Member of Parliament for Leeds North West, Greg Mulholland, and West Yorkshire Policeman Bob Bowman, have 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, the London marathon, on Sunday.
Greg and Bob joined Mike and Rebecca Tomlinson, along with a team including four time Ironman champion, Chrissie Wellington, in taking on an 8 days challenge. They both completed the Paris marathon before embarking on the epic cycle from Paris to London via Hull and the Jane Tomlinson Appeal’s home turf of Yorkshire. Having arrived in London on Saturday evening, and despite the previous 6 days exertion, Greg and Bob then took on and completed the London Marathon.
Greg has been raising money for The Jane Tomlinson Appeal, Kidz in Kampz, and The Leeds Rugby Foundation.
Greg has been backed in the challenge by a number of local businesses: 2 View Properties, Hamara Healthy Living Centre, Up and Running, Evans Cycles, jet2.com and Lucozade.
“I am absolutely delighted to have completed to Jane Tomlinson 10th Anniversary challenge.
“This was without doubt the toughest challenge I have ever taken on and despite the terrible weather conditions, as well as having to battle through a nasty cold, as a team, we were able to work together to get ourselves over the finish line on the Mall on Sunday.
“The thought of all the money we were raising for the Leeds Rugby Foundation and the other charities we were supporting undoubtedly kept us going, as did the thoughts of Jane, who has inspired so many in completing similarly amazing feats of endurance.
“Whilst this was an amazing experience and one that I will not be forgetting in a hurry, I’m not sure I will be sticking my hand up volunteering to take part in any more of Mike Tomlinson’s challenges any time soon!”
“This day 10 years ago changed Jane's life and changed our lives as well. There's no way we would be here if it wasn't for Jane.
"She battled so hard and so long, we wanted to celebrate today by being here and doing a bit of an extraordinary challenge ourselves."
It is still not too late to sponsor Greg and Bob.
You can sponsor Greg by going to justgiving http://www.justgiving.com/Greg-Mulholland-Jane-Tomlinson-Challenge or by text 70070 with the code ‘GMJT70’ followed by the amount. eg: GMJT70 £10 or via cheques, payable to the Jane Tomlinson Appeal to his office at Wainwright House, 12 Holt Park Centre, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 7SR
You can sponsor Bob on his Justgiving page http://www.justgiving.com/robert-bowman0