Berwick Cancer Cars
Great North Run Team 2024

Berwick Cancer Cars Great North Run Team 2024
GNR To Do List

BOOK YOUR BUS SEAT NOW!

We have secured a double decker bus for the big day.  Places are £20 for the return journey (this includes a tip for the driver and the online processing fee).  Spectators, supporters and runners for other causes all very welcome.

Berwick Cancer Cars GNR Bus

Berwick Cancer Cars have had a Great North Run team since 2015 when seven runners, all from Berwick-upon-Tweed, took up the challenge to run the world famous 13.1 mile route in aid of our Cars. 

For 2024 we're once again building an exceptional team of fundraisers. As well as our local heroes, we will have runners joining us from all over the UK!

"The friendly and helpful Cancer Cars volunteers enabled my mum to make her hospital appointments on time and relaxed, meaning that we as a family knew our mum is in safe hands. Cancer Cars are not only helping people in our area with cancer, but also their families. Please help me say a big THANK YOU to Cancer Cars."
Susan Howlett, GNR Cancer Cars Team Runner

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Sunday 8th September 2024

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GNR Route Map 2022
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Berwick Cancer Cars Great North Run Team 2024

BE PART OF OUR AMAZING 2024 GNR TEAM !

Our Great North Run Cancer Cars Runners make a HUGE impact each year. It's our single biggest and most important fundraising event of the year.

The FIRST Berwick Cancer Cars Great North Run Team 2024 Charity Place draw took place in March and all the charity place winners have been sent their Great North Run Tokens which they need to redeem to confirm their Great North Run place. 

Unlike other charities we do not pass on the £83 fee we pay for each of our Charity places and we do not stipulate a minimum fundraising amount, we just ask that our runners do the very best they can to support us through their amazing fundraising efforts. Every pound raised goes to help those battling cancer in our community to reach their cancer related treatments and appointments using our FREE Cancer Cars transport service for the Berwick & District community. 

For those unsuccessful with one of our FIRST DRAW Charity places you will be added to our WAITING LIST as we are often able to buy in further places from other charities in the clearing system starting early May 24. We do everything we can every year to ensure anyone who wants to run in aid of Berwick Cancer Cars receives a place.

Please fill in the form by CLICKING HERE or email us at gnr@berwickcancersupport.co.uk if you would like to be part of our fantastic fundraising running family !! You still have a chance of being in the team!

Should you already have your own place and wish to join our team please email gnr@berwickcancersupport.co.uk

Your 2024 Great North Run Admin Team

Lucy and Martin Grieve - Berwick Cancer Cars Great North Run

Lucy and Martin Grieve

Great North Run Admin and Main Contact
Email: gnr@berwickcancersupport.co.uk
Phone (Lucy): 0778 723761

Robert Aitchison - Berwick Cancer Cars Great North Run Team Co-ordinator

Robert Aitchison

Great North Run Commercial Sponsorship
Email: rob@berwickcancersupport.co.uk

Andrew Smith - Chair

Andrew Smith (and Dave Dog)

Great North Run Back Office Support
Email: pr@berwickcancersupport.co.uk

Meet Our 2024 Berwick Cancer Cars GNR Team

If you already have your own place and would like to run for us please email our 2024 GNR Admin Team : gnr@berwickcancersupport.co.uk

Membership / Ballot Place Runners

Places won and allocated through the GNR ballot or three year membership system.

Runner's Name Giving Page
Andrew SmithAndrew's Fundraising Page
Lucy GrieveLucy and Martin's Fundraising Page
Martin GrieveLucy and Martin's Fundraising Page
Lee RobsonLee's Fundraising Page
Andrew SimpsonGiving Page Not Yet Set Up
Andrew SimpsonGiving Page Not Yet Set Up
Jodine CrombieGiving Page Not Yet Set Up
Lynne GilholmGiving Page Not Yet Set Up
Jenny PattersonJenny's Fundraising Page
Ruth YuleRuth's Fundraising Page
Elaine YoungerGiving Page Not Yet Set Up
Vicki HunterGiving Page Not Yet Set Up
Paul Allen (Team Runner)Giving Page Not Yet Set Up
Mark McLeman (Team Runner)Giving Page Not Yet Set Up
Lisa NisbitGiving Page Not Yet Set Up
Lesley ChappellGiving Page Not Yet Set Up

Junior and Mini Great North Run

Our little friends taking part in the Mini/Junior Great North Run on Saturday 7th September 2024

Name Giving Page
Jack GrieveGiving Page Not Yet Set Up
Georgie LockhartGiving Page Not Yet Set Up
Jake Younger DonaghyGiving Page Not Yet Set Up
Jude Younger DonaghyGiving Page Not Yet Set Up
Billie Younger DonaghyGiving Page Not Yet Set Up
Dylan CalvertGiving Page Not Yet Set Up
Joey NisbetGiving Page Not Yet Set Up
Esmae CalvertGiving Page Not Yet Set Up

Charity Place Runners

Team runners on a Berwick Cancer Cars charity place.

