On Sunday, April 26, runners from all over Chester, Ellesmere Port and west Cheshire will put their best feet forward to run the Virgin Money London Marathon.

For some, it will be a new experience, for others it will be a challenge to beat a personal best time but all will be raising funds for causes close to their hearts.

From the Stroke Association to Chester Lions Club, Claire House Hospice, to Clatterbridge Cancer Care, these people's efforts will help charities to help others.

If you are running this year's Virgin Money London Marathon and would like us to include your photograph in our gallery, please submit the form below: