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Formal recognition for Jon
Jon’s incredible achievement of completing the Outlaw full distance triathlon has not gone unnoticed. He has – very justifiably – been elected by major-event-sponsor Erdinger as Athlete of the Month for July.
As well as this accolade, Jon has also been formally recognised for his post-illness achievements (and his massive fundraising efforts) by both the South Tees Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and his own GP. The South Tees Hospitals Trust has paid tribute to Jon by hanging a poster in his honour (pic) whilst his GP has similarly inducted him to a ‘Wall of Champions’ at his local surgery. Jon’s GP hangs posters of people who have made incredible achievements in spite of adversity to show patients what can be done after serious medical problems.
Jon has earned his place amongst such figures as Jane Tomlinson, Mark Inglis (the first ever double amputee to summit Everest), Ranulph Fiennes, Paula Radcliffe and Steve Redgrave.
Inspirational stuff indeed: the next time a parkrun is proving tough, just think of Jon and his frankly incredible resolve…
Posted on: Wednesday, September 21, 2016