Marathon Running

The London Marathon – an iconic, life-changing event

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The Virgin Money London Marathon 2017


Sorry, but we are oversubscribed for fundraising runners in The London Marathon 2017. Announcements will be posted here as soon as possible about the 2018 event.

The Virgin Money London Marathon 2016
Team Iron Overload



For 2016, The Haemochromatosis Society had 9 runners in the world famous London Marathon. Team Iron Overload 2016 ran to raise funds to support our work and to raise awareness of genetic haemochromatosis. All made it around the full 26.2 miles including an outstanding performance of 2 hours 55 minutes from Thomas Caulfield.

More about Team Iron Overload 2016

Paul HironsPaul Hirons writes “I am a trustee at The Haemochromatosis Society and also a sufferer. I have been married to my wife Seren for 3 years and she has been a great supporter of the challenges I have undertaken for the society. I have taken on half marathons for our charity and have run the Edinburgh Marathon twice. To run the London Marathon has been a long term goal of mine and having done it for the Haemochromatosis Society is something I am extremely proud of!”

Geoff Smith describes himself as “Paul Hirons’s overweight best friend”. They have fundraised together on many previous occasions, raising thousands of pounds for charity. This was Geoff’s 5th London Marathon, and he was excited to be raising money to support a charity so close to Paul’s heart.

Mark AverissMark Averiss from Falmouth in Cornwall has had a lifelong ambition to run the London Marathon and leapt at the chance when offered. He has genetic haemochromatosis himself and wanted to help us raise money and awareness, as well as prove to himself that despite the condition life can be “as normal as you want it to be”. We are not entirely sure that marathon running falls into this category but he certainly did well!

Other runners in 2016 were Thomas Caulfield, Keli Lyons, Lara Pace, Stuart Poole, Natalie Mancini and Georgie Whitford.

We would like to thank all of our London Marathon runners, they make a huge difference to The Haemochromatosis Society and our awareness raising activities.

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