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3,000 Lace Up Ahead Of Inaugural Great East Run The very first Simplyhealth Great East Run will take place this weekend on Sunday 24 September, with 3,000 runners set to tackle the half marathon distance in Ipswich, Suffolk. Look Out For 7ft Peppa Pig At the Great Birmingham Run What would Daddy Pig say? A Midlands charity fundraiser has revealed how he plans to stand out from the crowd at next month’s Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run. TV Presenter Returns To Roots For Great East Run ITV presenter Ian Payne will return to his Suffolk roots to run the Simplyhealth Great East Run to raise money for the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation as part of a two-event challenge before he reaches 50. Ex-Athlete Angie Makes Recovery for Great East Run Former 400m runner Angie Underdown had to stop competing after she suffered a heart attack. She has managed to turn her life around and has the Simplyhealth Great East Run in her sights this weekend. Ian Has South Run In His Sights After Shedding 6 Stone Police community support officer Ian Wright will take on the Simplyhealth Great South Run after he had a severe heart attack while on duty. He managed to turn his life around by taking up running and losing six stone. Mayor's Movers to Take on Great Birmingham Run On Sunday October 15th eleven members of the West Midlands Combined Authority including Mayor of the West Midlands Mayor Andy Street CBE will be taking on the 13.1mile Simplyhealth Great Birmingham Run to raise funds for Cure Leukaemia. 10,000 Take on Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon Thousands of runners pounded the streets of Bristol on Sunday 17 September for the Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon. Weight Loss Runners Gear Up For Great Bristol Half The Simplyhealth Great Bristol Half Marathon is taking place this weekend on Sunday 17 September, with over 10,000 participants set to take on the scenic event. Jessica Runs South 5k To Help Paralysed Baby Cousin Jessica Coster will take on the Simplyhealth Great South 5k this Autumn to raise money to cre for her baby cousin Archie who is paralysed from the neck down. Massive Total Recorded On Simplyhealth Great Run Day More than 1.5million miles of activity was clocked up by more than a quarter of a million people including many who signed up for the initiative, which encouraged people to be part of the UK’s most active weekend