Al and Jo Ditheridge - Fundraising for PXE International

Our eldest son was diagnosed with pseudoxanthoma elasticum (PXE) in the summer of 2013 and since then we've been wondering what we can do to help find ways of combatting the various illnesses related to the disease. So, in addition to the dietary and healthy lifestyle that we have to impose on our son, I thought it would only be the right thing to push myself, (and maybe some others), to enter into various physical challenges to help raise awareness and money to help international research into PXE.  -- Al and Jo Ditheridge
 


2015
Al and Jo Ditheridge
Fundraising for PXE International
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2015 Target: £500   2015 Raised: £1,000!
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Thanks to all who have supported us
and helped us raise £1,000 for PXE in 2015. You're all stars!


Man vs Mountain - 1000 raised!

Ratrace's
Man vs Mountain
5 September 2015

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Target = £500
Raised = £1000!

 
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  Man vs Mountain - top of Snowdon
Man vs Mountain -  top of Snowdon
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Man vs Mountain - 3 more sleeps to go
 This is not a race for the faint-hearted. You’ll do battle with the mountain over a gruelling 20 mile journey to see if you can emerge victorious.
Man vs Mountain
This is a battle against the land, with some Rat-made obstacles thrown in for good measure. Once you’ve braved the elements and descended from the summit of Snowdon, you’ll then face the ‘All Out Vertical Kilometre’, a guided abseil, and a series of land and water based obstacles designed to test what strength remains. 

Man vs Mountain - 535 raised

9 days before
Man vs Mountain
Target = £500
Raised = £535!

Awesome!

Man vs Mountain will pit you against mother nature in all her glory.

You’ll face the weather, natural gradients, and the mental challenge of knowing that you have to run 20 miles over a mountain. You’ll begin your journey at sea level from within the UNESCO World Heritage listed Caernarfon Castle before climbing steadily through the beautiful landscapes of Northern Wales.

Man vs Mountain

Man vs Mountain

Man vs Mountain - Losing a Toenail

Training's rough!
Losing a toenail...

Man Vs Mountain

Man vs Mountain - 3 weeks to go

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Man vs Mountain - 9 weeks to go

Man vs Mountain September 5

 

 

Derby Martial Arts matts Derby Martial Arts matts Derby Martial Arts puts PXE International's logo on their new matts! Thank you,
Ryan Lawson!
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30 June 2015

 

 

"Team DMA" - 8 athletes - sponsored by Derby Martial Arts
Derby RAMathon Half Marathon (13.1 miles)
7 June 2015 

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Training hard for Man vs Mountain September 2015

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Start as a team ... Finish as a team! 
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19 April 2015
Derby 10k at
Pride Park Stadium

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Training hard for 
Man vs Mountain September 2015

Derby 10k April 2015

Derby 10k April 2015

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Cycle Derby Sportive April 2015

12 April 2015
Cycle Derby 80k
Spring Classic Sportive

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Training hard for 
Man vs Mountain September 2015

 

 


2014
Al and Jo Ditheridge
Fundraising for PXE International
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2014 Target: 
£2,000   2014 Raised: £2,308!
Brilliant! Thank you to all who have supported us!


80's Party

Al and Jo Ditheridge &
Sponden Cricket Club host the
80's Fancy Dress Fundraiser for PXE

11 October 2014
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150 guests!    £848 raised!

80's Party

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Challenge #6
Cycle Derby Sportive
21 September 2014

100 Mile / 1 Day

Challenge #6 - Tired Al Ditheridge after 100 mile bike ride

Challenge #6 - Cycle Derby Sportive

 

Al Ditheridge - Ice Bucket Challenge

Al Ditheridge - Ice Bucket Challenge

Al Ditheridge
does the
Ice Bucket Challenge!

31 August 2014

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Raising awareness
for
Pseudoxanthoma
Elasticum (PXE)

 

 

Challenge #5 - Half marathons

Challenge #5
A Half Marathon - or Two!
10 August 2014

Goal £100
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Where does your money go?

Challenge 5 - Working to tame pseudoxanthoma elasticum

 

 

18 July 2014
The kids at Springfield School and the PTFA
raise a massive £160
for PXE International by holding a Non-Uniform Day!
Thanks a million!

 

 

Challenge #4
Newcastle to Edinburgh - Coast & Castles - 200 mile bike ride
11-12 July 2014

Total raised = £1030!

Coas and Castles - view from the handlebars Coast and Castles - a castle
Coast and Castles - pit stop Coast and Castles - wooden bridge
Coast and Castles banner
Coast and Castles - Arthur's Seat Coast and Castles - 30 miles in
Coast and Castles - mileage sign Coast and Castles - Scotland welcomes you
Coast and Castles - Grande depart

 

 

Al Ditheridge - Barton Marina Triathlon
Al Ditheridge - Barton Marina Triathlon

Challenge #3
Barton Marina Triathlon
15 June 2014

 

Total raised = £845!
Nearly half way to the goal of £2,000
in only 2 months - Brilliant!

 

Photo: Al changing from wet suit to running

 

 

Challenge #2
 Mad Monk 10k Xtreme Obstacle Race - 17 May 2014
Team "Dirty Habits" — John Tye, Darrell Whittingham and Al

Al Ditheridge Mad Monk banner

Al Ditheridge and friends before Mad Monk race

Al Ditheridge and friends after the Mad Monk race

 

 

Challenge #1 in a year-long fundraising campaign
Sporting Futures Derby 10k Run - 6 April 2014
Over £200 raised
And Al finished in the 92nd percentile!

The Start
Al Ditheridge Derby 10k Run - 6 April 2014

The Finish!

Al Ditheridge Derby 10k Run - 6 April 2014