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Julie Howell

Julie's Tewkesbury Sprint Triathlon page

doing a sprint triathlon for PSC - Support because PSC support is run purely by people fundraising.

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  • Event: Tewkesbury Sprint Triathlon, 11 May 2014

PSC - Support

We fund medical research to help find a cure for PSC

Charity Registration No. 1175427

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Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page. Please read on and give something however small your donation be every little will help! 

Huge thank you to all who offered support in any way to get me through it, even my son on the morning emailed to say good luck! Thanks to all who sponsored us, it is a huge incentive to keep training and not to give up. Really pleased with to total.

Just finished! 2 hrs 8 mins,  so very happy as the conditions were dreadful. Even seasoned triathletes weren't enjoying the conditions, especially as we were into the wind at end of both cycle and run! Strong and gusty winds throughout the course, why is it when it is windy you always seem to be going into the wind! 

Huge thanks also to my friend Carole who has trained and competed with me. We even managed the odd chat on the way around. We have kept each other motivated throughout the training. She is also supporting PSC charity fundraising. 

I have been recently diagnosed with a liver condition called Primary sclerosing chlolangitis. PSC is an uncommon chronic liver disease in which the bile ducts inside and outside the liver progressively decrease in size due to inflammation and scarring. The charity, PSC Support, helps people affected by PSC and is run by volunteers. They provide support and help with understanding the illness. They also help raise awareness of PSC and organ donation and raise funding for research. At the moment there is no cure or treatment for PSC and all money will go help research.

As you may already know, I enjoy keeping fit and healthy but at times have felt too tired to maintain this. I am now determined to train to put the three disciplines of swimming, cycling and running together in one event. I can easily complete each of the three alone, the challenge will be to complete all three one after the other! Training has begun in the pool and on the road, the bike. Swimming is my weakest part but even my son now realises how odd the legs feel after getting off the bike and attempting to run when he went for a cycle then ran just one mile!

Your donations will ease the tiredness and the days when appetite is struggling and make sure Carole and I keep on track with our training.

 

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  • Just done 400m swim and 3.5k run, feeling good.

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