Great Run News

Love Is In The Air At Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run Love was in the air at the front of the 10km field, as Commonwealth Games marathon bronze medallist Robbie Simpson and his partner Virginie Barrand took the top spots in the men’s and women’s races. THOUSANDS READY FOR THE SIMPLYHEALTH GREAT ABERDEEN RUN Some of Scotland’s finest athletes will join more than 5,500 club runners and charity fundraisers in one of the north east’s biggest sporting events on Sunday, when the Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run takes to the streets of the Granite City. 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.