Over 600 gathered for marathon runner funeral

More than 600 family and friends are thought to have arrived at the funeral.

Some 200 people packed into the church, which can seat 150, while more than 400 stood on the grass outside.

The Rev Emma Davies described Claire as a "truly beautiful" person who "sparkled".

We gather to remember Claire and to give great thanks to Claire who gave so much to so many people.

– THE REV EMMA DAVIES

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Running for Claire Squires

The friends of a 30-year-old hairdresser from Leicestershire who died during the London Marathon last year will be running the race in her memory today.