Join Jane and join Team Stroke

30 November 2018

Join Jane and join Team Stroke

Join Jane, join #TeamStroke


Jane McCoy from Belfast is challenging herself to run her first Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon in May 2019 and has chosen to run for Stroke Association.

“I’m running my first marathon in memory of my grandfather who passed away many years ago following a very unexpected stroke.

At the time he was still a very active man & worked tirelessly looking after his farm. So, I understand that stroke can strike anyone, at any age and any time!

I’m choosing to support Stroke Association because I know their services really make a difference and help and support local people affected by stroke to make the best recovery possible.”


Jane has signed up to join #TeamStroke but she is bringing plenty of support from some friendly faces.  Three relay teams and at least five full distance marathon runners from her local running club are also joining Jane on the 26.2 mile route through Belfast.


“I’m absolutely delighted that many of my running buddies from West Belfast Coolers are also taking part in the full marathon and in relay teams. I’m really looking forward to the challenge, it’s going to be a great day and we’re ready to paint the town purple for Stroke Association.”


In past years, Jane has taken part in the Stroke Association’s annual 5 or 10km Resolution Run, and is planning to use the next event in February 2019 as part of her marathon training for the big day on Sunday 5 May 2019.


You too can join Jane and her running buddies in #TeamStroke by signing up to the Deep RiverRock Belfast City Marathon right now via their new MyTicket App at and support the almost 37,000 people living life after stroke right here in Northern Ireland today.


The Stroke Association provides specialist services and vital emotional and practical support to stroke survivors and their families across Northern Ireland and the UK. Support includes Life After Stroke grants to fund essential equipment, life-changing speech and language therapy programmes for people with communication difficulties following stroke and long-term support with stroke recovery. We also offer peer support through community based groups who meet regularly.  Stroke survivors and their families can also register on ‘My Stroke Guide’ which gives you free access to trusted information about different types of stroke, risk factors and secondary conditions. To find out more about the support and services we can provide to help. Visit or call the Stroke Helpline on 0303 3033 100.