Great Run News

APOLLO AIM TO RETAIN THEIR TITLE AND KEEP BEFRIENDING For the second year running Apollo are running the Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run and raising funds for Befriend a Child. COMMONWEALTH GAMES BRONZE MEDALLIST TO RUN IN ABERDEEN Scotland’s Commonwealth Games marathon bronze medallist Robbie Simpson will test his speed by competing in the 10km at this Sunday’s Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run, which has attracted more than 5,500 runners to the Granite City. Peterhead-Based Czech Woman’s First Scottish Race A Czech mountain runner who now lives in Peterhead will take part in her first Scottish road race when she lines up with thousands of other participants in the Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run on 26th August. ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY STAFF TO RUN IN MEMORY OF COLLEAGUE Staff at Aberdeen University will take to the streets in the Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run in memory of a former colleague who died from a brain tumour earlier this year. ALLAN INSPIRED TO RUN IN MEMORY OF HIS LATE SISTER Allan Mann is to pay a poignant tribute to his sister Jennifer by taking part in Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run to raise funds for a charity which supports Insch War Memorial Hospital where she passed away, aged 33, after suffering from cancer. COMMONWEALTH GAMES MEDALLIST TRAINS COLLEAGUES Commonwealth Games marathon bronze medallist Robbie Simpson took time out from his busy schedule today to conduct a training session with runners from an Aberdeen-based oilfield services company taking on the Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run. Jogscotland at the Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run Jogscotland, Scotland’s recreational running network, will have a dedicated start pen at the Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run on Sunday 26 August. JOE STEPS UP A GEAR AFTER BATTLING CANCER It’s just over a year since Joe Boyle was diagnosed with cancer in his throat and neck, but the courageous 45 year-old is now gearing up for an appearance in the Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run. New Route For Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run A new route has been confirmed for the 2018 Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run. GAIL TURNS BACK THE CLOCK TO RUN IN ABERDEEN When Gail Irvine struggled to complete the Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run family mile with her three-year-old son Robert last August she realised it was time to take drastic action.