Running for type-1 diabetes

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  • #10034

    Anonymous

    Hello. My name is Ian Roberts and in April 2012 I’ll be pounding every leg muscle I have into submission in an attempt to make it around 26 miles of London’s finest concrete streets in one piece. I have but two aims:

    1. To spread awareness of type-1 diabetes to as many people as possible;
    2. Raise £3,000 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).

    My fiancee, Eliza, was diagnosed with type-1 diabetes when she was 11 years old. Since meeting Eliza diabetes has become a condition very close to my heart.

    If you’re not already aware, JDRF are a charity that exists to find the cure for type-1 diabetes and is the leading funder of research into the condition.

    Over the coming months I’ll be writing a blog about all my training adventures (including updates on my Stadium Challenge – my attempt to run to every league football stadium in Greater London) and doing my best to inform the world about type-1 diabetes. If you’d like to keep up to date on my adventures you can Follow me, Like me, Google+ me or sign up to my RSS feed via my blog.

    I look forward to encouraging you to sponsor me on probably the hardest and greatest thing I’ve ever done.

    Thanks. Ian.

    http://www.themarathonman.co.uk
    http://www.facebook.com/theemarathonman
    http://twitter.com/the_marathonman

  • #13407

    Anonymous

    Hi Ian, welcome to SUoPU. I will be following you and urging you on. I realize it won’t be easy but nor is living with Diabetes especially for a child. A friend of a friends child has just been diagnosed and I do so feel for them. Good luck any way.

  • #13408

    Tim
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    @themarathonman – Hi Ian, welcome to Shoot Up. Thanks for letting us know about your challenge and your blog – a very worthy cause! Let us how you get on by posting here too! :-)

  • #13409

    Anonymous

    Hello Katherine – that’s what will be going through my mind when I I reach the last few miles in April. I see what Eliza, my fiancee, has to go through on a daily basis. I’ve seen her highs, lows, worries and concerns and training for a 26 mile run will never come even close to that.

    Tim – Thanks and I will. I intent to contribute as much as I can to this brilliant forum.

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