DiAthlete Profile

Name: Gavin Griffiths
Date of Birth: 13/08/1991
Birth Place: London, UK
Sport: Running / Ultra Endurance

Thanet 2008 fin

First Challenge: 2008, 29 mile distance on the Thanet Coast Line to support Queen Mary’s Hospital’s Diabetes Clinic in Sidcup, Kent.

Biggest Challenge: 2013, taking on the GBR 30/30 Challenge of running 30 mile routes every day for 30 days starting in John O’Groats and finishing in Land’s End (Mainland United Kingdom)

Furthest Travelled for a Challenge? Adelaide a 55km in South Australia from Mount Lofty to Semaphore Beach.

Supporter of: Diabetes UK, JDRF, Marjorie’s Fund, ASCOTID, IDF Young Leaders in Diabetes Program, T1International, Diabetes Youth Care in Ghana, Life for a Child

DiAthlete Legacy:



  • Novo Nordisk [email protected] Race, Vancouver (5km) – 14th place 19 mins 53

  • Bear Grylls Survivor Race, Trent Park, London, 30km endurance challenge

  • Tema to Labadi Beach Accra, Ghana, Half Marathon

  • mHealth Grand Tour, Brussels to Geneva, cycling 1500km distance & 22,000m climb in 9 days

    Stage 1: Brussels to Cambrai; Cambrai to Reims; Reims to Paris

    Stage 2: Paris to Troyes; Troyes to Langres; Langres to Belfort

    Stage 3: Belfort to Yverdon; Yverdon to Morzine; Morzine to Geneva

  • ASCOTID Trail Race in Targu Mures, Transylvania, Romania, Half Marathon

  • Cowes to The Needles, Isle of Wight, UK, 24 miler



  • Alpe D’Huez trail run, French Alps, 8 miler mountain run;

  • Minnesota Cycle, 25 miles the Twin Cities cycling

  • Manhattan Marathons Challenge for Marjorie’s Fund, sponsored by Dexcom, 7 marathons in 7 days around Long Island, NY, USA: Manhattan to Rockville; Rockville to Babylon; Babylon to Medford; Medford to Port Jefferson; Port Jefferson to Centerport; Centerport to Bayside; Bayside to Manhattan.



  • Somerset Cycle, 100 mile cycle from Mark to Bristol, to Bath, to Mark

  • Mount Lofty to Semaphore run, South Australia, for JDRF Australia, 55km;

  • South Australia Road Running Club, Christmas 5km race, Adelaide, 5th place

  • GBR 30/30 Challenge, running from John O’Groats to Land’s End, 900 miles:
    John O’Groats to Lybster; Tain to Inverness; Inverness to Forres; Insch to Aberdeen; Aberdeen to Johnshaven; Montrose to Dundee; Dundee to Perth; Perth to Dunfermline; Glasgow to Airdrie; Airdrie to Edinburgh; Edinburgh to Dunbar; Newcastle to Hexham; Hexham to Carlisle; Carlisle to Workington; Lancaster to Fleetwood; Blackpool to Blackburn; Manchester to Liverpool; Liverpool to Wrexham; Wrexham to Crewe; Stoke to Telford; Telford to Birmingham; Birmingham to Worcester; Worcester to Gloucester; Stroud to Bristol; Cheddar to Taunton; Taunton to Exeter; Torquay to Plymouth; Plymouth to Bodmin; Bodmin to St Agnes; St Agnes to Lands End.



  • London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay, London 2012 Olympics;

  • Hastings to Brighton run for JDRF UK, 44 miles



  • Isle of Wight coast run, 70 miles

  • Thanet 2-dayer, training run 58 miles


  • Isle of Wight coast run, 50 miles completed

  • Kent Championships, 5km race Bexley, 19th place

  • Margao coast Half Marathon, Goa, India


  • Kent Championships, 5km race Gillingham, 13th place

  • Thanet Coastal Run, Kent, 29 miles