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Ultra Runner Shane Johnstone’s 1000km Bibbulmun Track 10-Day Run for Wildlife Conservation


On Good Friday 29th of March, 2024, at 5:50 am, starting in Albany, Shane Johnstone, an ultra-runner, will embark on an awe-inspiring quest to tackle the Bibbulmun Track in Western Australia with the ambitious goal of completing it in under 10 days, aiming to establish a new Fastest Known Time (FKT) record. This endeavor will see Shane running an average of over 100 kilometres per day on undulating technical trail, showcasing the epitome of human determination and perseverance.

The Bibbulmun Track, spanning over 1,000 kilometres of rugged terrain, is a revered trail that challenges even the most seasoned adventurers. Shane’s mission to conquer it in record time is not just about personal achievement, it’s a passionate endeavor to raise awareness and funds for the Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC), an organization dedicated to protecting Australia’s precious wildlife and habitats.

“Running the Bibbulmun Track in under 10 days is an immense challenge, but the cause is worth every step,” says Shane Johnstone. “Australia’s unique biodiversity is facing unprecedented threats, and the Australian Wildlife Conservancy plays a crucial role in safeguarding our natural heritage. I’m honored to use my passion for trail running to support their vital conservation efforts.”

To support Shane’s endeavor and contribute to wildlife conservation, individuals can donate to the Australian Wildlife Conservancy through the dedicated Transcend Trails x AWC fundraising page. Every donation will directly fund AWC’s initiatives to protect endangered species and restore ecosystems across Australia.

Throughout Shane’s epic journey, supporters can track his progress in real-time through the Transcend Trails Instagram and Facebook pages. A live tracker will provide updates on his location and progress along the Bibbulmun Track, allowing followers to witness his remarkable FKT attempt unfold.

Shane extends an open invitation to all outdoor enthusiasts to join him on the trail for a jog, no matter the distance. Whether for a few kilometers or a few hours, everyone is encouraged to participate and show their support for wildlife conservation. Shane’s journey is not just about breaking records; it’s about bringing communities together for a shared cause.

Shane’s attempt is made possible through the generous support of his sponsors: Valetudo Fitness and Physio, Corrie Johnstone Endurance Coaching, Transcend Trails, Tarkine Athletics, Tribe & Trail, and Tailwind Nutrition. Their expertise, resources, and unwavering support have been instrumental in preparing Shane for this monumental challenge. Shane would also like the thank the Bibbulmun Track Foundation and all their volunteers who have established an amazing resource showcasing the beauty of Western Australia. To have over 1000km of well-maintained trail spanning from Albany to Kalamunda featuring regular refuge huts and water tanks is a true asset.

For media inquiries, interviews, or sponsorship opportunities, please contact:

shane@fitnessandphysio.com 0428 122 378 (pre and post run)
corrie@fitnessandphysio.com 0415 834 223 (during run)