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GNR Runner Profile - Meet Martyn

Next month the 2022 Great North Run is taking place in Newcastle and four wonderful people have offered to take part to support us.


Martyn Wilson, Andy Hartley, Andy Hassall and Laura Mann will all be running for us on Sunday 11th September.


Over the next few days, we will be sharing all of our runner’s stories with you and letting you know how you can help them in their fundraising efforts.


Today’s runner is…Martyn Wilson!


Martyn is completing the run for us for the second year running, last year he completed the 40th Great North Run in 2 hours and 24 minutes – a wonderful achievement!

Martyn called into the office last week to collect his new running vest from us and pose for some photo’s with Andy and Andy – see pictures.


For a bit of fun Martyn filled in our Runner Profile Form so we could learn a bit more about him.


Favourite Sports Team: Rugby League – Whitehaven and Football – Leeds United

What I enjoy about running: I enjoy running with other people, getting out and experiencing nature.


Other hobbies I have: Meditation, mindfulness, walking, rugby league and football.

Where would you like to visit and why: I would like to do a tour around the UK as there are lots of places I have not seen.


How my training is going: Training is going really well and I am feeling confident about the run on the day.


Which part of the day are you most looking forward to: I am looking forward to experiencing the atmosphere throughout the run.


Why run for Charity: It is a fantastic charity and I just want to try and help out how I can.


You can support Martyn at:


We would like to say a huge thank you to our Great North Run team undertaking this challenge to raise awareness and funds to support unpaid carers in West Cumbria.

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