And they're off….Paris to Yorkshire to London!

First stop the Paris Marathon! This Sunday Mike, Rebecca and the team will set off on their 8 day challenge to mark the 10th Anniversary of the Jane Tomlinson Appeal Anniversary.

Following in the footsteps of Jane, who set the endurance bar high completing challenges such as the Florida Ironman in 2004 and a 2500mile bike ride across America in 2006, an endurance challenge was the only fitting way to mark the anniversary.

Sunday will mark the start of the challenge with the Paris Marathon before the team then set off on a 6 day cycle ride on route to London via France, Belgium and the Appeal's home turf of Yorkshire.

Joining the family for the challenge will be a team of friends including Appeal patron Chrissie Wellington, Tracey Morris and supporter of the Appeal MP Greg Mulholland.

Monday 16th - Creil to Lens159.06km

Tuesday 17th - Lens to Brugge110.55Km
Overnight ferry to Hull

Wednesday 18th - Hull to Leeds via York128.37km

Thursday 19th - Leeds to Newark123.75km

Friday 20th - Newark to Cambridge166.07km

Saturday 21st - Cambridge to London99.75km

Sunday 22nd - London Marathon

Mike Tomlinson said: "Jane's feats have been un-paralleled and looking back several year on, seem all the more extraordinary. As a family we wanted to both mark the 10th Anniversary and celebrate it. We can't begin to replicate what she achieved but in our ow small way wanted to bow our heads to an extraordinary wife, mother and woman.

A challenge of this intensity will not only be mental challenge but without doubt a physical one to and to help keep the team hydrated along the way Lucozade will be supporting the challenge with product along the journey.

Lucozade Sport Scientist, Jane Griffin BSc RD SENr "Taking on such a huge challenge involves a dietary challenge as well as an incredible physical and mental one. It is vital for the team to take on a high amount of carbohydrates, fluid and protein to make sure they can wake up each morning and keep going.

Taking Mike Tomlinson as a model for the Challenge, Mike will need to take on an average 4535kcals a day including on average 112.5g of protein and on average 750g of carbohydrate a day.

The amount of fluid Mike will require will depend on his rate of sweat loss which depends on a lot of factors throughout his challenge such as weather, intensity and clothing. Mike will need to monitor his hydration throughout the Challenge. An easy way to do this is to keep an eye on the colour of your pee - Challenge members should aim to keep their pee to a pale straw colour. Taking on Lucozade Sport Body Fuel will give participants fuel to get through the miles, isotonic fluid to rehydrate and electrolytes to replace nutrients lost in sweat."