London Marathon 2014: please support our runners

The London Marathon takes place this year on Sunday 13 April and - as ever - many committed and generous runners will be supporting Jesuit Missions and the Jesuit Refugee Service through sponsorship. Here are details of just some of the team ...

John Marshall is a London Marathon tradition these days, and it wouldn’t be race day without one of the Marshall’s participating. John is on marathon number ten and in his time of training he’s clocked up thousands of miles. If you would like to support John on his marathon anniversary, please follow the link

Duncan Byrne is Deputy Head of Cheltenham College in Gloucestershire and he’ll be running his seventh London Marathon. This is Duncan’s second marathon on behalf of JM; in 2010, he ran as Womble Orinoco and he will be Wombling again this year, as – he says - it gives him an excuse not to run a fast time.

Alain van West is coming out of retirement for One – Last – Run! He is a veteran London Marathon runner and has been a great supporter of Jesuit Missions down through the years. Please support him on the day by cheering him on and helping him to reach his fundraising target. Also, he really wants to beat his wife’s time… To show your support, please follow the link to Alain's fundraising page

Edward De Quay was inspired by his friend Nick Chan's marathon run last year. However, he’s probably wisely chosen not to wear the Wombles costume this year; he could still do with some support though, so if you would like to sponsor Edd or any of our runners, please just click on the links provided

Ciara Jackson ran for Jesuit Missions in 2012 alongside her husband and her brother. This time she's flying solo and needs your support. Please follow the link and help Ciara

Hugh Dickinson is a former student of Stonyhurst College and a first time marathon runner. His experience in the military has prepped him for endurance, but could this be his toughest challenge yet? Why not help him with his marathon running ambition by pledging your support.

Milton Costa is a scholastic living in London and will have the support of the Jesuit communities behind him for his first marathon. He will be raising funds for JRS (Jesuit Refugee Service) and will be the only representative runner for them due to his running mate Maria having to pull out due to injury. Show him some support by following the link to his page

Edward Dickinson has been training hard since October last year and is raring to go. Having overhauled his lifestyle habits to train for the marathon, he really has made the effort and deserves all the support he can get in the build-up and on the day. If you would like to support Edward in his marathon task, please click on his fundraising link

We thank all our runners and their supporters. If you want more details about the Jesuit Missions/JRS team or you want to make a donation, please go to