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Great Run’s Bloggers

Peta Bee

Peta Bee is Performance Editor of Athletics Weekly magazine

Iona Bruce

Iona Bruce is a 24 year old graduate, gym instructor (personal trainer in training), functional fitness instructor, trampoline coach, blogger, writer, photographer and events organiser based in Glasgow, Scotland

Richard Easterbrook

Richard Easterbrook is a PR and Content Executive, working within the communications team at The Great Run Company.

Paula Radcliffe - ambassador for women's running

The legendary athlete is joining forces with Britain’s biggest running events series to encourage more women to take on the challenge of a Great Run this year. At the first Great North Run in 1981 only 11% of the field were women; now they make up 44% of the 240,000 people taking on a Great Run event each year. In 2015, Great Run is seeking to go even further, and has set itself the target of achieving an even 50/50 split of male/female runners across their 15 popular events in cities around the UK. 

Stephen Morrison

Formerly confined to walking aids as a child and morbidly obese, at 354lbs, in adulthood, Stephen has used walking and running to transform his life and is now a respected physical activity adviser, ambassador, blogger and try athlete. He can be followed on twitter at @howmanymiles_

Sally O'Shea

Sally O'Shea, 30, Manchester 

Sally changed her lifestyle through training for  last year's Morrisons Great Manchester Run. Her weight dropped by three and a half stone from 16 stone after she got fit and joined a gym. Sally didn't think she'd be able to complete the 10k  but she was determined to finish the course. 

Saheli Women's Group

Saheli Womens Group, Balsall Heath, Birmingham 

Last year, members of the Sheli Women's Group, a group of seventeen women from diverse cultural backgrounds went from non-runners to completing the Morrison’s Great Birmingham Run half marathon,  Some of the group struggled to walk long distnaces when they started the journey, Training together they empowered each other to conquer the challenge. They're now training for the first event Morrisons Great Birmingham 10K

Ruth Howie

Ruth Howie, 50 Crieff, Scotland 
Ruth Howie from Crieff lost ten stone in 1year, a change in diet and a commitment to regular running saw her go from 20st and inactive to completing the 2014 Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run half marathon in Glasgow, in an impressive time of 1:43 at 50 years of age. 

Jonny Mellor

Jonny Mellor is Great Run Training's resident elite athlete. Having ran since the age of 14, Jonny now competes for Great Britain over track, road and cross-country and has recently won the British 10,000m Championships as well as representing Team England at the Commonwealth Games. Follow Jonny's advice on Great Run Training Facebook and Twitter.