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AFTER a horse riding acci-
dent in 1997 left her with a
brain injury, completing the
City to Bay Fun Run seemed
an impossible challenge to
However, Jane set herself
the goal to compete in the
event this year and she fin-
ished fifth in the six-kilome-
tre wheelchair category.
The Kadina mother of two
completed the event in 58
minutes and 49 seconds with
her daughter Alice as carer
"Alice wanted to do it and
I thought I can't walk, I can't
wheelchair," Jane said.
Whilst Alice was sur-
prised by her mum's fifth-
place performance, Jane took
it in her stride.
"In the paper, I read I was
the fifth wheelchair through,
and I was like ok fair
enough," Jane said.
The biggest hurdle for
Jane was coming to terms
with being back in a wheel-
After her accident, Jane
went through extensive reha-
bilitation and was deter-
mined to be without the aid
of a wheelchair.
"Having to overcome the
fact I had to sit in a wheel-
chair to do the race was hard
for me," Jane said.
But Jane got back in the
wheelchair to participate in
the fun run and navigated
Alice through the crowds of
walkers and runners.
"If there was a gap in the
people, we would go through
the gap then go across the
road to go around the next
group of people," Jane said.
"Alice only hit one per-
Whilst completing small
tasks may take longer for
Jane than the average person,
she is a determined person
and gives everything her best
effort, including walking the
last 100 metres of the fun run
to cross the finish line.
"People in the crowd start-
ed clapping," Alice said.
Next year, Jane is aiming
for the 12km wheelchair
event and plans to raise some
money for a worthy cause.
READY TO GO... Jane
her daughter Alice
about to start the
City to Bay Fun Run;
they finished fifth in
Jane wheels through the City to Bay
40 YEARS AGO
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1972: Roger Spry,
captain of the Kadina football team for many years,
retires from the game. Former cricket captain of
South Australia, Les Favell, and former test umpire
Col Egar will visit Ardrossan with The Advertiser
cricket coaching school. Thelma Baker (Kadina),
Judith Campbell (Kadina), Peter Watson (Moonta)
and Michael Nixon (Maitland) attend an
International Rules basketball umpiring and referee
school in Kadina. Wallaroo Sailing Club members
attend Grange club's opening and the Penney boys,
in their handsome new sharpie, come sixth to defeat
the club's B grade champion. Stefan Cross is born to
Kaye (nee Frost) and Robert Cross on October 2.
Wallaroo Mines bowler Lance Cross presents the
club with a handsome brass bell which he purchased
during a Queensland holiday. Minlaton Motors
advertise a MF 585 (1968) 15' diesel SP for $6850.
30 YEARS AGO
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1982: Retiring
Jack Peters receives a farewell gift from Dean
Newbold, of Dean Newbold Pty Ltd, Alford. The
Royal Exchange Hotel, Kadina, conducts a unique
event called the YP Arm Wrestling Championship,
first prize $20 --- champion man, Leon Francis
(Kadina); lady, Tania White (Moonta). Wallaroo
Primary School year 7 student Katrina Woods is
assisted by Mrs Muller in a kite making workshop.
Coobowie Tennis Club's three new $30,000 tennis
courts and new clubrooms to be officially opened.
John McDonnell, from the Warooka Hotel, shows
he can play golf as well as pull a beer by winning the
men's stroke competition. Maitland Area School
year 9 students David Qualmann, Craig Tiver and
Neil Buckskin help complete a new animal house at
20 YEARS AGO
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1992: Fifty years
after its commissioning, several former members of
the crew of the Australian minesweeper HMAS
Wallaroo will visit Wallaroo for a memorial service
to the vessel. Moonta/Wallaroo Foodland special on
quality sides of lamb, $1.99/kg. Moonta children
Bonny Waters (10) and Matthew Morby (2) are all
smiles as they enjoy the giant airbag at the Moonta
10 YEARS AGO
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2002: Port
Victoria 91-year-old Bert Qualmann has waited 60
years to be recognised for his war effort and is
rewarded with his medal and certificate. Crops are
hanging on near Port Broughton for farmer Dean
Dolling and his three sons Charles, James and
Edward after downgraded estimates are forecast.
Maitland Health Centre has a new practice manag-
er and coordinator, Sally Dearing. The re-enact-
ment of the Royal Mail Run, dubbed 'The Link to
the Lower End', is one of the activities held during
the annual Inneston/Stenhouse Bay/Marion Bay
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