Adam Davey is donning his trainers once again on 10th September to run in the world’s largest half marathon, the Great North Run, for the 13th time. Having raised over £10,000 over the past years, he is once again raising vital funds for St Barnabas Hospice. St Barnabas Hospice provides specialist care to people with a life limiting illness. In the last 12 months they have cared for over 5,500 patients and their families across Lincolnshire.
The world’s leading half marathon, the Great North Run, was first staged in 1981 where just over 12,000 people took part on the 13.1 mile course from Newcastle upon Tyne to South Shields; with entries reaching 57,000 people in 2014. In 2014 the event made history as it became the first International Association of Athletics Federations event in the world to welcome its millionth finisher. Previous runners include some of the most famous names in distance running; Mo Farah, Paula Radcliffe and Haile Gebrselassie.
“It’s a fantastic occasion with an amazing atmosphere. It gets that little bit harder each year but training has gone well and the incentive is always the fundraising”.
The Great North Run takes place on Sunday, 10th September 2017 and will be broadcast live on BBC. Three weeks later, the trainers will be out again for the Lincoln half marathon, on Sunday 1st October 2017. The route will pass along the Fossdyke Canal, through the stunning Brayford Wharf, before heading uphill towards historic Lincoln to take in the sights of Lincoln Castle and Cathedral, before returning to finish at the Lincolnshire Showground. To sponsor Adam, click on the following link to take you to his JustGiving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Adam-Davey7 And don’t forget to claim Gift Aid to increase your donation by 25%, at no extra cost to you.