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Well done to JDRF's Virgin London Marathon runners

Congratulations to all of the JDRF runners who completed Sunday's Virgin London Marathon. The team featured 195 runners (including 26 with type 1 diabetes) who successfully completed the 26.2 mile course from Greenwich Park to The Mall. After crossing the finish line the runners met up with their supporters at the JDRF Recovery Venue for a well deserved sit down and massage. A special thank you to all the volunteers who helped out on the day cheering the JDRF team on from our Supporter Zone, and also to the students from Moulton College in Northamptonshire who provided the massage service for the JDRF runners at our Recovery Venue.

If you are interested in running the Virgin London Marathon 2013 for JDRF please contact Jon Medcraft on 020 7713 2032 or email


JDRF runners reach the finish line!

The sun shone for those pounding the streets of Britain’s capital in this year’s Virgin London Marathon. Thanks to the 160 runners who made it to the finish line in support of JDRF, we have collected £247,157.61 to date, which means JDRF is on course to raise £450,000 from the race, which will be a new record for the charity.

JDRF would like to say a genuine thank you to all who took on the challenge to run the gruelling 26.2 miles. A special thank you goes to the team who ran as the Flintstones. By running dressed up as the cartoon characters, the group has raised £51,530 for research into type 1 diabetes to date.

You may have also heard several people running for JDRF on television and radio explaining their reasons for supporting JDRF and raising money for research into type 1 during BBC’s coverage of the race.

If you watched the race over the weekend and have been inspired to join JDRF’s Team Pingu and run the marathon in 2012, you can sign up now! JDRF has a limited number of guaranteed places in this event. Registration is free and we ask you to commit to raising a minimum of £1,750. To apply for a place please call Jon at JDRF on 0207 713 2032.