Breast Cancer Foundation
Adventure: NBCF’s Outback Trek for Research Larapinta 2019

As our Adventurer of the Month, Leanne has scored herself a $100 Paddy Pallin voucher! To be our next month’s winner, make sure you’re uploading your journey to social and use the hashtag #IveBeenInspired.

What motivated you to take on your Inspired Adventure?

I am doing this trek with my cousin in honour of my Aunty Shirl who lost her battle with breast cancer last year

How are you feeling about the challenge ahead? Have you ever been to Larapinta before?

I’ve never been to the Northern Territory before, but it’s always been on my bucket list.

I’m so excited to take on this challenge!

What have been some of the highlights of your Inspired journey so far?

There have been a few, but I would have to say my High Tea has been the biggest highlight so far. It was so much fun and we played lots of games.

I was able to raise around $2500!

Do you have any tips for other people currently training for their Inspired Adventure?

Just get active, try new things and set yourself little goals along the way. Finding a local park running route is a fantastic way to get started.

I have set myself a goal of running/ walking 750km before the trek begins.

"I’ve never been to the Northern Territory before, but it’s always been on my bucket list. I’m so excited to take on this challenge!"

Have you noticed any changes or transformation in your life since taking on your first adventure?

It has definitely gotten me back into running. I’m getting my fitness back and really looking forward to doing some longer bush walks and treks.

I have also registered to do UTA22 in March next year as part of my training.

What advice would you offer to other people looking to complete a challenge like this?

Find something you are passionate about, having a personal connection to your cause gives you the inspiration and determination.

Share your story and reach out to friends and family for support.   

unnamed (10)

Become our Adventurer of the Month to win a $100 Paddy Pallin voucher

Take a picture whilst on your adventure or when you’re training and use the hashtag #IveBeenInspired and your adventure hashtag. The most exciting use of the hashtag, with an adventure, and fitness focus will be our Adventurer of the Month – it’s that easy!