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Joe and Jack Lacy

2018 Virgin Money London Marathon

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[p]#26@62Jack&Joe [/p][p]Marathon report 2018 [/p][p]You will probably have heard by now, sorry I did not win the London marathon on Sunday but if you had that each way bet and predicted that I would come in 38669th place then you are in for a big pay out. I may not have won but neither did Mo Farah as we both “struggled with the pace and the heat”[/p][p]To read the full story of London Burning and the 3 things I had in common with Mo Farah. click on.[/p][p][br][/p][p]https://wordpress.com/post/alongwayfromtipperary.wordpress.com/1224[/p][p]It was a real pleasure having Jack running on the day and this is what he had to say a few days later. [/p][p][i]Even though we both had our problems with injuries during training, and it was officially the hottest London Marathon ever. Both me and my dad [/i][url=https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100011087584178&fref=mentions][i]Joe[/i][/url][i] were able to make it over the finish line today. Though I think he ended it in a much better state than I did, I don't think a smile left his face for the whole 26.2 miles.[/i] [/p][p][i]I'd like to thanks everyone who came down to support as well, it means so much to have people on the sidelines cheering you on, it really forces you to put on a smile, pick up the pace and forget the pain for a little while.[/i] [/p][p][i]Anyone who knows my dad knows how much of an inspiration he was and he has not let his diagnosis slow him down at all, completing 3 marathons all over the age of 60. It was my absolute privilege to run with him for his last London Marathon, (Or at least that's what he's saying for now). He's raised so much for Parkinson's over these three marathons and I know the whole family couldn't be prouder of him, but unfortunately there still isn't a cure for Parkinson's yet, and what is needed is more funding. Our donation page will be open for a few more days after the marathon and it would mean so much to us you were able to donate, no matter how small, it all makes a difference.[/i] [/p][p][img][/img][/p][p]A lot happens in 3 years. However if you had told me in 2015 that I would run 3 marathons and be interviewed by a high street men's fitness magazine I'd tell you to stay off the mushrooms. But here we are at the cusp of three marathons in a row and this time it really is 'we'. I'm delighted that Jack, my son, has announced that he will also run the London Marathon in 2018 to help raise funds for Parkinsons.[/p][p]We did a great Volcano climb together in 2016 and 'putting on the jersey' with one of your children is a special moment. It's not as if we will be crossing the line together (we are likely to be 3 hours apart) but just being in the same event together means so much. [/p][p]When I finished in 2017, obscured by Ciaran, I never felt it was my last. However I'm pretty confident THIS is my final marathon (unless I get a free entry to New York Marathon). Training has been tough, interrupted by niggerley little injuries, although it's fascinating to have similar injuries to famous footballers. I'm like Neymar Rooney and Beckham waiting to see if my metatarsal will repair in time for the big day. [/p][p]Jack has to fit in his training in between his final exams but he is on schedule for the Bath Half on 4th March. I don't envy his training weather but we did manage a bit of warm weather training at Christmas with our favourite buddies. [/p][p]Having the marathon as a target keeps me motivated. Parkinsons can be a motivation killer as well as a movement suppressor and it is so important to exercise as research has shown that regular exercise will slow down the progression of this disease. Running the marathon isn't just about raising money for charity. This is personal. I am doing all I can to help fund research and hopefully, one day soon, find a cure for Parkinsons. So once again I am asking you to sponsor myself and Jack. Thank you.[/p][p][br][/p][p]By the way, if you're interested, I've recently written an article on 'dealing with diagnosis' which will be published in the World Parkinson's Congress blog. link https://www.worldpdcongress.org/home/2018/2/27/dealing-with-diagnosis[/p][p]You can also follow adventures on my own blog. [url=https://wordpress.com/posts/alongwayfromtipperary.wordpress.com]https://wordpress.com/posts/alongwayfromtipperary.wordpress.com[/url][/p][p]The interview went well with coach magazine. [url=http://www.coachmag.co.uk/]http://www.coachmag.co.uk/[/url][/p][p]they will have it online Here it is.[/p][p] http://www.coachmag.co.uk/running/7452/what-s-it-like-to-run-the-london-marathon-when-you-have-parkinson-s[/p][p]­­­Next Sunday Jack and I will be on telly running the London Marathon. If you want to follow us on the day download the Virgin Marathon 2018 app and insert our numbers 45262 and 45263 in favourites. I've downloaded it and added a few Kenyans and Mo Farah to my favourites I need to know where they are. I don't want them sneaking up on me and pipping me at the post. [/p][p][br][/p][p]Download now and don't forget to donate. Thanks so much to all of you who have already done so, your support gives us great support and hope for a cure. [/p][p]?? App store ?? [url=****/VMLMIOSApp2018]****/VMLMIOSApp2018[/url] [/p][p]?? Android ?? [url=****/VMLMApp2018]****/VMLMApp2018[/url][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p] [/p]
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2018 Virgin Money London Marathon

2018 Virgin Money London Marathon

22 Apr 2018

Charity

Parkinson's UK

Parkinson's UK

Supporters

21-May-2018

Anonymous

Great effort once again Joe.

£30.00

14-May-2018

Tom Sarginson

Inspiring stuff Jack and Joe - congrats!

£20.00

12-May-2018

Anonymous

Great achievement Jack and Joe, let's find a cure. Mike Mucklow

£100.00

12-May-2018

Anonymous

Great job Boys. Vun and family

£30.00

08-May-2018

Anonymous

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

08-May-2018

Alison Fletcher

Amazing!

£50.00

30-Apr-2018

Colin and Caroline Murray

Great job - well done to both of you. We were in the crowd last Sunday, so know how hot it was. Hoped to see you at the finish Joe, but we had a medical situation to deal with at about your finish time. Hope to see you soon. Colin and Caroline

£30.00

29-Apr-2018

Andy

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

25-Apr-2018

James - Frankie the Lion

Joe, an absolute honour and privilege to run with you on Sunday. You are truly an inspiration. The good news is someone got a great photo of us together which I have. Drop me an email (jamessapwell1 gmail.com) and i'll send it over! All the best, James

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

23-Apr-2018

Anonymous

Great stuff Joe and Jack ! Turlough

£150.00