Runners for Wildlife

It is not long now until the 2019 Great North Run. We have fantastic team running for wildlife this year and raising vital funds for wildlife conservation and education from Tyne to Tees. Here’s a little overview of some of 2019’s #TeamWild, please support them if you can:

Laura Tedstone “Hi, I am Laura (Foxy) Tedstone – you may know me as the living Landscapes Officer based at Low Barns. You probably won’t recognise me on the ‘Great’ day as I am going to run dressed as a FOX! It’s going to be hot and hard work pushing that bin but all for a worthwhile cause. I have been training hard by running around the nature reserves so if you see anyone looking like a foxglove give me a high five!”




Katie “I’m really excited to be running for the Durham Wildlife Trust, to be running for a local charity and to know the money I raise will go directly to them. My parents have both volunteered for the trust since they moved back to the North East 2 years ago so I know what a wonderful organisation Durham Wildlife Trust is and the difference it makes to local wildlife.”

Peter “I’ve been running for a few years and enjoy now having the fitness to be able to appreciate what a privilege it is. I’m equally at home on the road or out in the wild countryside and enjoy participating in and leading runs around the trails of Coxhoe and Sedgefield, near where I live.”









Grace “My name is Grace, I’m 25 years old and I grew up in the West Midland countryside. From a young age I’ve had a love for wildlife, after discovering various different critters in my back yard. From slow worms and grass snakes to rabbits and hedgehogs. And even on the odd occasion deer and pheasants! Since flying the nest and moving up North I’ve wanted to support a brilliant organisation and help support the local wildlife. This is my first half marathon and I’m so excited to be running for Durham Wildlife Trust!”
















Emily: “I’m running my third consecutive Great North Run for Durham Wildlife Trust because they work locally for wildlife and for people. The Trust manages land as nature reserves, educates all ages about the natural world and delivers projects to protect iconic species and their habitats. The natural world is in real trouble at the moment, but we can all play our part in putting nature into recovery to secure a wilder future for all. Please donate to this wonderful charity, I know your support will keep my little legs moving!”