Challenging Disability Through Outdoor Adventure

#TeamCalvert take on Great North Run 2018

On Sunday 9 September 2018, #TeamCalvert took on the North East's most iconic half marathon - the Great North Run.

A scorching hot day,  there were over 57,000 runners taking part in this amazing event. Mo Farrah, again raced to victory taking first place for the fifth consecutive year.

#TeamCalvert runners were welcomed into the charity village once again by Michelle Howe and Northumbria University students, who donated their time to offer our runners post-race massages.

One of #TeamCalvert runners was Brian Hoadley, who four years to the day had found out he had Type 1 diabetes. Brian took up running as a way to help his condition and was excited to have finished his first Great North Run for Calvert Trust Kielder. Now a keen runner, Brian has also taken part in the Virgin Money London Marathon and will again be running in a couple of weeks at the London Royal parks half marathon.

Local geordie, David Wright succeed in completing his first every Great North Run, only 9 months after having knee surgery. He was thrilled to complete the run - remembering his first couch to 5k run David said ' I was so puffed and so sore I didn't think I would ever get moving again, yet each walk/run got better, I started doing the park runs and now today I just feel so much better than I thought I would - I still can't believe I have done it.'

We would like to say Thank You to all of our #TeamCalvert runners, your support both by running and the fundraising you have achieved will help us continue to support disabled adults and children through outdoor activities.

If you would like to take part in next year's Great North Run please contact our Fundraising Team to secure your place on 01434 250232.

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