Leg 31 – 11th August
Starting at Appletreewick and Ending at Ribblehead
The Days Journey
Thanks so much to everyone who donated and to all who took part in the Leg 31 event by either running or walking and for volunteering – none of it would have happened without you ….and of course special thanks to Garry Wilkinson for his fantastic organisation skills, enthusiasm and total dedication to making it a success – it really really was!
I am now even more inspired and in awe of Stephen Taylor and what he is doing to help those with Cystic Fibrosis – pure strength and determination ….please continue to spread the word as he take on the Lakes on Monday –#seeingoffCFtogether …see Stephens video clip.
Our Sponsor for Today
Around 140 of us will be completing either 50 or 25 k - it's going to be brilliant and we're so grateful to everyone for their support. We are especially grateful to Mason's Campsite in Appletreewick who have supported the Leg 31 event tomorrow and some of our entrants are camping there tonight! www.masonscampsite.co.uk Masons is run by a small team who all love camping and work hard to ensure you have the best holiday you can! Their dog-friendly riverside site is situated in the village of Appletreewick on the banks of the River Wharfe, and is open from the 1st of April or Easter, whichever comes first. They offer pitches for you to bring your own unit, or you can turn up to your very own glamping safari tent or yurt. Massive thanks to them once again - and a massive thanks also to The Mountain Rescue Team for marshalling and supporting the event, to Mountain Fuel Sports Nutrition for supplying energy fuel drinks , to TriCAD Solutions Ltd for their invaluable help with maps and The Fell Bike & Triathlon Superstore for the Bib numbers - as ever, none of this would be possible without our generous sponsors and supporters.
Todays Leg is Dedicated to:
All parents and siblings of those with CF - the sometimes forgotten heroes....
Today we have a special dedication – to all the families, parents and siblings of those with Cystic Fibrosis…and to say thanks to them for all that they do and to recognise it’s hard for them too – seeing someone you love struggle with such a debilitating, life limiting illness like CF is heartbreaking….here are a couple of messages from 2 mothers of CF sufferers…..
Andrea, mother of Sophie …”When we brought our beautiful angel home from hospital, little would we realise what life was to throw at us. Sophie was diagnosed with CF at 8 1/2 months old and our lives were turned upside down over night. CF is a daily battle, every day we get up and grab it by the horns and control it with tablets, inhalers, nebulisers, physio, exercise special diet and iv antibiotics. The pressure it puts on the child in question the family and their siblings is so much. Time is taken away from other family members with all the time CF takes. Every day we do this battle but one day we hope we will get up and our battle will be over and we will have won.
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR SUPPORT.”
Samantha, mother of Amelia….”I have two daughters one with Cystic Fibrosis and the other not even a carrier… and we work hard to make sure the only difference is CF. Sometimes it’s tough but we are a strong family and have loads of fun and laughs …and of course plenty of fall outs like any other family! Thanks for recognising other family members today – it means a lot”
See the attached video clip made by The Cystic Fibrosis Trust giving siblings the opportunity to chat and ask questions about CF – and if any other families or friends or CF sufferers want to post comments below please do ….Leg 31 is for you all xx
Beer of the Day
A Special Beer for a Special Day created by The New Inn at Appletreewick to support the challenge – many thanks to them.