Meet the Slimming World London Marathon Team 2024!

On Sunday 21st April, 17 Slimming World members, Consultants and Head Office Staff will take on the iconic London Marathon as part of a team to raise funds for SMILES, Slimming World’s own charitable foundation.

This year, together they’ll be running for Cancer Research UK, the Irish Cancer Society, and Alzheimer’s Research UK. You can show your support by donating via their JustGiving page.


Give a huge round of applause for our incredible 2024 team…


Slimming World’s Man of the Year 2023, Aaron Walker, who has lost 14st.

Alison Derbyshire from Nottingham, who has lost 5st 4 ½ lbs with the Dora Phillips Hall Slimming World group in Eastwood.

Consultant Craig Falcus who helps slimmers achieve their dreams at his group in North Shields after losing 5st.

Slimming World Head Office registered nutritionist, Emily Young.

Member Hannah Day, who has lost 7st 5 ½lbs at the Townhill Slimming World group.

Slimming World Online member Hayley Costa, who has lost 2st 3lbs.

Ian Heath from Kent, who has lost 9st 8lbs at the Sittingbourne Slimming World group in Kent.

John Durkin, from Slimming World’s Couple of the Year 2023, who has lost 10st 11lbs at the Burnley group.

Member Lisa Doherty from Mickleover, who has lost 4st.

Consultant Louise O’Neill who has lost 4st 7lbs and maintained her weight loss for 15 years. She now leads her own group in Linwood and Lochwinnoch. 

Matt Symons, who has lost 8st 8lbs with the Wensum Slimming World group in Norwich.

Slimming World Head Office Team Manager, Lianne Bush.

Nicola Guilfoyle, part of Slimming World’s Couple of the Year 2021, who has lost 12st 8lbs at the Clonmel Slimming World group.

Member Sharon Guest-Barker, who lost 1st 11lbs at the Bradwell Slimming World group.

Simon Graves, from Berkshire, who has lost 4st 11lbs at the Maidenhead group.

Consultant Trevor Kearns, who lost 8st 9lbs and now runs his own group in Lucan.

Member Trudi Norman, from Surrey, who has lost 6st with the Horley Slimming World group.

About Slimming World

Slimming World was founded by Margaret Miles-Bramwell OBE in Derbyshire in 1969 and has become the UK and Ireland’s leading weight loss organisation with more people choosing to attend a Slimming World group each week than any other weight loss programme. We support hundreds of thousands of people, both in our groups and online, to lose weight and to adopt new habits to stay slim for life.

Over the years our founding principles haven’t changed:

·           Our unique programme is based on a powerfully motivating support system called IMAGE (Individual Motivation and Group Experience) Therapy. Underpinned by a deep understanding of the psychology of overweight people, and incorporating the most effective sustainable behaviour change techniques, IMAGE Therapy is designed to inspire and motivate slimmers to make positive changes and to develop new, healthier habits around food and physical activity.

·           Food Optimising is our healthy eating plan, based on the liberating concept of Free Food. We encourage our members to fill up on those foods that are naturally lower in energy density (calories per gram) and also highly satisfying while limiting foods that are highest in fat and sugar and are less satisfying, so they lose weight without ever feeling hungry or deprived and without having to weigh, measure or count everything they eat. 

·           Our physical activity support programme, Body Magic helps members to overcome any barriers around exercise. Members choose when to start and they set the pace, finding activities they genuinely enjoy, until regular physical activity becomes an intrinsic part of their daily routine. 

At the heart of everything we do lies our passion for treating every member with genuine care, empathy and respect.

We’re proud to work with the NHS, the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID), The Royal College of Midwives and others to help shape the future of weight management in the UK and Ireland.

For more information about Slimming World’s approach visit slimmingworld.co.uk or slimmingworld.ie

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