A Gateshead athlete who set himself the challenge of running 2012 miles in 2012 for charity has joined thousands of competitors in the Bupa Great North 10k.
Graham Smith, of Whickham, hopes to raise £2,012 for the Tony Blair Sports Foundation.
The athletics coach has already completed more than half the challenge, clocking up over 1000 miles since the start of the year, and the run will propel him 10K further towards his target.If you can't see our live blog of the race click here
Managed by the organisers of the Bupa Great North Run, the Bupa Great North 10k is suitable for runners of all abilities, whether they’re taking a step towards a healthier lifestyle, raising money for charity or just want to have fun.
Attracting thousands of participants each year, the event caters to everyone, from first timers, to those in training for the world’s biggest half-marathon in September.
The course takes in the stunning NewcastleGateshead Quayside, including the Millennium Bridge, The Sage and the BALTIC. Runners will finish in the home of athletics in the North East, Gateshead International Stadium.
The event is completely free to spectate, with music, entertainment and food concessions on the event site at the Stadium.
£25 entry fee includes t-shirt, medal, finisher’s pack and accurate chip timing.
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