Chrissie Wellington might not be competing this year but that hasn’t stopped her taking on a challenge and she wants you to join her.

Starting on April 15th, Chrissie will join Mike & Rebecca Tomlinson as they set off on the Jane Tomlinson Appeal 10th Anniversary Challenge kick started by the Paris Marathon.

Chrissie and the team will then set off on a 6 day cycle from Paris to Yorkshire to London and they want you to join them ahead of the final stage of the challenge the London Marathon.

The Appeal and Chrissie are offering you the opportunity to bid in a silent auction for the chance to join the four time World Ironman Champion as she cycles to the capital.

The Route

Day 1 – Paris to Ceril

Day 2 – Ceril to Zeebrugge

Day 3 – Hull to Leeds via York

Day 4 – Leeds to Newark via Sheffield

Day 5 – Newark to Cambridge

Day 6 – Cambridge to London


If your bid is successful you will join the team of 10 on the day you have selected & cycle alongside the incredible Champion as she put foot to pedal in aid of the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.

Chrissie Wellington said: “I am so incredibly honoured to be a Patron of Jane’s Appeal and this amazing challenge is a once in a lifetime opportunity to combine my masochistic love for endurance challenges with the ability to raise awareness and funds for an amazing and incredibly worthwhile cause. I can’t think of anything better! And the other Challenge team members can rest assured, I won’t be trying to set new personal best times. I want to complete and not compete!”

The auction will be open on Friday 15th March & will close on Friday 6th April. To bid to join Chrissie simply email by Friday 6th April at 6pm stating your bid, which day of the challenge you are bidding for along with your contact details.

The highest bid per day will be announced the winner with all proceeds going to the Jane Tomlinson Appeal.  Further details of the route and start/finish points will be provided to the successful bidder on Friday 6th April.

Don’t miss your chance to take on a challenge with a World Champion, bid today!

Notes to Editor

Paris Marathon – Sunday 15th April
London Marathon – Sunday 21st April

With the 2012 London Marathon marking the 10th Anniversary of Jane Tomlinson running the marathon for the first time the Tomlinson family have chosen to follow in Jane’s endurance challenge footsteps this year.  Jane defied the odds and public perception of cancer taking on an array of serious endurance events in order to raise over £1.85million for charity. As the first terminally ill breast cancer patient to take complete the London Marathon, Jane confronted what to many seemed impossible.

Setting off on April 15th Chrissie will join Mike & Rebecca Tomlinson as they set off on an 8 day challenge that will eclipse any challenge the Appeal has set since Jane’s death in 2007.

Not satisfied with one marathon the team will take part in both the Paris and London marathons with 6 days of cycling thrown in between for good measure.

Having completed the Paris Marathon, Chrissie will join Mike, Rebecca and team as they cycle back to the charities home turf of Yorkshire as they cross the channel from Zeebrugge to Hull before setting off on a 2 day tour of Yorkshire on route to the capital.

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