The Jewish Chronicle - - SPORT - BYDANNYCARO

CHAM­PI­ONSHIP en­trant Nathaniel Lane was the fastest Jewish run­ner at the Flora Lon­don Marathon, cross­ing the line in 2:24 — 19 min­utes be­hind the win­ner, Kenyan Martin Lel.

The 32-year-old so­lic­i­tor used to run for Eng­land at Un­der 20, 23 and stu­dent lev­els and fin­ished in 32nd place over­all.

Hav­ing com­pleted the 2006 race in 2:31, the Cardiff Re­form Syn­a­gogue mem­ber said: “It was a seven-minute per­sonal best. I was rea­son­ably happy with my time.”

Rais­ing funds for Bnei Brith, he in­ten­si­fied his train­ing regime three months be­fore the race, rack­ing up 80-100 miles a week. He re­cently took bronze for Wales at the Ama­teur Athl e t i c s Cham­pi­onships in Ed­in­burgh.

Nor­wood were once again the best rep­re­sented J e wish c harit y with a team of 20 help­ing to raise £80,000 which will go to­wards sup­port­ing chil­dren and adults liv­ing with learn­ing dis­abil­i­ties or cop­ing with so­cial prob­lems.

Trustee Ron­nie Har­ris hopes to raise £30,000. The Wim­ble­don res­i­dent, who has spent 10 years as Nor­wood’s fundrais­ing chair, com­pleted his eighth marathon in 5:26. He said: “It was a very hard marathon due to the rain and get­ting se­vere hic­cups from mile 14 but, nev­er­the­less, an­other fan­tas­tic event.”

Marathon vet­eran Flora Frank com­bined pow­er­walk­ing and jog­ging to cross the line in 5:59. The great­grand­mother from Edg­ware com­pleted her 12th Lon­don run and 17th marathon in to­tal, rais­ing £12,000 for Nor­wood and Emu­nah. She said: “The at­mos­phere was elec­tric and I am grate­ful to God that he gave me the en­ergy to fin­ish.”

Kevin Woot­ton, from Es­sex, ran dressed as Mr In­cred­i­ble and raised £2,500 af­ter fin­ish­ing in 3:59.

Lee Ja­cobs (3:23) has so far raised £16,000 and hopes to reach the £20,000 mark. Ja­cobs was asked to run for Nor­wood by his un­cle, Peter, who works for Price- water­house­Coop­ers and is a ma­jor donor. In or­der to in­crease the fundrais­ing to­tal, Peter de­cided to shave off his mous­tache, which he has had for 32 years.

The best time of all Nor­wood run­ners was achieved by North-West Lon­doner An­drea Fraque­lli (2:54). The other run­ners were: James Alt­man (5:53), Martin Fine (3:52), Adrian Co­hen (6:03), Robert Dagul (4:09), Si­mon Gold­stein (3:37), Nigel Henry (3:37), Daniel Hertz (3:59), Barry Hol­lis (4:21), Paul Hu­ber­man (4:06), Daniel Lewis (5:22), Daniel Lip­shaw (4:08), Si­mon Lip­shaw (4:08), Lil­lian Mayer (4:45), Neville New­man (4:15), David Rosen­feld, (3:54), Andrew Shaw (4:21), Matt Welck (4:38).

Jewish Care’s best fin­isher was 27-year-old tax con­sul­tant Richard Cahill (4:19). He raised £2,000 which one spon­sor dou­bled.

James Gar­ner (4:31) was glad that he was “still alive” and needed to “take a day off work to rest my bones”. The char­ity’s youngest run­ner, Lee Ben­son, 19, fin­ished in 5:30. Home­opath Karin Hirsch re­warded her­self by “hav­ing a day off work to re­lax in a spa” af­ter fin­ish­ing in 7:24. Seven run­ners raised more than £12,000 for spe­cial-needs char­ity, Kisharon. Oliver San­ders was the fastest team mem­ber, cross­ing the line in 3:26 and fin­ish­ing in the top 4,000.

Eli Black, 19, flew over from Is­rael for the race and com­pleted the course in 5:24. Kisharon’s other run­ners were: Joseph Maxwell ( 4 : 5 4 ) , A a r o n Mor­ris ( 4: 37), Philip Selby ( 4: 33), Brian Res­nick (4:55), Meyer Fhima (4:42). Emu­nah’s del­e­ga­tion were in the wars but sol­dered on to raise £25,000 for a 24-hour hot­line in Sderot. Aryeh Rich­man fin­ished in 5:33, de­spite his knee pop­ping out of joint in his third marathon for Emu­nah. He ex­pects to raise more than £3,000. Gary Perl­mut­ter re­ceived a stress frac­ture to his leg at the 13th mile and was taken to hospi­tal.

