We were delighted to return to the JCP Swansea Half Marathon last Sunday with a team of over 100 runners!
Runners of all ages and abilities joined us to pound the Swansea seafront on Sunday 23 June. And we were there to cheer them every step of the way!
Our youngest runner, Taylor, was just 17 years old. He was joined by people living with diabetes, workmates, healthcare professionals and people running in honour of family members with the condition.
The Swansea Esplanade was a sea of smiling faces, with every blue and orange vest getting an enormous cheer from our supporters at Mile 2 and Mile 12.
Check out our album of photos to see if we snapped you on the way round!
Our Type 1 team
For the last two years we have worked with volunteer Paul Coker to bring a team of runners with Type 1 diabetes to run together in Swansea. Paul has lived with Type 1 for over 40 years and is passionate about encouraging others with the condition to enjoy exercise.
In 2018, we set the world record for the number of Type 1 runners to complete a half marathon together, with 69 taking part. And this year, we were delighted to welcome Type 1 runners from as far afield as Surrey, Devon and even Sweden to run with us.
While we didn’t quite manage to break our record this year, we are still incredibly proud of every single one of our Type 1 team.
By taking part they have shown that having Type 1 should not stop you taking part in exercise and achieving amazing things. We look forward to returning to Swansea in 2020 for another record attempt!
Thank you to every single one of our runners for their incredible efforts. We hope you’ve had your feet up this week!
Feel inspired? There are plenty of other ways you can join #TeamDUK this year.