Great Run News

Former Soldier Inspiring Others From 12 Stone Loss A former soldier who turned to alcohol and piled on the pounds managed to shed over 12 stone and has turned his life around to inspire others to take up running. He is now one of the key volunteers at Alton Water's Great Run Local. Colmore Row, Rotunda and The Bull... Colmore Row, Rotunda and The Bull… the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10K route is a celebration of city landmarks. Soap Stars To Run In Manchester Katie McGlynn and Rob Mallard, who play Sinead Tinker and Daniel Osborne in Coronation Street, will take on this year’s Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run for Mummy’s Star. Universities get active at city’s biggest 10k University challenge will take on a whole new meaning this year after three of Birmingham’s academic institutions signed up to get staff and students active at the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10K. Parkinson's Choir Inspires Emma A local music teacher is running the Simplyhealth Great Stirling Run next month to raise money for Parkinson’s UK, after being inspired by the members of her choir who suffer with the disease. Josh To Use Great Manchester Run As Paralympic Training A man who was left paralysed after he broke his neck when diving into a swimming pool is set to take on the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run as part of his training to become a Paralympic athlete. University 'Gold Wave' at Great Aberdeen Run The University of Aberdeen is calling on staff, students and alumni to join its 'Gold Wave' of runners who will compete in this year's Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run. Surviving Sepsis Is Motivation For Heather A midwife, who battled sepsis just days after giving birth, is taking on the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run to celebrate a year since she overcame the deadly condition. Charity Runners And Jake Wightman Launch Great East Run Runners from East Anglian Air Ambulance charity met Commonwealth bronze medallist Jake Wightman as they launched the 2019 Simplyhealth Great East Run at Ipswich Waterfront. The half marathon will return on Sunday 22 September. Fundraising For Florence in Manchester A young girl from Dukinfield will be pushed around the Simplyhealth Great Manchester Run course as her family continue their fundraising bid to find a cure for her rare genetic disorder.