Paris Marathon Run For Diabetes Research
Twenty-one year old James Green lives in Peppard with his twenty-four year old sister, Helen, who developed Type 1 Diabetes at the age of five. James decided to run the Paris Marathon on 7th April for the charity, Juvenile Diabetes Research, and all the family were there to support him. He completed the run in 5 hours 59 minutes and so far has raised £2,235 for the charity!
James only started training for the run just after Christmas, gradually building up from three to twenty mile practice runs before the event. The weather was fine but not warm on the day so was ideal for the 40,000 plus runners who took part.
James attended Shiplake College and gained a degree in War Studies at Kent University, finishing last year. He is currently working part-time in a sports shop and has applied for officer training in the Army Air Corps as he would like to become a pilot. He has played golf since the age of twelve and, while at Shiplake College, became the under-16 National Schools Champion as a rowing cox, aged fifteen. I did not meet Helen but James and his parents explained that her diabetes is well managed by an insulin pump.
James would be delighted if you feel able to help him raise more money for Juvenile Diabetes Research which you can do right up to 7th July at www.justgiving.com/James-Green15.