Great North Run 2018

Director running in aid of St Barnabas Hospice Trust (Lincolnshire)

It’s that time of year again when Adam Davey is donning his trainers on 9th September to run in the world’s largest half marathon, the Great North Run, for the 14th time. Having raised over £10,000 over the past years, he is once again raising vital funds for St Barnabas Hospice.

St Barnabas Hospice delivers free, high-quality, compassionate end-of-life care and support to more than 9,000 adults with a life-limiting or terminal illness, and their family and carers. They aim to enable them to live as fully as they are able for however many days, weeks or months they have left.

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 this year. 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.

Adam commented “It’s a fantastic occasion with an amazing atmosphere. Having run the London Marathon earlier in the year I was hoping the training might have been a little easier but joking aside it’s gone well, and the incentive is always the fundraising.”.

The Great North Run takes place on Sunday, 9th September 2018 and will be broadcast live on BBC.

To sponsor Adam, click on the following link to take you to his JustGiving page:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/adam-davey9

And don’t forget to claim Gift Aid to increase your donation by 25%, at no extra cost to you.