Baker’s Dozen to take on the Virgin Money London Marathon

While we’re craving the sweet surprises of a new series of the Great British Bake Off, thirteen contestants from previous series are taking on a challenge with fewer “Hollywood handshakes” but a similar sweet finale.

Thirteen stars of the Great British Bake Off (GBBO) will swap their aprons and cake tins for running kit as they prepare to take on the 2018 Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 22 April, raising money for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity (GOSH), Macmillan and World Vision.

The Baker’s Dozen features some of the top bakers from the first seven series including 2013 winner Frances Quinn, 2014’s fashion designer-turned-foodblogger Chetna Makan and 2016’s Selasi Gbormittah.

The team of cake aficionados, aged 21 to 63 and with a varying level of fitness and running experience, will be encouraging each other through the coming months of training with both motivational camaraderie and, of course, baked goodies. The friendly competition between the Baker’s Dozen is not only about who will be first to cross the famous finish line on The Mall in April, but also who can produce the best marathon-inspired treats. Keep a close eye on their Instagram accounts for some post-training indulgence and inspiration.

The full Baker’s Dozen is below and we’ll be keeping you up to date with news from contestants between now and race day!

The Baker’s Dozen

  • Selasi Gbormittah (Series 7)
  • Jane Beedle (Series 7)
  • Tom Gilliford (Series 7)
  • Michael Georgiou (Series 7)
  • Ian Cumming (Series 6)
  • Mat Riley (Series 6)
  • Alvin Magallanes (Series 6)
  • Richard Burr (Series 5)
  • Chetna Makan (Series 5)
  • Kate Henry (Series 5)
  • Enwezoer Nzegwu (Series 5)
  • Frances Quinn (Series 4)
  • Beca Lyne-Pirkis (Series 4)

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