Great Run News

Gurkha Soldiers Join 5,000 For Great North 10k 200 Gurkha soldiers were among the thousands of runners at the Simplyhealth Great North 10k Gateshead that is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year. 5,000 Set For Great North 10k's 10th Anniversary 5,000 participants will take on the Simplyhealth Great North 10k Gateshead this weekend, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Grandad Takes On North 10k In Carly's Memory Frank Hemmings will run the Simplyhealth Great North 10k Gateshead and the Simplyhealth Great North Run for Mind after his granddaughter Carly died unexpectedly at the age of 26. 200 Gurkha Soldiers To Return To Great North 10k The Gurkha recruits, based at Catterick Garrison in North Yorkshire, will return to the Simplyhealth Great North 10k Gateshead for the seventh time on Sunday 8 July Maria Takes On North 10k Despite Brain Tumour Maria Purvis was diagnosed with a brain tumour and went through five invasive operations in the last year to remove it. She's set to take on her first running challenge at the Simplyhealth Great North 10k. Luke to Be Guided By Dad At North 10k For Charity Luke Johnson is visually impaired and will be guided by his father at this year’s Simplyhealth Great North 10k on Sunday 8 July. It is his first running challenge to fundraise for a guide dog’s charity. Mum Marks 10 years of Son's Heart Op at North 10k Nicki Battensby set to take on a running challenge at the Simplyhealth Great North 10k Gateshead to mark the tenth year of her young son undergoing life-saving heart surgery. Beauticians Tackle North 10k For Female Cancer Charity Two beauty therapists are set to take on the Simplyhealth Great North 10k on Sunday 8 July as part of the company’s aim to raise over £100,000 for a women’s cancer charity. Aly Dixon And Runners Launch 10 Years Of North 10k North East athlete Alyson Dixon joined a group of runners from across the region to launch the Simplyhealth Great North 10k Gateshead, which is celebrating it’s 10th anniversary this year. Stuart Takes On North 10k And GNR For Colitis Awareness Stuart Fearn battled a severe form of Colitis which resulted in him having his entire bowel removed. He is now set to take on the Simplyhealth Great North 10k and Simplyhealth Great North Run to raise awareness about the condition.