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Great North Run anyone?

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sepsisandAKI Fri 09-Feb-18 19:03:14

As title suggests anyone doing it this year? I applied to the ballot and got in. First year of doing it.

Stinkbomb Fri 09-Feb-18 19:19:23

Did it last year with v little train8ng, but completed it at least - doing it for charity this yr so I really need to up my game!
Have you got accom booked?

sepsisandAKI Fri 09-Feb-18 20:03:52

Well done for completing it! I don't live too far away so will probably get the train up on the morning.

RunningOutOfCharge Fri 09-Feb-18 20:14:19

No but I got ROYAL PARKS HALF!!!!🎉🎉🎉

Purplerunner Sat 10-Feb-18 07:17:24

I got a ballot place for the GNR. Very excited as my first time. My sister lives in Newcastle so no accommodation problems for me smile

MaisyPops Sun 11-Feb-18 13:26:54

I'm in for it this year. Started training this week.

MyRunMyPace Sun 11-Feb-18 21:23:10

I got a place through the ballot 🙂. I think I'm excited / scared in equal measure!

mayathebee Sun 11-Feb-18 22:51:30

I've got a ballot place - yay! My parents live quite close by so no problems with accommodation and my (much faster) DB is doing it too so he can have a drink waiting for me at the finish wink. I need to get started on some serious training though. I've done it before but years ago and I'm really out of shape. I'm only managing 5k at the moment and not very quickly but I know I can get back up to that distance.

BusterTheBulldog Fri 16-Feb-18 10:30:10

Hi everyone, I also got a ballot place! Super excited!

Have any of you done it before?

I’ve always ran but only for pleasure / fitness. I did my first ‘proper’ race last week (using the word ‘race’ very loosely there) which was a 30k, and will aim to do a couple of smaller half’s before GNR I think.

sepsisandAKI Sun 18-Feb-18 11:13:48

Glad there's a few of us doing it! 'My dh is doing it too, through a charity place. He's a good runner so we won't be running together.
Been on a 10 miler off road this morning with some friends from my running group which I really enjoyed. Hoping the crowd will see me to the end of the GNR!

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