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Well done Uncle John and team

Posted by on June 1, 2015 at 3:18 pm

We’re sending a virtual big hug full of pride and thanks to my brother and Joey’s godfather and uncle, John, who completed his first marathon (Cork City Marathon, Ireland) today, Monday 1st June 2015, in a time of 3 hours 44 minutes, despite the gale force Irish winds, torrential rain and a pulled calf muscle! […]

Mission accomplished

Posted by on July 1, 2013 at 3:09 pm

We made it! Our team finished 5th (out of 13 female teams) and I pushed Joey in his wheelchair across the finish line with his arms in the air delighted with all the applause, cow bells clanging and crowds cheering. I completed my 15km leg in 1hr 48 minutes. It was an emotional day. Thank you […]

Ultra Trail for Joe and his ELA friends

Posted by on June 19, 2013 at 3:52 pm

Last year I promised our lovely neighbour Isabelle that we would run together in the 2013 Grand Duc ultra trail of the Chartreuse mountain range and raise some money for ELA. I’m sticking to my promise. On Sunday 30th June, we’ll be doing the team relay event: 5 women, four of us from the plateau where […]

Allez les filles…

Posted by on June 28, 2012 at 4:55 pm

The best of luck and thank you to our neighbour Isabelle and her team mates who are running in the Grand Duc mountainous cross country team relay race on Sunday 24 June and raising money for ELA. Joey is pictured here with four of the five heroic girls (left to right): Armelle, Isabelle, Anne-Chistine and Celine.

The ELA Cup

Posted by on May 29, 2009 at 11:20 pm

We’ve just come back from the opening ceremony of The ELA Cup organized by our local football team AS Gresivaudan at Pontcharra. The football tournament kicks off tomorrow and has attracted 16 under-13 teams from around the Isere region and further afield. In fact, three of the teams have travelled by bus all they way […]

Epic4Joe – mission complete

Posted by on March 29, 2009 at 11:08 am

I have just received Mark’s report of the final stage of the Cape Epic which you can read on the diary. Thank you to everyone who has supported them. Together you have raised well over two thousand pounds for the Myelin Project UK. We really appreciate it.


Posted by on February 20, 2009 at 1:17 am

I am pleased to announce Epic4Joe. Our friends Mark Lawn and Dave Featherstone, will race the Cape Epic Mountain Bike Race in South Africa on 21 – 28 March. Their team is called Epic4Joe and they’re raising money for The Myelin Project UK. This event is my ultimate dream and I am secretly very jealous, […]

Running for Joe in the Dublin City Marathon

Posted by on November 4, 2008 at 3:59 pm

On Monday 27 October 2008, Paul Hickey and Ciaran McNally, ran the Dublin City Marathon (26.2 miles) for ELA via Tri4Joe.  Paul posted an impressively speedy 2 hours 45 minutes time and Ciaran finished in a very respectable time of just over 4 hours.  We are so pleased that Paul and Ciaran have chosen to […]

1,500 euros raised in 4 miles

Posted by on October 4, 2008 at 10:16 pm

The eight Irish women that I wrote about in our last post have done a truly magnificent job by completing the Evening Echo Ladies Cork City mini marathon and raising 1,500 euros for the European Leukodystrophy Association. Thank you so much to Dee, Ger, Sharon, Maria, Deirdre, Kathy, Sinead, and Aideen, all of whom finished […]

Irish women Run4Joe

Posted by on September 26, 2008 at 2:59 pm

Eight Irish women, including my sister, Sharon, and my sister-in-law, Deirdre, will line up this weekend (Sunday 28 September) and Run4Joe to raise money and awareness for the European Leukodystrophy Association (ELA) at the Cork Ladies Mini Marathon.  The mini marathon consists of a 4 mile run through Cork City. A big thank you to […]