Rabbi sets the pace before leading Seder

By Jennifer Lipman, April 21, 2011

Chabad rabbi Odom Brandman was in good shape for Pesach having completed his first marathon in four hours 45 minutes, raising a higher than anticipated £8,000-plus. The money will go to the Buckhurst Hill Chabad Centre in Essex which Rabbi Brandman, 29, established in 2005.


It's no pain, no gain for brave Lara

By Jennifer Lipman, April 21, 2011

A woman with a rare tissue condition completed the marathon in eight hours 18 minutes.

Lara Bloom from Bushey decided to enter after watching others pass the finish line last year while she was collecting for charity. As her condition prevented her from running, she decided to walk the 26 miles instead.


Age no barrier for 86-year-old charity runner

By Jessica Elgot, April 21, 2011

Having watched his beloved West Ham lose to Aston Villa the previous day, the oldest 2011 race entrant, 86-year-old Paul Freedman, enjoyed a more satisfying end to his weekend.


Marathon runners step up for charity

April 21, 2011

Communal, Israel and general charities have benefited by hundreds of thousands of pounds from the exertions of Jewish runners in Sunday's London Marathon.


Kipkoech gets lucky

By David Gold, March 31, 2011

Kenya's Raymond Kipkoech claimed victory in a time of 2:26:44 in the Jerusalem marathon.

Kipkoech, 34, took advantage of a bizarre incident when race leaders Mutai Kopkorir and Kiman Njorage took a wrong turn and ended up crossing the finish line of the half-marathon in a different location.


Marathon effort by school

By Jessica Elgot, November 25, 2010

North West London Jewish Day School pupils went that extra mile, staging an 11-day "Mitzvah marathon" centred around the armed forces and remembrance. The 260 children joined up with a local school to make Christmas and Chanucah cards for soldiers serving overseas. During the marathon, pupils collected goods for Brent's refugee community, filling a supermarket trolley donated by Tesco.


Running Totals: How they finished, who they supported and how much they raised

April 29, 2010


The London Marathon: The runners and their causes

April 29, 2010

Repaying charity's Caring gesture

Dietician Anneka Gershon, 25, raised a healthy £2,200 for Jewish Care in her second marathon, inspired by a family connection.

Her grandmother is a resident in the charity's Lady Sarah Cohen House in East Finchley.

"I found this marathon harder than last year," she confided. "I struggled with my training due to a knee injury.

"But I was determined not to give up due to the great stuff Jewish Care does for my nana and the Jewish community as a whole and the support I received from my family and friends."


The London Marathon: Jewish causes are the winners

By Robyn Rosen, April 29, 2010

Jewish participants in the London Marathon have raised more than £400,000 for charitable causes.

Ort is the biggest beneficiary, raking in £105,000 from a group of South African runners who completed the 26.2 mile course on Sunday.

They were joined by ex-Royal Marine Tom Carver from Hendon, who was almost left to fly the flag alone because of the South Africans' travel problems in the wake of the flight disruption caused by the volcanic ash cloud.


I had to tweet on my feet

By Isabel Janner, April 30, 2009

Self-proclaimed techno geek Greg Allon “tweeted” his way though the marathon on his wife’s iPhone as he ran in aid of Myeloma UK. “Twitter was a brilliant way of keeping people involved and raising publicity,” he reported. “I even got sponsorship from people I’ve never met.”


Name Charity Amount Time
Jonathan Barr Kids £2,400 05:01:18