Run for Lisa

Update posted by Caroline Lecky On Oct 08, 2015

WHAT A WEEK!

'Run for Lisa' was a great day for a great cause on 4th October, one day after Lisa's birthday on 3rd. So we had lots to celebrate and be so thankful for this weekend past.

We all finished our races and made it in great time too! The running team met in Bangkok on 2nd October before our minibus took us to Khao Yai the following morning, about 3 hours north of Bangkok. We checked in for the race and got a very early night before our 5am wake up call to eat breakfast so that we had some fuel for our run.

For Kris and I, the Half Marathon started at 6.30am which meant it was lovely and cool before the sun came up. The 3.5 Km Fun Run kicked off at 7.30am. Dave took off at his own pace leaving Pee Nok and Lesley keeping a steady pace behind, and Rid was off running.

It was a great run! I thought we would have gotten tired sooner and I really wasn't sure if I'd make it without a few walking breaks. But..........don't underestimate the power of positive thinking! When you have a great reason to run you can go on and on and not want to stop! And a good playlist helps too......

WE DID IT!

Caroline came 13th in the female category and more amazingly Kris came 33rd out of 515 runners! Can you believe it! Pee Nok's running number was 133 so she thinks that it was a sign for good things.


I guess I should introduce the 'Run for Lisa' running Team:

Kris Scope - Newcastle

Khanittha Jiaokok 'Pee Nok' - Krabi, Thailand

Lesley and Dave Pikesly - London

Caroline Lecky - Belfast and Noppadon Senkareem 'Rid' - Koh Lanta, Thailand



THANK YOU!!

To Kris' Aunt Lesley and Uncle Dave for taking time out of your holiday to support me and Kris on our run. Thank you for the laughs and keeping the spirits high! It was great to meet you both and spend this time with you.

Pee Nok! You look the happiest out of all the runners! You HAD to be there, and thank you for taking a second holiday to come on this journey with me.

Kris, this was all your idea and I am so grateful to have such supportive friends in you and Pee Nok. I'll never forget this time in our lives. Thanks for all the pep talks and for shouting at me for having cheeky beers after training!

Thank you for all your love and support Rid, and for encouraging me to go running when I really didn't want to! I couldn't have done it without you there to support me. And........... Congratulations for running the full 3.5 km, after a 12 year running break!

MORE THANK YOUS......

To everyone who donated on and offline, I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts. The overwhelming outpouring of love, support and unbelievable generosity these past few months have undoubtedly pushed us over the finishing line.

The messages and words of support to Lisa have been so amazing and uplifting for her. We really can't thank everyone enough. We are very blessed to have such thoughtful friends, family, colleagues, neighbors, locals and even some people who have crossed our paths who we have never met. Amazing.

Sunflower Bar and Liz Catchpole also made offline donations for which I want to say a big thank you for your kindness and thoughfulness.

Also Laureen, thank you very much for your kind donation following your 5 K Colour Run.


The fundraising total is more than I ever imagined. But then our Lisa is a popular girl!

From the Lecky's, the Jones' and all of the running team in Thailand; Khop Khun Ka! (Thank-you)

xxx

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Update posted by Caroline Lecky On Sep 28, 2015



Orla Maria Jones

The biggest and bestest news is that baby Orla Maria Jones arrived on 15th September, weighing 8lbs5 and is a wee dote! Congratulations to Lisa and Adam on this gorgeous little miracle. Mummy and Baby are doing well and at home now, and Conor just loves his wee baby sister.


3RD OCTOBER - LISA'S BIRTHDAY / RACE SIGN UP DAY

On 3rd October the Blue View Divers running crew will be in Khao Yai National Park enrolling for the race. For those who don't know that day is Lisa's Birthday, which is no coincidence as this is why this particular race stood out for us when we were looking for a race to run back in June.


I'll be thinking of you Lisa the whole way, and that's what keeps me going to be honest. I can do 10 miles now so I hope I can get an extra three in on the day. Kris has already run 13 miles, but has a bit of a knee injury so he might be lagging behind with the slow runners - ME!


I want to take this chance to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone for your kind donations, support and words. It really means the world to Lisa and all of us Lecky's and Jones's. We will post photos at the finish line and do another update once we are back on Phi Phi.


We would also like to take this time to thank some lovely people who made offline donations since my last update; Gerard and Patricia Lecky, Grainne Timlin and Richard (from Anna's Restaurant on Phi Phi).





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Update posted by Caroline Lecky On Aug 25, 2015

In little under six weeks we will be in Khao Yai National Park getting ready for the half marathon!

So, just a little update on everything............Lisa has been doing really well; she has her blonde locks back and will be moving home by the end of this month in preparation for the new arrival!

