A close friend of the marathon runner who died during the London Marathon has described Claire Squires as an "inspiration".
Both Nicola Short and the RAF Association (RAFA) have paid tribute to her on the RAFA website. In a statement, the RAFA said:
"Claire was a wonderfully vibrant and energetic person, who was a keen charity supporter and loved by all who knew her. Claire’s efforts in support of the RAF Association helped to raise hundreds of pounds for our charity and that is something for which we will always be grateful".
The funeral of a woman from Leicestershire who died during the London Marathon will be held in the family’s home town at midday.
The best friend of Claire Squires from Leicestershire, who died in the London Marathon, says the family is overwhelmed by the donations.
Donations to a charity in honour of a runner from Leicestershire who collapsed and died during the London Marathon continued to soar today.