Swansea to London Run 2015
In April 2015, Joe and fellow fundraiser Evan Phillips challenged themselves to complete a 240 mile charity run from Swansea to London in aid of Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY). The pair set off from Swansea City's Liberty Stadium on the 11th April and, over the course of the following two weeks, covered a total distance of 215 miles to London before then running the Virgin Money London Marathon on April 26th.
Averaging just over 15 miles each day they managed to raise a total of £2,808.40 during their trip which has since helped the charity provide potentially life-saving heart screenings for young people throughout the UK. Joe chose to run for CRY after a former housemate of his, Tim Butt, suffered from a near fatal cardiac arrest at the age of 23.
To find out more about the charity, Tim, or to relive their progress on twitter, click on each of the following links:
Perth to Sydney Cycle 2011
In August 2011 Joe and Evan flew out to Australia with the intention of cycling 3,947 kilometers (2,452 miles) from Perth to Sydney in order to raise money for The Joshua Foundation, a Cardiff based charity whose focus is upon children with terminal cancers.
Whilst Joe is, and always has been, a keen athlete, in the Summer of 2011 he admitted that he was not a prolific cyclist, and until a few months prior to the trip hadn't even mounted a bike for several years. As a consequence, the monotony of the Nullarbor desert coupled with a gruelling few days climbing through Australia's mountains really took it's toll and eventually the pair had to split up in order to cover the necessary distance.
After totalling over 3,000km each and covering every inch of road from Perth to Sydney between them, they returned home in one piece, with memories that will last forever.