Leonard Cheshire Disability is looking for wheelchair participants in the Bupa Great North Run - September 16, 2012
Do you or anyone you know use a wheelchair? Would you like to burn rubber on the streets of Newcastle this year? If so Leonard Cheshire Disability is looking for wheelchair participants - and people to help push - from around Sheffield to do the Great North Run 2012.
The Great North Run, which takes place on 16 September in Newcastle, is Britain’s biggest half marathon. However, few people realise it’s open to people in wheelchairs.
Photo: Helen Skelton and Lynne Proctor
The disability charity Leonard Cheshire Disability is urging everyone who uses – or would like to push – a wheelchair, to sign up to the 13 mile course. With wheelchair runners paired up to a team of people who will support with pushing, the event is suitable for every age, chair model and fitness level.
Meanwhile the events team will support you all the way, with training plans, tailored fundraising advice, and regular team newsletters - not to mention a post-race reception with free sports massage to help you celebrate and unwind.
Thirteen times Great North runner and wheelchair user, Hall of Fame winner Lynne Proctor, comments: “Nothing can compare to the experience of the Great North Run; the other events aren’t a patch on it. The atmosphere, the crowds, it’s hard to explain just how great it is.
“I’m urging people in Sheffield to sign up, and experience the same joy and exhilaration from the Great North Run that I have.”
To secure your place visit www.lcdisability.org/gnr or text RUN to 80878. Standard text rates apply. Entry £40 per person and fundraising targets apply.