Jane Tomlinson Anniversary Challenge

finishWhen I signed up to take part in the Jane Tomlinson Appeal 10th Anniversary Challenge I knew that it would be gruelling, but it wasn't until the week before we set off that I really began to understand the commitment that we would need to complete it.

This mammoth 8 day challenge involved running the Paris Marathon ahead of a 6 day cycle route to London via Hull and the Jane Tomlinson Appeal's home turf of Yorkshire, then finishing off by running the London Marathon. 652 miles in 8 days!

10 years previously Jane Tomlinson CBE ran the London marathon for the first time, the first terminally ill breast cancer patient to complete it. Inspired by her example, a team of eight, including Jane's husband Mike and daughter Rebecca undertook this year's challenge. Jane's courage and determination helped us all to complete this extraordinarily testing challenge and raise many thousands of pounds for charity.

One of the other motivating factors was the support I have received from the hundreds of people who have made donations. I am enormously grateful for the generosity that they have shown.

I raised £5003.90 and this was split between the following charities,

For further updates see the Jane Tomlinson Appeal website.

Thanks so much for your support,

Greg

Updates from Greg on the Jane Tomlinson Appeal Challenge

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    Member of Parliament for Leeds North West, Greg Mulholland, has completed the gruelling Jane Tomlinson 10th Anniversary Challenge, conceived to mark Jane being the first terminally ill cancer patient to complete the London Marathon, completing the final leg on Sunday, the London Marathon, in a time of 3 Hours 42 minutes.

    Article / Apr 23, 2012
  • Day 2 - Bob and Greg set off on the 600 mil bike ride

    Member of Parliament for Leeds North West, Greg Mulholland, has completed the first two days of the huge Jane Tomlinson 10th Anniversary Challenge, completing the Paris Marathon and the first leg of the bike ride from Paris to Lens.

    Greg has joined Mike and Rebecca Tomlinson, along with a team including four time Ironman champion, Chrissie Wellington, in taking on an 8 days challenge, completing the Paris Marathon and a 6 day cycle route to London ahead of the London Marathon via Hull and the Jane Tomlinson Appeal's home turf of Yorkshire.

    Article / Apr 17, 2012
  • With other Holt Park London Marathon entrants - Rowan Eastwood and Mark Robinson

    Six Yorkshire charities will benefit from funds raised by three energetic people working at the Holt Park Centre who are running the London Marathon on 22 April. Rowan Eastwood from Older People's Action in the Locality (OPAL), Mark Robinson of the Holt Park Sports Centre and Greg Mulholland MP, whose constituency office is in the Centre, will be amongst the runners setting out from Greenwich Park to run 26 miles through the capital.

    Article / Apr 16, 2012
  • Greg with Mike Tomlinson

    "Are you going to join us then?!" Those were the few, seemingly innocuous words. Trouble is, they came from Mike Tomlinson. On Twitter. It was my fault, for tweeting Mike after I heard that policeman Bob Bowman, a trustee of the Leeds Rugby Foundation, was taking part in the Jane Tomlinson Appeal 10th Anniversary Challenge. This was to involve running the Paris Marathon, cycling from there to London, via Leeds (a distance of about 600 miles) then running the London marathon, without a day to recover. I laughed Mike's reply off. But a seed was sown. The damage was done. A week later I was having a pint (well a couple) with Mike and Siobhan, who works for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.

    Article / Apr 13, 2012
  • Sponsors - 2 View properties

    Member of Parliament for Leeds North West, Greg Mulholland, has today welcomed the support of Leeds based, 2View Properties, for his mammoth Jane Tomlinson Appeal 10th anniversary challenge in support of the Appeal, Kidz in Kampz and the Leeds Rugby Foundation.

    Later this week, Greg will join Mike and Rebecca Tomlinson, along with a team including four time Ironman champion, Chrissie Wellington and West Yorkshire Police officer, Bob Bowman, to begin an 8 days challenge, completing the Paris Marathon and a 6 day cycle route to London ahead of the London Marathon via Hull and the Jane Tomlinson Appeal's home turf of Yorkshire.

    Article / Apr 13, 2012
  • Greg and Mike Evans

    Member of Parliament for Leeds North West, Greg Mulholland, has today welcomed the sponsorship of cycle shop, Evans Cycles, for his mammoth Jane Tomlinson Appeal 10th anniversary challenge in support of the Appeal, Kidz in Kampz and the Leeds Rugby Foundation.

    Later this month, Greg will join Mike and Rebecca Tomlinson, along with a team including four time Ironman champion, Chrissie Wellington and West Yorkshire Police officer, Bob Bowman, in taking on an 8 days challenge, completing the Paris Marathon and a 6 day cycle route to London ahead of the London Marathon via Hull and the Jane Tomlinson Appeal's home turf of Yorkshire.

    Article / Apr 13, 2012
  • Leeds Rhinos supporting Greg and Bob taking part in the Challenge

    Leeds Rhinos stars have throw their weight behind Greg Mulholland MP and Bob Bowman of West Yorkshire Police, who are taking part in the Jane Tomlinson Appeal 10th Anniversary challenge, raising money for Leeds Rugby Foundation, as well as the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.

    Greg is a Vice President of the Leeds Rugby Foundation and Bob is one of its trustees. The Foundation promotes community participation and work to transform young peoples' lives through the power of sport by fighting social inequality.

    Article / Apr 10, 2012
  • Sponsors - Up & Running

    Member of Parliament for Leeds North West, Greg Mulholland, has today welcomed the sposorship of Leeds based fitness company, Up and Running, during his mammoth challenge for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, Kidz in Kampz and the Leeds Rugby Foundation.

    Later this month, Greg will join Mike and Rebecca Tomlinson, along with a team including four time Ironman champion, Chrissie Wellington and West Yorkshire Police officer, Bob Bowman, in taking on an 8 days challenge, completing the Paris Marathon and a 6 day cycle route to London ahead of the London Marathon via Hull and the Jane Tomlinson Appeal's home turf of Yorkshire.

    Article / Apr 3, 2012
  • Greg with Mike

    Member of Parliament for Leeds North West, Greg Mulholland, has today announced his decision to take on a mammoth challenge, in support of the Jane Tomlinson Appeal 10th anniversary.

    In April this year, Greg will join Mike and Rebecca Tomlinson, along with a team including four time Ironman champion, Chrissie Wellington, in taking on an 8 days challenge, completing the Paris Marathon and a 6 day cycle route to London ahead of the London Marathon via Hull and the Jane Tomlinson Appeal's home turf of Yorkshire.

    Article / Mar 26, 2012

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