Six Runners In Great North Run 2017

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Six Great North Runners
We are lucky enough to have six runners in this year’s Great North Run with 5 from our given charity spaces and one other runner taking part following her own entry into this historic event which starts in Newcastle and ends in South Sheilds. Read their stories below.

 
Wendy is taking part in the Great North Run as the mid point in her ‘Challenge For Charity’. Wendy is half way to her fundraising goal and is looking to make the Great North Run a successful event by raising money to help her colleagues. Please support her with tweets using the hashtag #helpfothers
You can sponsor Wendy by either texting ‘WDYW00 £2’ to 70070
or visiting her fundraising page

“I feel proud that I can do my very small bit to help other officers”


Wendy's GNR

 
Helen is taking one of the first charity spots and will be running with a running club that she normally runs with and all the group have all decided to support charities, Helen’s one being Call4Backup.
You can sponsor Helen by either texting ‘HDCB82 £2’ to 70070
or visiting her fundraising page

“I am very nervous but also excited for Sunday.”


Helen's GNR

 
Georgina, whose husband is a serving Police Officer, and friend is a Trustee for the charity has decided to run take part as her husband is from the area and other family members have completed the run and she will use this to spur her on.
You can sponsor Georgina by visiting her fundraising page

“My sister and brother-in-law have previously completed the run and to do it for such a great charity is a privilege.”


Georgie's GNR

 
Dave, who is an officer in North Yorkshire, decided to kick off his boots, put down his baton and don his running shoes for the Great North Run. Dave badgered his colleagues with his fundraising in order to push him well over the £300 target he set himself.
You can sponsor Dave by either texting ‘NYPD85 £2’ to 70070
or visiting his fundraising page

“It got very real with the arrival of my race number the other day.”


Dave's GNR

 
Kate feels very stongly about wanting to help fellow Police Officers who she believes would have to wait weeks or months to talk through what they may have seen when Call4Backup is there 7 days a week.
You can sponsor Kate by either texting ‘COLP48 £2’ to 70070
or visiting her fundraising page

“I am really passionate about the cause and want to get even more sponsors.”


Kate's GNR

 
Neil is taking part in the Great North Run while ‘tabbing’. For those unfamiliar it means that he will be doing the run while carrying a weighted rucksack. Neil ‘tabbed’ the Paras10 last week to begin his fundraising off and to prepare him for the Great North Run.
You can sponsor Neil by either texting ‘VNMA73 £2’ to 70070
or visiting his fundraising page

“My uncle was a serving officer who was medically discharged so I want to help others like him.”


Neil's GNR

 
At the point of publishing this article our runners have raised almost £1,750 between them! Remember that you can watch the event live on BBC One from 09:30 – 13:30 on Sunday 10th September 2017. You can also download the app and follow your runner’s progress.