Runner's Name Giving page
Sarah SwalesGiving Page Not Yet Set Up
Sharon RooneyGiving Page Not Yet Set Up
Maureen AitchisonGiving Page Not Yet Set Up
Charli PringleCharli's Fundraising Page
Julia TufnailGiving Page Not Yet Set Up
Darren RobinsonCara and Darren's Fundraising Page
Cara RobinsonCara and Darren's Fundraising Page
John MitchellGiving Page Not Yet Set Up
Cameron YoungGiving Page Not Yet Set Up
Kerry FairleyGiving Page Not Yet Set Up
Ellie WightmanGiving Page Not Yet Set Up
Caroline BibbyCaroline's Fundraising Page
Lee MitchellGiving Page Not Yet Set Up
Tilly FullerGiving Page Not Yet Set Up
Abby ThomasGiving Page Not Yet Set Up
Jonathon BainbridgeGiving Page Not Yet Set Up
Susan HowlettSusan's Fundraising Page
Fenwick CummingsFenwick's Fundraising Page
Gillian CrawfordGillian's Fundraising Page
Karen ShortGiving Page Not Yet Set Up
Michelle WilsonGiving Page Not Yet Set Up
Kristie WoodKristie's Fundraising Page
Emma BallingerGiving Page Not Yet Set Up
Ailsa SkellyAilsa's Fundraising Page
Adele GoodchildAdele's Fundraising Page

We will once again be organising our very popular weekly 'social training runs' in 2024, starting in July, 9 weeks before the BIG DAY.  We love our get togethers and everyone is welcome to join us whether they are running for us or not !!  Our first run will be a short easy fun run around the Berwick Town Walls (ALL our runs are FUN !!) increasing the distance each week by roughly a mile.  To give all those legs a rest we break a week before the Great North Run.

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All our runners are given a free, sponsored running top as a thank you and we encourage all our team to wear Berwick Cancer Cars tops during their training runs as it gives our sponsors the support they deserve too.  For anyone wanting extra tops we have these are on sale at £15 each and we still have various sizes available.  Please make contact with Robert at gnr@berwickcancersupport.co.uk TOPS ARE CURRENTLY BEING DESIGNED AND PRINTED.

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Our 2024 Wednesday Evening Weekly Fun Runs !!

Meet @TweedStreet - Wednesday for 6.00pm for 6.30pm Start (last 2 runs 30 mins earlier)

Week 1 - 1.68 miles - 17th July 2024
6pm for 6.30pm Start

Leave Tweed Street HQ onto Castlegate, Bankhill, back up onto the walls and 'Castlegate'.  Continue 'clockwise' around the walls, up Bankhill, left onto Castlegate and back into Tweed Street HQ.

Week 2 - 3.25 miles - 24th July 2024
6pm for 6.30pm Start

Leave Tweed Street HQ onto Castlegate, Bankhill, back up onto the walls and 'Castlegate'. Continue 'clockwise' around the walls, down Kipper Hill, along Pier Road, along to the end of the pier and back to Kipper Hill, continue clockwise round the walls, up Bankhill, left onto Castlegate, and back to HQ tweed Street.

Week 3 - 4.35 miles - 31st July 2024
6pm for 6.30pm Start

Turn right when leaving Tweed Street, past railway station, cross road to Northumberland Ave, past Berwick Middle School, continue clockwise round the perimeter of the Golf Course, along to end of pier and back, Pier Road to Kipper Hill, continue clockwise round the walls, across Old Bridge, round Westend via Blakewell Road, then on to Ord Drive, across New Bridge, up Bankhill, Castlegate and back to HQ.

Week 4 - 5.93 miles - 7th August 2024
6pm for 6.30pm Start

Turn right out of Tweed St, along Railway Street, down Castlegate, , continue clockwise round The Walls, Kipper Hill, Pier Road, along to end of The Pier and back, to Kipper Hill, continue clockwise round the walls, across Old Bridge, turn left, along Dock Road to Sandstell Road, Spittal. Through Spittal Point carpark, along Prom to path just before new houses, back along Main Street, along Dock Road, continue round Westend via Blakewell Road, onto Ord Drive,, across New Bridge, up Bankhill, Castlegate and back to HQ.

Week 5 - 7.46 miles - 14th August 2024
6pm for 6.30pm Start

Turn left out of Tweed Street, down Castlegate, Bankhill, across New Bridge, along Ord Drive, passed Tesco, at roundabout right onto Rotary Way/ Woodland Walk, past The Garden Centre, towards East Ord Green. Up through East Ord Green, back road to Etal Road, turn right onto Etal Road, right onto Springhill Lane, left onto Sunnyside Cut, down to “sports centre” roundabout, right down Billendean, Princes Street, turn left at Albion, along Dock Road, across Old Bridge, anticlockwise round The Walls, over “Castlegate”, up Castlegate and back to HQ.

