Countdown to the Great North Run 2018

Just days to go before our runners take to the Great North Run half marathon, raising money for local wildlife.

Look out for our runners in the bright green vests!

After an incredible 2017 our fundraisers are hoping to smash last years total of £2320.

Running the Great North Run for Durham Wildlife Trust this year are:

  • Members & Father/Son Duo – Dr Pat & James Routledge
    See how Dr Pat is doing here and check our James’s Just Giving Page here.
  • Sedgefield Harrier – David Bentley
    The Sedgefield Harriers recently supported Durham Wildlife Trust by providing their own Start & Finish flags on loan for our first ever fun Run. Check our David’s fundraising page here.
  • Rainton Meadows Neighbour – Christine Hann
    See how close Christine is to her target here.
  • ‘Doing it for the Badgers’ – Catherine Sawdon
    Catherine’s Just Giving page can be found here.
  • Giving back to the North East – Charlie McCraith
    Enthusiastic about giving something back to the area surrounding one of her favourite runs, see how Charlie is getting on here.
  • Championing Wildlife in Seaburn & the Boldons – Faye Allan
    Almost at her target, find Faye’s page here.
  • Volunteer Reserves Officer – Charlotte Pink
    Having seen firsthand the work the Trust does for wildlife in the region, Charlotte is taking on her first Great North Run for the charity, and smashing her target, see how she’s doing here.
  • Membership Development Officer – Emily Routledge
    Round 2, Emily’s second Great North Run and second fundraising challenge for the Trust, find Emily’s page here.
  • Sponsored by Total Resources UK Ltd – Maged Fathallah
    Maged’s place has been kindly funded by local business Total Resources UK Ltd.
  • Finally, The Fox – Kev Hull
    Having retired from long runs our ‘Miss Foxy’ Nikki is handing over to Mr Fox for this year’s Great North Run. Pushing the wheely bin for the last 2 years the donations Miss Foxy received from GNR spectators has totaled over £200 each year. Look out for Mr Fox and his bin this year!

Durham Wildlife Trust Cheer Point!
This year our volunteer cheer leaders will be stationed along Prince Edward Road just before the roundabout at the top of marsden bank and we need you! If you live in the area or you’ll be there on the day and are looking for somewhere to cheer from then join us! We’ll have banners and clappers and will just be having a really great time cheering our runners on! See you there!

Find out more and join our 2019 GNR wait-list by emailing