We also heard something that makes Lisa's story even more incredible and special; We have been told that in the past 5 years Lisa is the first person in the UK to survive a brain hemorrhage whilst pregnant. Truly is a miracle for us.

TRAINING

Training wise, Kris has now made it to 10 miles! I was out of action for a month on a wee bit of a knee injury but am back in training and have today finished my first ever 9 mile run. I have a feeling however Kris will be crossing the finish line long before me!

Pee Nok has been practicing for her 3.5 km and our flights and hotels are booked!

AWARENESS

I have been exploring how to raise awareness of alternative Stroke therapies, such as the Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment, so that others in future can use it as a tool for information and advice. Especially younger stroke sufferers such as Lisa. This is something that I will be working on longer term as we would like to see how the treatment works, how Lisa responds to it, and how effective it is.

BLOG

I am using my Scuba Diving connections within PADI as my first stepping stone to raising awareness of this relatively new treatment. PADI is the Professional Association of Diving Instructors - the world's largest recreational diving membership and diver training organization.

I have been given the opportunity to write at least one blog for the PADI Website about what we are doing to raise money for Lisa and also awareness of this treatment. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy was initially developed and used for Navy Divers to receive treatment for Decompression Sickness from diving. Nowadays it is used for recreational divers as Scuba Diving has become more increasingly popular around the world every year.

Hyperbaric Medicine has been used in more recent times to treat other injuries and illnesses such as burns, skin grafts, carbon monoxide poisoning and gangrene. It has also been used to treat Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy and Stroke, however no significant evidence has been recorded as yet.

I will be writing my blog before the race in October and it will be posted on the PADI website and Facebook page, and I will be sure to update you all with links to the Blog.

I would like to finish by thanking the following for their offline donations: Sian Jones-Minwang, Eileen Sayers and Tony and Sheryl Brown.


Caroline x



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Update posted by Caroline Lecky On Aug 25, 2015

In little under six weeks we will be in Khao Yai National Park getting ready for the half marathon!

So, just a little update on everything............Lisa has been doing really well; she has her blonde locks back and will be moving home by the end of this month in preparation for the new arrival!

We also heard something that makes Lisa's story even more incredible and special; We have been told that in the past 5 years Lisa is the first person in the UK to survive a brain hemorrhage whilst pregnant. Truly is a miracle for us.

TRAINING

Training wise, Kris has now made it to 10 miles! I was out of action for a month on a wee bit of a knee injury but am back in training and have today finished my first ever 9 mile run. I have a feeling however Kris will be crossing the finish line long before me!

Pee Nok has been practicing for her 3.5 km and our flights and hotels are booked!

AWARENESS

I have been exploring how to raise awareness of alternative Stroke therapies, such as the Hyperbaric Oxygen Treatment, so that others in future can use it as a tool for information and advice. Especially younger stroke sufferers such as Lisa. This is something that I will be working on longer term as we would like to see how the treatment works, how Lisa responds to it, and how effective it is.

BLOG

I am using my Scuba Diving connections within PADI as my first stepping stone to raising awareness of this relatively new treatment. PADI is the Professional Association of Diving Instructors - the world's largest recreational diving membership and diver training organization.

I have been given the opportunity to write at least one blog for the PADI Website about what we are doing to raise money for Lisa and also awareness of this treatment. Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy was initially developed and used for Navy Divers to receive treatment for Decompression Sickness from diving. Nowadays it is used for recreational divers as Scuba Diving has become more increasingly popular around the world every year.

Hyperbaric Medicine has been used in more recent times to treat other injuries and illnesses such as burns, skin grafts, carbon monoxide poisoning and gangrene. It has also been used to treat Multiple Sclerosis, Cerebral Palsy and Stroke, however no significant evidence has been recorded as yet.

I will be writing my blog before the race in October and it will be posted on the PADI website and Facebook page, and I will be sure to update you all with links to the Blog.

Caroline x



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A huge well done for all the hard work in fundraising and best wishes to Lisa for her recovery :-)

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Lisa - you are amazing!

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Amazing total. Well done. Anne and Paul.

Anne Lennon

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Philip Raby

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well done guys, you've done absolutely amazing!! X

Jenny keating

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Congratulations on completing your run and great success at fund raising for your amazing sister. Thoughts are with you all and Lisa during her rehabilitation xx

Linda Bacon

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Well done auntie Caroline, fantastic achievement and its great to see Lisa doing so well with her new wee addition to the family. Proud of you all, lots of love, Gerard and Shelley xx

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Well done Caroline. Really proud of you. Cant wait to see you in Belfast and finally get to meet the family and celebrate a birthday with you! xxx

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