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Newcastle University’s nationally acclaimed Great North Run initiative for…

‘Action on Global Poverty and Action on Climate Change’!

“One of the most amazing experiences of my life and it was an honour to take part…

Your work is invaluable – please keep up your efforts.” (David Chambers, BSc Engineering)

“A credit to our institution. I commend it” (Professor Brink, Vice-Chancellor)

“A huge thank you for your wonderful support… We’re so grateful… Fantastic! … Good luck to everyone taking part!” (Lucy Moulsdale, Save the Children)

“This is the sort of intelligently compassionate response I applaud.” (Professor Sir George Alberti, former Dean of Medicine at Newcastle, and former President of the Royal College of Physicians)

Generous concessions are available to students!

No deductions for ‘expenses’!

Joining the Team:

• Let Dr Golding know you’re interested –;

• Go to

and click on the ‘Reminder Service’ button. GNR will then send you a reminder when the General Ballot for places opens;

• Enter the ballot when it opens and let Dr Golding know you’ve done so;

• If you’re unlucky in the ballot, let Dr Golding know IMMEDIATELY. You’ll then have a high priority for one of the team’s 25 ‘charity places’, at the same price (£54).


The Great North Run is the greatest mass-participation sporting event in the world and over a million people have taken part in it. Each year, it’s covered extensively on BBC 2. It’s a ‘Run’, not a ‘Race’, and anyone in reasonable health who’s prepared to take the training seriously can complete it and enjoy doing so. For 2017, it’s scheduled for Sunday 10th September, two weeks before the start of term.

Our nationally acclaimed ‘University Team’ raises awareness and funds for what are surely the two greatest challenges facing the human race – namely, global poverty and climate change – and each team member has a wide choice as to which agency should receive a substantial proportion of the funds they raise.


Left: At the finish, Raquel de Sousa and Khristianne Greenhalgh, students in the Faculty of Medical Sciences (2016)

A training seminar and a social, at which technical know-how and experience is shared, instil a sense of community and purpose; help with fundraising is varied and imaginative; and team photo’s before the Run and individual ones at the Finish provide great mementos of a wonderful experience. “Hand on heart, I have to say that [the support given] is an inspiration to everyone ready to follow into the challenge of the Great North Run” (Professor David Leat, Team Captain).


For photo’s, see below:

Pre-Run – team doing a ‘Mo’ (2015)

Pre-Run, The ‘Professorial Team’ (2016) (l-r): Prof Bernard Golding; Dr Phil Ansell, Dean of Sport; Prof Emma Stevenson; Prof David Leat (Team Captain); Prof Steve Vincent; Prof Phil Taylor.

At the finish: Professor David Leat, Team Captain (2016).

At the finish: fly-past by the Red Arrows – a great sight! (2016).

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