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Sumo support for BUPA Great South Run

We still have guaranteed Diabetes UK places left for the BUPA Great South Run, which is happening in Portsmouth on Sunday 28 October 2007.

This year Guildford-born Paul Barette and Phil Bowden are throwing their weight behind us by running the 10-mile course dressed as Sumo wrestlers.

The students, both 21 years old, are running to raise funds for people with diabetes and to raise awareness of the condition. They want to reach the finish line in under 90 minutes.

Paul (pictured), who is studying Sport Science at Winchester University, was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes when he was just 11 years old. “I want to show people that having diabetes doesn’t stop you taking part in sports. I am starting a course to become a gym instructor this summer so that I can help people who face challenges to achieve their goals.”

The flat route, which starts and finishes on the seafront in Southsea, is ideal for both fun runners and athletes. The run was recently voted the second most popular event in the UK by readers of 'Runners World' magazine

If you want to join Paul and Phil to make a real difference to the 2.2 million people in the UK with diabetes then join our team - contact Penny January on 01372 720148.

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