Great Run News

Royal Navy stage GNR on ship's deck in Caribbean Petty Officer Joe Gibbs was signed up to the Great North Run this year, but even after the event was cancelled and his Squadron was deployed overseas, he would not be stopped. Runners take on Virtual GNR across the world Runners in 57 countries on six continents took part in the Virtual Great North Run. See the pictures here. GREAT NORTH RUN GOES GLOBAL Runners on six continents, in 57 countries and in EVERY UK postcode area will take part in the Virtual Great North Run this Sunday. BEARDED RUNNER RAISING MONEY FOR SCHOOL A primary school teacher who vowed not shave his beard until schools returned properly will take part in the Virtual Great North Run to raise money for the school where he worked for four years. Nurses Go The Extra Mile A team of nurses from the Freeman heart unit who needed motivation to get out about during lockdown have tested themselves with a series of virtual running challenges. Nothing Will Stop Runner and Volunteer John John, who suffered a cardiac arrest whilst out training for last year’s Great North Run, but still managed to walk the event just three months later will take on the Virtual Great North Run. Volunteers Go Virtual in 2020 Meet the people who usually give up their time to work tirelessly at the Great North Run, but this year have taken the opportunity to run it themselves. SALLY TO RUN VIRTUAL GNR FOR WARD 34 After she returned to NHS frontline duties in the fight against coronavirus, Sally will run the Virtual Great North Run to raise money for the ward where she spent her time. VIRTUAL GREAT NORTH RUN: WHAT IS IT & HOW CAN YOU ENTER The virtual version of Britain's biggest running event is FREE to enter and open to everyone, wherever they are in the world. Teacher Takes On GNR Solo To Give Back To Community Suzette admits that she lost her running mojo during lockdown and signed up to GNR Solo to give herself a ‘kick up the backside’.