Katy Owen


Macmillan Cancer Support
At Macmillan, we know cancer can affect everything. Your body, your relationships, your money, everything. But Macmillan is here to help people live life, no matter what. We give you the support you need to hold on to who you are and what’s important. But right now, we can’t reach everyone who needs us. Almost half of us will get cancer, and we need your help to make sure that people get the support they need to face one of the toughest fights of their lives. Life with cancer is still life -let’s help people live it. We are a charity registered in England and Wales (261017), Scotland (SCO39907) and the Isle of Man (604).
Cancer Research UK
Cancer Research UK is the world’s leading charity dedicated to beating cancer through research. We’ve saved millions of lives by discovering new ways to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, and survival has doubled over the past 40 years. We fund research into more than 200 types of cancer from the most common, such as breast, bowel, lung and prostate cancers, to rare types of tumours and children’s cancers, we support groundbreaking science that benefits everyone.
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Katy's Worldwide Triathlon

Katy Owen

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/KatyOwen

This year, I completed a worldwide triathlon in aid of Cancer Research UK and Macmillan Cancer Support. With your help, I have gone beyond my original £10,000 target, raising well over £12,000 for these two amazing charities. 

I want to send a huge THANK YOU to my family, friends, well wishers and total strangers that have given me so much support and motivation over the last 12 months. I could not have done any of this without you, and I will never forget the kindness and generosity you have shown me. 

April 2013 - I RAN THE LONDON MARATHON (26.2 miles) IN 4 HOURS, 48 MINUTES

July 2013 - I CYCLED SOLO ACROSS CANADA (5,000 miles) IN 61 DAYS


I never thought I'd have to write something like this. Cancer happens to other people, not to my family and friends. Sadly I've learnt the hard way that this just isn't true. My Mum has multiple myeloma, an incurable type of blood cancer. My lovely Auntie Janet recently lost her second battle with cancer, and nearly two years ago breast cancer took my best friend's wonderful Mum.  

There are too many families missing their mums and too many mums who didn't get to see their children get married and who will never get to meet their grandkids. I can't cure Mum, and I can't bring back Janet and Sue - but by raising money I can help other people struggling to cope with the devastation of cancer; and at the same time honour the strength, spirit and unrelenting positivity of these three amazing women. 

I'm no athlete - I'm a reformed smoker, a dedicated gin drinker, and a lifelong salad dodger. This triathlon will be a huge challenge, but nowhere near as tough as the battles Janet and Sue fought and my Mum is fighting. These three brave women are my inspiration and will be in my thoughts every mile that I run, cycle and swim. Cancer has had a huge influence on my life, and I want to turn these experiences into something positive - a tribute worthy of a mum. 

I hope you think that my efforts are worth sponsoring: there will be months of dedicated training, healthy eating and worse, sobriety. I want to raise a massive £10,000 for these two fantastic charities. Every single penny counts, so please please please share this page with your family, friends and colleagues.


Questions, comments, suggestions? katyr.owen@gmail.com

Recent donors

11.01.14 Well done Katy, Maria has kept me updated on your progress.

11.01.14 Well done Katy, what a wonderful achievement you are an inspiration.

11.01.14 Well done Katy!

07.01.14 Well done again missy xx


07.01.14 Just read your final blog post, I think you are amazing xxx


02.01.14 Amazing work - you're a total legend and inspiration to us all. Big love xx

02.01.14 A brilliant fund raising achievement. Love Jacqui and Graham Conn

01.01.14 Well done Katy, what a star you are!

01.01.14 Best of luck today chop, thinking of you! Happy 2014 :D xx

31.12.13 Hope your nipples eventually return to their normal size after your swim friend!! Xx

31.12.13 What an amazing thing you are doing. Thank you for your inspirational accomplishments. You are a true role model

31.12.13 Go Katy!

31.12.13 Go, Katy go!

31.12.13 Congratulations on everything and sorry you won't be ona round number anymore!

29.12.13 It was bugging me you weren't on a round number! I look forward to seeing you on your return from the cold plunge! Massive well done, love the Levers xxx

27.12.13 Merry Christmas Katy! So proud of you, that's a lot of money you've raised... Enjoy your little swim!

24.12.13 Well done Katy - Good Luck in January love Lisa, Roland, Thomas and Natasha x


19.12.13 It's NOT a Christmas present. Proud of ya DG.

15.12.13 Two down one to go, so here's a little donation for the swim.

05.11.13 Well done Katy, Sponsor money raised by Ros

14.10.13 We are so sorry it has taken us this long to donate anything, we are very proud of you and think about you all the time! We'll donate some more soon. You are amazing. Lots of love from Stuart and Me (and Elliott xxx)

13.10.13 My son Mike ran Thames Riverside marathon in Aug raising £1600 for BigC in memory of his mum/my wife who passed away Jan 2013 from cancer. Just found Norwich Evening News dated April 6 2013 with you on front page, kept it to remind me to make donation.


Running total

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Lizzie Lucey
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