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Newcastle University’s Nationally Acclaimed Great North Run Initiative

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

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

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

“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 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 the ‘Team Manager’ know you’re interested –;

• Doc G. will then give you a ‘heads up’ when the General Ballot for places opens later this month, and give you some tips for entering it;

• Enter the ballot when it opens, following the guidelines provided by the Manager – and let him know you’ve done so;

• If you’re unlucky in the ballot, let the Manager know immediately. You’ll have a high priority for one of the team’s 25 ‘charity places’, at the same price.

Team doing a Usain Bolt

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 2018, it’s scheduled for Sunday 9th September, two weeks before the start of term at Newcastle University.

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 to support action on the horrendous humanitarian crises currently in the news. Each team member has a wide choice as to which agency should receive a substantial proportion of the funds they raise.

Raquel and Kristianne at the Finish

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 by] Dr Golding is an inspiration to everyone ready to follow into the challenge of the Great North Run” (Professor David Leat, Team Captain).

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