Chris's gruelling Ride Across Britain

In March 2014, Chris Tweedy’s wife, Nicky, had a routine day case varicose vein operation. Less than 36 hours later she sadly died of a pulmonary embolism when a blood clot formed at the operation site and travelled through her heart to her lungs.

Mark's 50km Swimming Challenge 2019

Following a pulmonary embolism (blood clot on the lung) in 2016, I took up swimming to help me recover physically and mentally.

I have challenged myself to complete 5 swimming marathons in 7 weeks. 

Charlotte's climb - Mount Snowden

In July 2019, I am participating in a group climb of Mount Snowdon with my school. I am so grateful to have been given this opportunity and am so excited about using it as an excuse to promote awareness and raise money for Thrombosis UK!

Team Shipley Walk 2019

The total raised by Team Shipley since 2012 for Thrombosis UK is £23,376.14p

On Friday 25th October 2019 Martin and Maureen Shipley completed their epic walk around the coast of the British Isles where it had begun at Robin Hood’s Bay on Valentine’s Day, 14th February all done in memory of Dawn, their daughter, who tragically died in 2011 aged just 37 leaving 3 beautiful girls behind her which has devastated this lovely family.

Nina's London Marathon Run

My dad sadly passed away in March 2014, due to Thrombosis. As a child I told my dad I wanted to run the London marathon, now I have a ballot place, sadly he can’t be there to watch.

Jane's Windermere One Way Swim

For the second time I am aiming to swim the length of Windermere. Last year was just the achievement of finishing whereas this year has the added challenge of competing in a race.

Hollie’s Olympic Triathlon

I appreciate anyone taking the time out of their busy day to have a read through what I’m doing and why.

At the beginning of June 2018 myself and my friends received some devastating and heart breaking news. My close friend Jo had suddenly and tragically Passed away.

Let the Games Begin

If you’ve been reading my recent blog’s and social media posts, you will have seen that I have tried to up my general activity to avoid what can be a very sedentary lifestyle – see my blog on Urban Tales of the Desk Jockey.

Did you know that the typical working adult spends more time sitting down than the average pensioner !

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