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The Resource Adventurous spirit, Heather Hawkins

Adventurous spirit, Heather Hawkins

Label
Adventurous spirit
Title
Adventurous spirit
Statement of responsibility
Heather Hawkins
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At 41 - with two teenagers and a contentedly unadventurous life - Heather Hawkins made a doctor's appointment. Diagnosed with stage one ovarian cancer, within nine days she had surgery to remove an 18cm tumour, and a full hysterectomy. Instead of chemotherapy, she chose a non-invasive surveillance treatment. The experience reignited Heather's adventurous and invincible spirit. At 47 she pulled on an old pair of shorts and runners and struggled to the end of a 4km mothers' day fun run with her kids. Five years later she has 17 marathons and 3 ultra marathons under her belt, including the North Pole Marathon and the extraordinary World Marathon Challenge - a gruelling seven marathons in seven days on seven continents. She topped that off by trekking 1700km in the thin air of Nepal's Great Himalaya Trail. And she's only just getting started
Biography type
individual biography
Biographical or historical data
In 2007 Heather Hawkins was diagnosed with Stage One Ovarian Cancer. Surgery to remove the 20 cm tumour and perform a complete hysterectomy was performed nine days after diagnosis. Heather was spared extreme radio and chemotherapy and became the first woman in Australia to trial a new non- invasive surveillance treatment for post ovarian cancer surgery. Now, 9 years later, Heather is in remission. Heather's journey though cancer ignited her hunger for physical challenges. After successfully completing her SLS Bronze Medal two years after diagnosis, Heather competed in her first running event, The Mothers' Day Classic. She was 47 years old and it was 2012. Now, just a few short years later she has now completed 6 x half marathons, 15 x full marathons and 3 x ultra marathons. These included the 2015 North Pole Marathon in which she won the women's division and was 12th across the finish line and the incredible 2016 World Marathon Challenge, covering 7 marathons in 7 days on 7 continents. In February 2016 Heather commenced the world's longest trek, the Great Himalaya Trail. A 153 day journey of 1,750kms, crossing the top of Nepal from East to West. Heather will return to Nepal in October 2107 to revisit the magnificent Himalayas and raise funds for cancer research in October 2017. This will be shortly followed by the Volcano Marathon in the Atacama Desert in Chile in November 2017.
Cataloging source
ANL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hawkins, Heather
Dewey number
796.4252092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Hawkins, Heather
  • Ovaries
  • Marathon running
  • Autobiographies
  • Ovaries
  • Cancer
  • Marathon running
Target audience
adult
Label
Adventurous spirit, Heather Hawkins
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Sometimes life takes us to places we never planned to go"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060652820
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
230 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760522803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)990329648
Label
Adventurous spirit, Heather Hawkins
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Sometimes life takes us to places we never planned to go"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000060652820
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
230 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760522803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits (some colour)
System control number
(OCoLC)990329648

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