If you are looking to step up from 5k and 10k runs and are ready for a fantastic, invigorating challenge you still have time to grab a charity place in the Great North Run on the 15th September. Starting in Newcastle, the GNR course takes in the iconic Tyne Bridge, goes through Gateshead passing the famous international athletics stadium and finishes in the coastal town of South Shields. Live music, on course refreshment and thousands of cheering supporters will keep you motivated every step of the way.
I’ve completed this event 4 times and cannot recommend it highly enough. It is such a rewarding event with the most fantastic atmosphere. In fact I would hazard a guess that the support is second only to the London Marathon but with the Great North Run you stand a chance of finishing without crippling yourself.
I’ve written up my race reports:
and provided a series of event tips:
If you are tempted by the World’s biggest and best half marathon, the ultimate mass participation event (55,000 accepted entrants from over 100,000 applicants last year) there’s still chance to get a place through the British Lung Foundation.
Deadline – 26th July!
Don’t miss out!
The charity requires a £50 registration fee and ask all runners to raise a minimum of £300 to help them support those with lung disease.
Running for a charity doesn’t only mean you’ll help the lives of those less fortunate, but they’ll also make sure your day is extra special! The BLF provide:
- BLF running vest and t-shirt
- Training Guide
- Fundraising pack
- On hand support from start to finish
- Any fundraising materials you need
- Post race marquee, with refreshments and a massage on race day!
For more information visit: http://www.blf.org.uk/Event/Detail/Great-North-Run
020 7078 7912