Week 6 - 8.51 miles - 21st August 2024
5.30pm for 6pm Start

Turn left out Tweed Street, down Castlegate, Bankhill, across New Bridge, along Ord Drive, pass Tesco, at roundabout left onto Rotary Way/ Woodland Walk, pass Garden Centre, towards East Ord Green. Up through East Ord Green, back road to Etal Road, turn right onto Etal Road, right onto Springhill Lane, left onto Sunnyside Cut, down to “sports centre” roundabout, right down Billendean, Princes Street, across to Sandstell Road, through Point carpark, along Prom to path at new houses, back along Main Street, Dock Road, across Old Bridge, anticlockwise round The walls, over “Castlegate”, up Castlegate and back to HQ.

Week 7 - 10.31 miles - 28th August 2024
5.30pm for 6pm Start

Turn left out of Tweed Street, down Castlegate, Bankhill, across New Bridge, along Ord Drive, pass Tesco, at roundabout right onto Rotary Way/ Woodland Walk, pass Garden Centre, towards East Ord Green. Up through East Ord Green, back road to Etal Road, turn right onto Etal Road, right onto Springhill Lane, left onto Sunnyside Cut, up toward and past Go Outdoors, take path off road to Deputy Row, left after St Peters Church. Follow road round , and turn right at Pot a Doodle Doo, down to Sea House, along the cliffs back to Spittal Prom, through Point carpark, Sandstell Road, Dock Road, Old Bridge, anti-clockwise round The Walls, over “Castlegate”, up Castlegate and back to HQ.

Our Great North Runs from Previous Years

Our 2023 Training Runs

GNR Team 06 SEP 2023 Last Weekly Fun Run - Team Photo

Week 9 Training GNR 2023

6th September 2023

Miles: Approx 3.3 Route: Play “follow the leader” to the Lighthouse via the coast path and back through the town centre and enjoy an easy, chatty “team together” jog!

Berwick Cancer Cars Junior Great North Run Team

Meet our 2023 junior Great North Run heroes!

3rd September 2023

On Saturday 9th September, five little heroes will be making their way to Newcastle to take part in this year’s Junior & Mini Great North Run event in aid of…

Team Fun Run 30AUG23

Week 8 Training GNR 2023

30th August 2023

Miles: Approx 9.2 Route: Leave Tweed Street, Castlegate, up onto The Walls, The Stanx, right after Berwick Bowling Club towards the sea, eadge of the Golf Course to Pier Field,…

GNR Team Wek 7 Team Photo

Week 7 Training GNR 2023

23rd August 2023

Miles: Approx 8.5 Route: Leave Tweed Street, Castlegate, New Bridge, Northumberland Road and all the way to Scremerston, left after Scremerston Church and down to Sea House (Cocklawburn), left along…

Week 6 Fun Run Team Photo 16AUG2023

Week 6 Training GNR 2023

16th August 2023

Miles: Approx 7 Route: Leave Tweed Street, Castlegate, New Bridge, Ord Drive, Rotary Way, past Garden Centre, East Ord Village Hill, back road to Etal Road, right up to Springhill…

Berwick Cancer Cars Team Fun Run Week 5

Week 5 Training GNR 2023

9th August 2023

Miles: Approx 6 Route: Leave Tweed Street, Castlegate, along Walkergate, past the Stanx, Golf Club, towards the Holiday Camp entrance heading to Jingler Bridge, up Magdalene Drive towards the old…

Week 4 Berwick Cancer Cars 2023 Team Photo GNR 02AUGL

Week 4 Training GNR 2023

2nd August 2023

Miles: Approx 5 Route: Leave Tweed Street, down Castlegate to Golden Square, over The New Bridge, up Northumberland Road to The Sports Centre Roundabout, left down to Spittal Point Car…

Week 3 Berwick Cancer Cars 2023 Team GNR 26JUL

Week 3 Training GNR 2023

26th July 2023

Miles: Approx 3.5 Route: Leave Tweed Street, along Walkergate, past The Barracks, around The Stanks, up Golf Ball Alley, left past Berwick Middle School, Castle Terrace, at the top of…

GNR 2023 Week 2 Photos 19JUL Team Pic

Week 2 Training GNR 2023

19th July 2023

Route: Leave Tweed Street, Castlegate, up onto the Walls clockwise, up Bankhill, Castlegate and back to HQ @TweedStreet.

