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PDS thanks marathon runners

PDS thanks marathon runners
14th October 2009

Everyone who took part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon on Sunday (October 11th) has been praised by one of the charities taking part in the event.

In all, 39 people ran for the Parkinson's Disease Society (PDS), raising in excess of £14,000 for people with the condition with more competitors expected to filter through in the coming days.

The 13-mile route, which is seen as a particularly challenging feat, saw runners going through the four Royal Parks and around a number of major London landmarks including Buckingham Palace and the Houses of Parliament.

Paul Jackson-Clark, the director of fundraising at the Parkinson's Disease Society, said that anyone keen to represent the charity next year should get in touch as soon as possible.

He continued: "I'd like to thank everyone who took part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon as well as those who came to support the runners on the day.

"This event is ever more popular with places for the 2009 run filling up on the first day of registration."

A minimum sponsorship of £450 will be required for each participant in next year's event, though places are restricted. Despite this, the PDS is clearly willing to support anyone taking part.

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