Over 60 runners took part in the 2018 Great North Run to raise cash for Daisy Chain in the fifteenth anniversary year.

Raising an expected £15,000, the runners completed the iconic Simplyhealth GNR half marathon – the biggest in the UK and the world with over 57,000 runners.

Daisy Chain’s competitors were greeted with refreshments by volunteers at the finish line, including a welcome massage by Peter Bell from Rockliffe Hall.

The fastest runner was Ryan Norman who completed the course in just 1:19:28 – only 20:02 behind record breaking fifth time winner Mo Farah.

Also taking part was Craig Harvey completing his 27thGreat North Run –  the fifteenth in support of Daisy Chain as the 48-year-old began to support us as soon as the charity was formed in 2003. Diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome at 25, Daisy Chain quickly became a cause close to Craig’s heart.

Tracey Wright, Daisy Chain’s event manager who also ran the half marathon, said, “It was an amazing day and our runners were fantastic. It’s brilliant to see so many people taking on the challenge for us and raising funds for our services to support families affected by autism.”

You can view some of the photos from the day on our Facebook page.

Early Bird offer

Next year’s Great North Run is on Sunday 8th September and we have early bird entry of £25 if you sign up before the end of the year – simply visit our Great North Run 2019 event page to secure your place.


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