Sean Connelly

Sean Connelly

Sean & Louise's fundraising page


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]UPDATE:[/p][p]Just wanted to let you all know we had another fantastic Great North Run weekend up in Tyneside. Despite the horrendous rain on the way up there on Saturday, we were very fortunate with the weather on Sunday. It was cool and cloudy with sun shining a little at the start with a bit of breeze. Only at the end when we would really like the sun to appear, the wind picked up and made us cold.[/p][p]Despite Louise’s serious lack of training this year (half a dozen runs in the two weeks before the race) and having to start a zone further back (takes her about 20 mins to cross the start line after the gun goes) she did amazingly well with 02:07:04. In fact she appeared a lot sooner at the finish than I expected. My race went well and I managed to knock 26 seconds of my previous best GNR time so it’s now down to 01:33:33. I’m very pleased with that. Still some 33 minutes behind Mo which is quite a lot given that I was only 25 metres behind him at the start![/p][p]Unfortunately no Red Arrows display over the coast at the finish but we did get to see them do their flyover the Tyne Bridge as usual. After some hot drinks and little leg massage courtesy of the good folks in the Diabetes UK charity tent we made our way back to the B&B by ferry, bus, metro and foot just before the rain came again! I clocked it up and as well as running 13.1 miles we also walk an additional 5 miles getting to & from the start & finish....well at least it helps the legs from becoming too stiff![/p][p] The support from the crowds was amazing...everyone is so supportive, even when leaving the B&B at 8;30am heading off on our journey to the start line, people on the street were wishing us good luck.....the Geordies are a very friendly bunch :-)[/p][p]But now it’s time to say once again a huge thank you for all you guys for supporting us by putting your hands in your pockets and sponsoring our chosen cause this year, Diabetes UK. We have already raised over our target of £500 and expect the final amount will be higher still when all the donations are in. Just from this one race alone Diabetes UK have raised over £107K which is a huge amount to go towards supporting and finding a cure for this condition.[/p][p] We love being able to do something so worthwhile but without your support we could never achieve what we have these past 17 years so as always it is really, really appreciated. Thank you![/p][p][br][/p][p]Sean & Louise[/p][p][br][/p][p]Hi Everyone[/p][p] [/p][p]Here we go again! Our 17th consecutive Great North Run is fast approaching on Sunday 10th September. This year we’re raising money for [b]Diabetes UK[/b] in honour of good friends and family members who are living with diabetes and its complications on a daily basis.[/p][p]"Feeling like you've been punched in the face by a boxer when your bloods aint right" is just one example.[/p][p] [/p][p]The Science Bit - Insulin is a hormone produced by the pancreas that plays a very important role in our bodies. After we eat, we begin to digest carbohydrates, breaking them down into glucose (sugar). The insulin released by the pancreas moves glucose into our cells, where it is used as fuel for energy.*[/p][p] [/p][p]Diabetes is a serious life-long health condition that occurs when the amount of glucose in the blood is too high because the body can’t use it properly. If left untreated, high blood glucose levels can cause serious health complications. Long and short-term complications can impact on a wide variety of parts of the body including eyes, heart, kidneys, nerves and feet.*[/p][p] [/p][p]There are two main types of diabetes: About 10% of diabetics are Type 1 and about 90% are Type 2. They’re different conditions, caused by different things, but they are both serious and need to be treated and managed properly.*[/p][p] [/p][p]Our Bit - At this time there is no known cure for Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes. However [b]Diabetes UK[/b] is funding pioneering, life-changing research into care, treatment and prevention and working to find a cure for all types of diabetes. So we want to help![/p][p] [/p][p]Virgin Money Giving is 100% not for profit. Your donations will be quickly processed and passed to [b]Diabetes UK [/b]and any gift aid will be claimed on the charity's behalf where eligible (if you’re a tax payer that means another 25% goes to the Charity).[/p][p] [/p][p]Thank you once again for your continued generosity no matter how big or small.[/p][p] [/p][p]Sean & Louise xxx[/p][p] [/p][p][i]* Diabetes UK website[/i][/p]




Nov 23, 2017

Sean and Louise

Rounding it all up!


plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Sep 21, 2017


This is too easy for you now


Sep 19, 2017


Well done to you both


plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Sep 18, 2017

Rob Sculfor

Well done again!


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 18, 2017

Tracie Preston

Congrats Sean and Louise!!


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 12, 2017

Colin Higginson

Well done Sean. Great achievement for a very worthy charity.


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 11, 2017

Julie Holland

Well done yet again you 2 x


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Sep 11, 2017


From all at 2magpies


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 10, 2017

Trisha and Derek

Well done to you and Louise


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Sep 10, 2017

Steve Gresty

Good luck Sean and Louise


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

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