Week One GNR Team Photo Tweed Street 12JUL23 (2)

Week 1 Training GNR 2023

12th July 2023

Miles: Approx 1.6 Route: Leave Tweed Street, Castlegate, up onto the Walls clockwise, up Bankhill, Castlegate and back to HQ @TweedStreet.

Our 2022 Training Runs

Week 8 Team Photo 31AUG2022

Week 8

5th September 2022
Week 7 (24AUG2022) GNR Team Photo

Week 7

29th August 2022

Everybody Welcome !!  Join us on our seventh Berwick Cancer Cars Team Get Together Fun Run of 2022. Start Time 6.30pm for our Team Photo and run ! Tonight’s route…

Week 6 GNR Team Photo

Week 6

21st August 2022

Wednesday 17th August 6.30pm Route overview : Parade – Town Walls (clockwise) – Old Bridge – up towards Asda for a team pic with the Cars – Springhill Lane –…

Week 5 GNR Team Photo

Week 5

14th August 2022

Mixed terrain of grass and pavement, which took us from the Barracks through the Cow Gate, past Berwick Bowling Club to the sea, left up to the Haven Holiday Park…

Berwick Cancer Cars Week 4 GNR Team Photo

Week 4

9th August 2022

Wed 3rd August 2022, 7.30pm “To The Prom” (and a real rain soaking!!) Everybody Welcome !!  Join us on our fourth Berwick Cancer Cars Team Get Together Fun Run of…

Berwick Cancer Cars GNR Week 3 Team Photo

Week 3

1st August 2022

Wednesday 27th July 2022, 7.30pm “The walls, the Tweed and an old castle” Everybody Welcome !!  Join us on our third Berwick Cancer Cars Team Get Together Fun Run of…

Berwick Cancer Cars GNR Week 2 Team Photo

Week 2

21st July 2022

Wednesday 20th July 2022 Everybody Welcome !!  Join us on our second Cancer Cars Team Fun Run of 2022. Meet outside The Barracks on the Parade green Route : “To The…

Berwick Cancer Cars Week 1 Fun Run

Week 1

13th July 2022

Wednesday 13th July 2022 Everybody Welcome !!  Join us on our first Cancer Cars Team Fun Run of 2022. Meet outside The Barracks on the Parade green Route : “Once…

Some of our 2021 Team Runners o their way to Newcastle
Some of our 2021 Runners on their way to GNR40

2023

The Great North Run is our single biggest fundraising event of the year. For 2023 our team was made up of 5 wee junior runners who took part in the Junior & Mini Great North Run on Saturday 9th September, and a huge team of 55 senior runners who took part in the Great North Run (the "World's Biggest Half Marathon") on Sunday 10th September. We are mighty proud of every one of our 60 strong team of runners. All absolute heroes 💛❤️💛

Out total for 2023 stands at over £32,000!!!!

2022

Our 30th Year Anniversary Team was our biggest team yet!! Our INCREDIBLE team of 64 fundraising runners raised over £32,000.

 

2021

Congratulations to our Great North Run 2021 (40th Birthday) Runners!! After the disappointment of 2020 we were delighted the 40th Anniversary Celebrations went ahead and our amazing team of 53 fundraising runners raised over £32,000.

Read our article in the Northumberland Gazette.

Berwick Cancer Cars - 2021 Junior Runners Jake and Jude

2021 Junior Runners - Jake & Jude

Berwick Cancer Cars Team GNR Training Runners 2021

Team GNR Training Runners 2021

Some of our 2021 Team Runners o their way to Newcastle

Some of our 2021 Runners on their way to GNR40

2020

Covid-19 - The Great North Run was cancelled and our runners had to hang up their running shoes until 2021 !!

2019

2019

 

2018

In 2018 we managed an amazing 41 runners in The Great North Run and The Junior Great North Run raising over £20,000!  We also starred in the opening credits of the BBC coverage.

Berwick Cancer Cars - 2018 Junior GNR

Our 2018 Junior Team Runners

Berwick Cancer Cars - 2018 Team Runners 1

2018 Team Runners - Training Session

Berwick Cancer Cars - 2018 Team Runners 2

2018 Team Runners - Training Session

2017

It is difficult to get entries for the run as it is so popular but for the 2017 run we managed to have 39 participants and raised the magnificent sum of £14,000.  This money allowed us to replace one of cars and name him 'Miles' in recognition of all the miles ran by our incredible Berwick Cancer Cars GNR Team Runners.

Berwick Cancer Cars - Miles GNR 2019

2016

Berwick Cancer Cars - GNR 2016

2015

2015 was the year of our inaugural Great North Run Team.  Seven Berwickers got together and ran in aid of Berwick Cancer Cars. 

Berwick Cancer Cars - GNR 2015

ARE YOU READY TO TAKE ON THE CHALLENGE?

Berwick Cancer Cars Great North Run Team