Running the London Marathon 2018

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Type1Bri DAFNE Graduate
Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford
11 posts

After 3 years of being a type 1 I have decided to stop letting it hold me back.
This year I have really got back into exercise, and specifically running.
I am running The London Marathon next year, I hope that in doing so it will raise a lot of awareness around type 1 diabetes and not letting it hold us back in life. I have blogged about my marathon adventure https://type1bri.com/zero-marathon-359-days
I will be raising funds for RNIB on the day, a charity very close to my heart, I have many friends with diabetic retinopathy, and the work the RNIB do is priceless.
Any support you could offer my cause would be amazing
https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/brian-hoadley-type1bri]

Bri

Warwick DAFNE Graduate
Diabetes Australia-Vic, Melbourne, Victoria
486 posts

Excellent stuff. I ran my fifth marathon (and fourth since diagnosis) 4 weeks ago. I was going to make it my last, but I enjoyed it so much that I know that there is at least one more to do sometime.

The training for a marathon is harder and more boring than the actual event itself. With the streets lined with spectators, you will have a blast running it. Also build up to it slowly to avoid injuries and to make it easier to manage diabetes.

All the best for it.

marke Site Administrator
South East Kent PCT
641 posts

good luck and don't let it hold you back !! I met Gavin Griffiths a couple of years ago at a DAFNE event and he is an inspiration and a nice guy ( apart from supporting Palace of course). I updated your post so that you can click on the links so hopefully people will go to the just giving page and you will raise more money.

Type1Bri DAFNE Graduate
Darent Valley Hospital, Dartford
11 posts

Cheers Mark, Gav is an inspiration to many. I was on the UK panel of people with diabetes at his global premiere event in Greenwich last week