Eleven-time en­trant Martin Fine (3:52) and Adrian Co­hen (6:03) com­pleted their line-up.

Lance Joseph raised £50,000 for Lon­don-based char­ity Jewish Blind & Dis­abled. Hav­ing fin­ished in 4:08, his ef­forts will fund the de­vel­op­ment of two full mo­bil­ity wheel­chair flats in one of the char­ity’s projects.

He said: “The at­mos­phere is a me­mory I will have for life, the crowd and all the other run­ners were tremen­dous. Help­ing oth­ers is a great mo­ti­va­tional force when you come to the 20th-plus mile.”

Nightin­gale’s mag­nif­i­cent seven saw 51-year-old Si­mon Itkin first home i n 4:16. He raised £2,500. Michael Stokes, a phys­io­ther­a­pist for the char­ity, fin­ished in 4:48 and raised £1,562. Their other par­tic­i­pants were Adam Clyne (5:02) who hopes to raise £5,000. Other run­ners were: Cathy Buck­ing­ham (4:39, £2,500), Laura Jane Jack­son (4:46, £1,700), Leeds-based Rabbi Henry Sous­san (4:30, £800), Sam Feller (4:27,


David Gil­bert from Tot­teridge com­pleted in 3:47 and raised £5,000 for World Jewish Re­lief).

Barry Sil­ver­man (5:52) raised £6,000 for WIZO.uk. David Wise, run­ning for Shaare Zedek, fin­ished in 3:37. Bri­tish ORT run­ner Ja­cob Durkin (4:50) raised al­most £5,000.

Two Man­cu­ni­ans com­pleted the dis­tance and raised a com­bined £18,000 for their char­i­ties. Mark Clyne, who ran with brother Adam, and friend David Kaye (4:45).

It was a par­tic­u­larly emo­tional event for David who was rais­ing money for Macmil­lan Can­cer Sup­port and St Anne’s Hospice in Lit­tle Hul­ton in me­mory of his mother, Glo­ria, who died from breast can­cer.

Howard Old­stein, 43, fin­ished in 5:37. To date, he has raised £3,026 for Di­a­betes UK and ran in me­mory of his late fa­ther. He said “I know my dad would have been very proud. The time was ir­rel­e­vant. It was an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and one I will never for­get.”

Other run­ners were: Joel Nathan, (3:59), who raised £7,000 for Chai Can­cer and Brady Mac­cabi, Nick Rabin ( 3:16),

Stu­art Na­gler (4:54), raised more than £5,000 for the Peace Hospice, Doron Kristal (3:33) and Marc Pay­don (3:52) raised £5,500 for The An­thony Nolan Trust. Hong Kong-based Russ Austin (3:58) raised £2,200 for Can­cer Re­search.

In the women’s race, Diana Lipton (4:52) raised £23,530 for HEART U K . S h e s a i d : “Pray­ing at the West­ern Wall last week clearly pro­tected me from the marathon ‘wall’.”

F i r s t - t i m e en­trant Ja­nine Nathan (4:35) raised £2,500 for HEART UK. She said: “I found the en­tire day to­tally sur­real. It is re­ally one very long street party worth the en­durance. The last two miles were the hard­est, gru­elling and ap­peared to be ev­er­last­ing.” Me­lanie An­gel fin­ished in 4:22. In the mini-marathon, Daniel Reuben fin­ished in 59th place in the years 11-12 race. Lon­don Mac­cabi Li­ons team­mate Samuel Flit­ter­man, 11, raised £1,000 for Melanoma Can­cer Re­search. Han­nah Viner (23.03) helped the Cam­den Girls team win the 11-12 year event. She hopes to raise more than £300 for Great Or­mond Street Hospi­tal. Full re­view on­line at www.thejc.com

Just grand: Flora Frank

David Gil­bert ( left) and Kevin Woot­ton

Tread­ing wa­ter: HEART UK run­ner Ja­nine Nathan man­aged to avoid the drinks sta­tion en route a 4:35 fin­ish

Samuel Flit­ter­man

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