With happy end­ings

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thon, hav­ing run in Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and Brighton. Fin­ish­ing in five hours 45 min­utes, he raised £1,500.

Chai Can­cer Care sup­porter Oliver New­ton, crossed the fin­ish line in 4:33 feel­ing “very emo­tional. I now feel I can com­plete any­thing I set my mind to. The sup­port from the crowds was un­be­liev­able and re­ally pushed me through the last few miles. If any­one is con­sid­er­ing sign­ing up for next year, just do it. You will not re­gret your decision.” Mr New­ton raised £7,500.

Lewis Malka, 37, com­pleted his 10th marathon, earn­ing £10,000 for Meir Panim, and plans to run the New York event for the same char­ity. “I was in Is­rael last year and went to two soup kitchens and a school in the south which Meir Panim helps and was moved by the ef­forts made.” His time of 4:46 on Sun­day was not his best — “I put this down to giv­ing peo­ple value for money.”

Hove run­ner An­drew Jen­shil, 40, com­pleted his first London Marathon in five hours, rais­ing £2,500-plus for the Dys­to­nia So­ci­ety, which his fam­ily has been as­so­ci­ated with for many years. Mr Jen­shil also wanted to raise aware­ness of dys­to­nia, a neu­ro­log­i­cal move­ment dis­or­der linked to a gene com­mon in Ashke­nazim.

Edg­ware Yeshu­run mem­ber Ge­orge Jack­son, 48, came home in just over three hours, earn­ing £3,000-plus for the St Luke’s Hospice in mem­ory of his fa­ther-in-law Martin Co­hen, who died in the Har­row hospice last year.

North Lond o n e r To b y Craig, 30, w a s a first time en­trant. He comp l e t e d the race in un­der four hours and raised more than £2,000 for the MS So­ci­ety.

Also mak­ing his marathon de­but was fiftysome­thing Nigel Con­way, who brought in £3,500 for Boys Town Jerusalem. Mr Con­way — who fin­ished in four hours 36 min­utes — re­flected: “I’ve al­ways said that this would be my first and only marathon. But this was such an amaz­ing ex­pe­ri­ence that I’m hav­ing sec­ond thoughts.

“I had such a good time and I re­ally felt com­fort­able through­out. I’m so glad that I trained prop­erly — that re­ally did help.”

For lawyer Greg Allon, Sun­day’s race was a more plea­sur­able ex­pe­ri­ence than his pre­vi­ous London Marathon in 2009, which he re­called as “a dis­as­ter” — he had to walk the final seven miles.

This time, the 42-year-old north-west Lon­doner came home in 3:23, gen­er­at­ing £3,000 for the Spinal Mus­cu­lar At­ro­phy Trust. The one-year-old child of an old FZY friend has been di­ag­nosed with spinal mus­cu­lar at­ro­phy, an un­treat­able mus­cle wast­ing dis­ease.

Run­ning in aid of Ac­tion on Hear­ing Loss, pro­foundly deaf Martin Pam­pel, 28, fin­ished in three hours 38 min­utes. The Manch­ester-based run­ner was de­lighted with his time, an im­prove­ment of more than hour on his pre­vi­ous per­for­mance. For­mer King Solomon High pupil El­liott Man­ning, 23, is well on his way to a tar­get of £2,000 for the Na­tional Deaf Chil­dren’s So­ci­ety, hav­ing come home i n 4:45.

S i x t y - two-yearold GP Dr Ma r t i n Wo l f - s o n w a s “de­light- ed” with his time of 3.52. .52. The Kingston ton Syn­a­gogue ue m e m b e r raised more ore than £4,000 00 for the lo­cal cal P r i n c e s s Alice Hoss - pice, “which ch has s a dl l y had to care re for so many ny o f o u r friends”.

S i m o n Lawrence ( 4 : 3 1 ) r a i s e d £5,000 to b e s p l i t be­tween y o u t h ac­tiv­i­ties a t Hen­don Foot­ball Club, which he c h a i r s , and MS char­ity ar­ity Aim­s2cure Aim­s2cure. Lau­ren Sil­ver and sis­ter­rin-law Leanne Sil­ver r (both 5:55) ran the mar­rathon for the first time e for CRY (Car­diac Risk in n the Young), gen­er­at­ing g £5,000-plus. The Va­ri­ety Club ben­n­efited by £2,350 from the run of Jes­sica Enoch, who works in mar k e t i n g . De­bra Wil­ton ran her first marathon in 5:23, rais­ing more t h a n £2,000forthe Mis­car­riage As­so­ci­a­tion.

Sara Par­sowith and­joseph

El­liot and Emma Ben­jamin

Lewis Malka

Ge­orge Jack­son

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