Weʼre raising £4,000 to get Joanna Shallcross to fulfil her dream and get her to the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii in October 2018.
- Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
- 16 days to go
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Joanna Shallcross, the owner and lead coach at the ever-popular health and fitness gym The Barn, is an inspiration to all who know her. Selfless with her time and energy, every day Jo makes a real difference to the lives of the numerous children and adults she comes into contact with, irrespective of their ability or talent.
Joanna has a particular passion for working with children with disabilities. Her mission is to enable them to see that they are capable of so much more and to help them realise their dreams. Joanna also spends a great deal of time fund raising so that they can experience a wide variety of sports. Earlier this year she organised a fully funded bus trip to the Manchester Para Athlete Taster Day, with team clothing and bags for all competitors. This is in addition to Joanna organising a truly inspiring annual Children's Disability Triathlon at the David Lloyd Centre.
In her ‘free’ time, when not dealing with her large family of five children, and all her other commitments, she trains for long distance triathlons. In October last year she won her age group section in the Ironman Wales Triathlon to qualify for the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii in October 2018. Joanna is hoping to complete this race in 10 hours in the blazing heat and strong winds, which is sure to place her amongst the world’s very best in the 40 - 44 year-old division.
The funding target is purely for Joanna's entry fee, travel and accommodation costs. Any surplus will fund disabled children's activities.
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Aug 15, 2018
Good luck Jo. X
Jun 22, 2018
Go on Jo! You are an inspiration to us all with your incredible drive and fitness, not the mention all the wonderful things you do for others. Best of luck, you will be ace!!Abby and Pete xxx
May 23, 2018
Go for it Jo. Main thing to do is enjoy the WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS in Hawaii
May 22, 2018
Thank you for the enormous help you've given me in the last year. You've been fantastic
May 15, 2018
Jo has helped me and my pal Marty to swim at a acceptable level so I’m more than happy to donate a small amount to get her to a dream event xx
May 11, 2018
Brian... Jo is awesome and more so the inspirational teaching she does for the disability kids.... it always brings a smile to my face to see them achieve a goal... go Jo goooooo 💝
May 11, 2018
All the best Jo. You are an inspiration!! XX
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