Fancy taking on a half-marathon?

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Runners from Milton Keynes are needed to take on the Brighton Half-Marathon in aid of the charity Diabetes UK.

The 13-mile race takes place on February 2 and goes through some of the city’s most iconic sights, starting on the seafront at the Brighton  Marina before taking in the city centre, the Royal Pavilion  and stretches of coastal road.

Across Milton Keynes are there are currently around 10,800 people living with diabetes, as well as around 3,200 who have Type 2 diabetes but don’t know it. Diabetes can lead  to devastating complications such as blindness, kidney  failure, heart disease, stroke and amputation.

Fiona Streeter, Diabetes UK events manger, said: “Running is a great way to keep physically active, which is really important for both preventing Type 2 diabetes and for helping to manage diabetes if you already have it.

“As part of the Diabetes UK team you’ll be raising money to provide vital information ad support for people  with diabetes, and last year our runners raised close to £10,000. You will also help increase awareness of the condition, particularly to those who are at risk orae living with diabetes but are not aware of it, as well as fund pioneering research into the condition.”

To sign up to he challenge visit http://www.diabetes.org.uk/Get_involved/Fundraising-events/Brighton-Half-Marathon/ or email Nicola.Verra@diabetse.org.uk