HANDY Cross Runners will be flying the flag for High Wycombe on Sunday as they compete in the London Marathon.

At 26.2 miles, the marathon is a gruelling challenge and this year ten competitors from the running club will step-up to the challenge.

With the sun expected to shine throughout the day, conditions will be perfect for these Wycombe-based runners to raise money for charity.

Fran Brown is running to raise money for children’s charity Barnardo’s.

To donate, please visit: www.virginmoneygiving.com/FrancesBrown

Liz Ehrmann will be running in her first marathon. She is raising money for Crohn's and Colitis UK.

To donate, please visit: www.justgiving.com/tizzystewart

Terry Eves, 73, will be running his 15th marathon and is hoping for a time of around four hours 15 minutes.

Julian Hucks is running to raise money for Walser’s Tanzania Charity, based in Bledlow Ridge, who raise money for poor communities in Tanzania.

To donate, please visit: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/juleshuckstanzania

Paul Joel, who is also running in his first marathon, is raising money for Spinal Research.

To donate, please visit: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/pauljoel

Anna Johnston is running for the TV Times Team and is raising money for Leukaemia and Lymphoma Research.

To donate, please visit: www.justgiving.com/annamjohnston/?utm

Seba Smiley is running her first marathon to raise money for Cardiac Risk in the Young.

Linda Weedon is running to raise money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

To donate, please visit: www.justgiving.com/linda-weedon

Also running in this year’s London Marathon for Handy Cross are Helen Moseley and Phil Hutchby.