Stephen had an extra special reason for choosing to use his London Marathon ballot place to run for Diabetes UK. Below he explains why.
“A couple of days after I got my ballot place, a friend's three year old daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. So I wanted to do something for them and to raise awareness and hopefully contribute to the research that will help her in the future. And what better way than to run for a charity that can provide support to her and her family and also to my dad who has Type 2. So I emailed Diabetes UK and became a part of#TeamDUK.
It was the best decision of my London Marathon experience, running for Diabetes UK. They have an amazing team of people who provide support and encouragement during your training. The training day that they put on was brilliant, answered so many questions and gave you a chance to meet your fellow #TeamDUK runners. On race day, Diabetes UK and supporters are there for you and make you feel very very special. I've meet some truly amazing, inspirational people running for #TeamDUK, and I've made some great friends and would do it all again. A great charity, doing amazing work with fantastic people. Please run for Diabetes UK.”
If you’ve been lucky enough to get a place in this year’s London Marathon and Stephen’s story has inspired you we’d love to have you to join TeamDUK.Sign up today.