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Great North Run – SJ Members’ Highlights

Angela Harper – “Loved it! Brilliant atmosphere” – click here to read Angie’s full report

Angela GNR metro

Mark Neve – “The crowds were fantastic all the way round the course offering support to all the runners. It was really good to see The Red Arrows as they did several fly overs for us. My sister struggled with some of the hills but did me proud with a super strong finish even though she was tired and I loved seeing the determination on her face when things got tough.” – click here to read Mark’s full report Geordie style

GNR Mark

or here to read Mark’s English translation

Harvey Young – “It was my first GNR and the whole experience was amazing, the support from the crowds was incredible , I was lucky enough to meet up with Kate turnell a fellow Sandhurst Jogger and we ran the race together, my wife helen who inspires me to run was waiting at the finish for me making it a perfect day. This is a run I’d recommend but there are things to consider, it’s packed and you’ll be running with other runners around you for the whole race, it took me and Kate half an hour from the start of the race to cross the start line and the locals were handing out some strange things from sausage rolls to lager. The atmosphere is amazing and so is the support. The route wasn’t hilly although the heat made it worse than it should have. As I ran for the MS trust there was food and drinks waiting for me at the end and a massage by two students studying massage from the local college which was unbelievably helpful in my recovery.”

Harvey GNR medal

Kate Turnell – “A fantastic event, very busy, very hot, no PB’s but would I do it again – yes but only if i can have longer up there, it’s a very long way!!!”

Harvey and kate gnr

Georgie Hogben-Stephenson – “My first half marathon was at this year’s GNR, what an adventure. 57,000 is a lot of people, the atmosphere and camaraderie kept you moving. The miles seemed to disappear underfoot quicker than in training. So much to keep you distracted from the miles. I was a little disappointed with the sheer number of people walking which meant I was desperately weaving in and out. My silver lining, I completed my first half marathon, l now have a PB, a slow PB but it can only go one way from here, my next half marathon… Surrey Half already booked.”

Georgie GNR


GNR results 2018




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