Paul Allen

Paul Allen

Running with Diabetes

Supporting

Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

<p>Hi,</p> <p>As you may know I have <strong>Type 1 Diabetes</strong> meaning I need <strong>4 injections</strong> of insulin a day to balance my food intake.&nbsp; This is a minor irritation when trying to complete long distance endurance events, but one that I have overcome having completed the London marathon 5 times before, and 5 other marathons, as well as countless half marathons and quite a few triathlons.</p> <p>However the insulin I inject is only a treatment for Diabetes Mellitus, this condition still does not have a known cause or cure.&nbsp; I have had this since 1982 and was fortunate enough to be in my mid 20's.&nbsp; However there are many much younger children who become suddenly insulin dependent, and it is to fund research to find a cure for all of these unfortunate youngsters that I am asking you to look in your wallet for some spare cash.</p> <p>Whatever you can afford to donate, my employer (Fidelity Investments) will match up to a maximum of &pound;750.&nbsp; The money will be donated equally between Diabetes UK and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, who both fund research.&nbsp; Diabetes UK cover both Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes, where as JDRF specialise in Type 1 (which used to be called Juvenile Diabetes or Insulin Depepndent Diabetes).</p> <p>Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this.</p> <p>So I'm running a marathon on the morning of April 25th, can you make a small donation to make the undoubted pain of finishing a little more worth while, and however much it is - thank you very much.</p> <p>Paul.</p> <p>I finished the race in 3hours 55minutes with 4-5 walking intervals in the last 7 miles which was not what I wanted at all, but with cramp threatening in my calves, was the only practical way to finish.&nbsp; The walk to Victoria was hard work but worthwile for the wonderful support pledged here&nbsp; -&nbsp; thanks.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>

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May 11, 2010

Anonymous

Are you over that milestone yet?!

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May 11, 2010

Anonymous

Well done Paul. Bring on number 11 ?

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May 1, 2010

Anonymous

I can hardley drive that far in my car

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Apr 28, 2010

Trevor Crowhurst

Well done Paul. I hope that you get your running legs back soon

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Apr 26, 2010

Anonymous

You just beat my wife - RESULT Cash in hand from Dave Wilkes

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Apr 26, 2010

Anonymous

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Apr 25, 2010

Anonymous

Sorry its late. Hope it went OK. Please let me know how you did.

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Apr 24, 2010

Anonymous

Hi Paul As you may have gathered from Tony, my wife Jo is also running for JDRF: http://www.justgiving.com/heather-jo-marathon I've told her to look out for you. Have a great day!

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Apr 23, 2010

Anonymous

Paul, I'm hoping for a few rogue clouds over London to help you on your way - real ones that is, not ash!

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Apr 23, 2010

Noel

Enjoy the day

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