Five runners from Barnet have raised £22,000 for Jewish Care, which will go towards support for elderly people in the community.

Jewish Care is a health and social care organisation serving the Jewish community in London and the South East.

Originally a cyclist, Jonathan Wiesbart, 52, signed up to do his first marathon and had a setback when he came off his bike and broke his elbow, he managed to recover and complete the race.

Leslie Walters, 55, ran in memory of his friend, Jack Morgan who passed away at 22.

Runner, Jake Norton, completed his first marathon in 3 hours 35 minutes, he said: “I’m thrilled I did it. It was an incredible experience and the hardest thing I’ve ever done.”

Alan Giesenow, 39 is married and has a 6-year-old son, he finished the race in 4 hours 29 minutes. He added: “I saw a colleague and we ran together for the last 10 miles."

Ben Pollock also took on the challenge and completed the race in 4 hours 7 minutes.