Great North Run 2023
Sunday 10th September

Great North Run

Sunday 10th September 2023

Watch Our latest video to see our 2023 Team Runners in the lead up to this year's Great North Run weekend!!

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 2023 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 10th September 2023

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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 2023 Charity Place draw took place on Friday 24th February 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. We do everything we can every year to ensure anyone who wants to run in aid of Berwick Cancer Cars receives a place.

Please email us at if you would like to be part of our fantastic fundraising running family !!

To set up your online giving page please visit: and click on 'Fundraise for us'.

Should you already have your own place and wish to join our team please email

Download Your Berwick Cancer Cars Sponsorship Form Here

Meet Our 2023 Berwick Cancer Cars GNR Team

If you already have your own place and would like to run for us please email our 2023 GNR Admin Team :

Membership / Ballot Place Runners

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

Runner's Name Giving Page
Andrew Simpson Andrew's Fundraising Page
Andrew SmithAndrew's Fundraising Page
Brendan Collins
Elaine YoungerElaine's Fundraising Page
Jodi MaceJodi's Fundraising Page
Lee RobsonLee's Fundraising Page
Les Simpson Les's Fundraising Page
Lisa NisbetLisa's Fundraising Page
Maureen Aitchison
Andrew Waugh
Anne Douglas
Hayley CoyleHayley's Fundraising Page
Jodie RobinsonJodie's Fundraising Page
John Mitchell John's Fundraising Page
Laura Mitchell Laura's Fundraising Page
Linzi PattersonLinzi's Fundraising Page
Lynsey JardineLynsey's Fundraising Page
Paul AllenPaul's Fundraising Page
Ruth YuleRuth's Fundraising Page
Sharon Rooney
Sharon VirtueSharon's Fundraising Page
Thomas SampleTom's Fundraising Page

Charity Place Runners

Team runners on a Berwick Cancer Cars charity place.

Runner's Name Giving page
Ailsa SkellyAilsa's Fundraising Page
Caroline ThompsonCaroline's Fundraising Page
Christian YoungChristian's Fundraising Page
David Brown David's Fundraising Page
Edward FoxtonEdward's Fundraising Page
Ewan SherryEwan's Fundraising Page
Gavin MoscropGavin's Fundraising Page
Gillian Crawford
Guy FlanniganGuy's Fundraising Page
Hannah JonesHannah's Fundraising Page
Iain "Scotty" ScottScotty's Fundraising Page
Isabella SwalesIzzy's Fundraising Page
Jenny Patterson Jenny's Fundraising Page
Joanne DunnJoanne's Fundraising Page
John McIntoshJohn's Fundraising Page
Jon HibberdJon's Fundraising Page
Judith ThompsonJud's Fundraising Page
Julia TufnailJulia's Fundraising Page
Karen Roughead
Katie Gray Katie's Fundraising Page
Katie "KT" ThompsonKT's Fundraising Page
Keighly Walton Keighly's Fundraising Page
Kenny PuntonKenny's Fundraising Page
Kieran BullenKieran's Fundraising Page
Kirsty BrownKirsty's Fundraising Page
Kristie Wood Kristie's Fundraising Page
Margaret McIntoshMag's Fundraising Page
Mark McLemanMark's Fundraising Page
Niamh Blair
Paul Wood Paul's Fundraising Page
Robbie CampbellRobbie's Fundraising Page
Roger PeapleRoger's Fundraising Page
Sarah SwalesSarah's Fundraising Page
Shaun Walton Shaun's Fundraising Page
Wendy ScottWendy's Fundraising Page

Junior and Mini Great North Run

Our little friends taking part in the Mini/Junior Great North Run on Saturday 9th October 2023

Name Giving Page
Jake (aged 10)
Jude (aged 6)
Billie (aged 4)
Abi (aged 9) Abi and Georgis's Fundraising Page
Georgia Lily (aged 9) Abi and Georgia's Fundraising Page

We will once again be organising our very popular weekly 'social training runs' in 2023, starting Wednesday 12th 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.


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


Our 2023 Wednesday Evening Weekly Fun Runs !!

Meet @TweedStreet - Wednesday for 6.30pm for 6.45pm Start

In the weeks building up to the big day we organise a run every Wednesday. Starting from our new home in Tweed Street we build up the miles every week.  These runs are 'fun' and are designed to let you meet your fellow charity runners and help those who are starting from scratch.  You go at your own pace and there is never any pressure.  You are welcome to use our facilities to leave your belongings or to get changed.  Parking is restricted so you are better to park in Castlegate Car Park or Castlegate itself.

Our building will be open during our runs so please feel free to use the facilities and we shall have some of or amazing volunteers on the night.

We welcome everyone so even if you are not running for The Berwick & District Cancer Support Group you are welcome to join us.


Week 1 - 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.

Week 2 - 19th July 2023

Miles: Approx 3

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

Week 3 - 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 Castle Terrace go left towards Askew Walk, down to the River, along The New Road, up Tommy the Millers, Train Station side of The Castle Hotel, down Tweed Street to HQ @TweedStreet.

Week 4 - 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 Park, right along The Prom to the very far end, return back along and up the little path to Spittal Main Street, carry on along Spittal Main Street, Dock Road and over the Old Bridge, up Bankhill, Castlgate and back to HQ @TweedStreet.

Week 5 - 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 Aldi, right up to Ramparts Business Park, turn left down to the Refuse Collection Depot and continue anti-clockwise, down North Road, Castle Drive, up Castle Terrace, all the way down Askew Walk to the River, New Road, Tommy the Miller’s, back road to HQ @TweedStreet.

Week 6 - 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 Lane, down towards The Sports Centre, Billendean, Goody Patchy, Dock Road, Old Bridge, The Walls anti-clockwise, Castlegate and return to HQ @TweedStreet.

Week 7 - 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 the cliffs (enjoy the views), Spittal Prom, Spittal Point, Dock Road, Old Bridge, around the Granary, Bridge Street, Silver Street, Ness Street, up onto The Walls and continue round dropping down onto Castlegate and return to HQ @TweedStreet.

Week 8 - 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, Along the Pier and back, Pier Road then The Walls, over The Old Bridge, Dock Road, Tower Road, Goody Patchy, Billendean, left at Sports Centre, right along Cemetery Lane, back road to East Ord, Picnic Area, Rotary Way, Tesco, Ord Drive, West End, Old Bridge, Bridge Street, Silver Street, up onto The Walls (anti-clockwise), Castlegate and home to HQ @TweedStreet.

Week 9 - 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!


Hi folks !! For our FINAL Wednesday evening get together on 6th September we will meet at our Berwick Cancer Cars home on Tweed Street at 6.40pm and after the team photo head out at 7pm.

With your fearless (knock-kneed) "GNR team leader" at the helm we'll head out towards the lighthouse via the coast path and back to Tweed Street through the town centre. Approx 3.3 miles in total we should be back not long after 8pm.

We're aiming to keep everyone together for a super easy, super chatty, fun few miles to ease everyone down before Great North Run day, so bring your mobiles to get loads of selfies with your running pals and share them afterwards on our Facebook page.

Nibbles and refreshments available before and afterwards at Tweed Street.

Don't forget to wear your new 2023 "I Am Supporting Berwick Cancer Cars" team running tops for our team photos and so we can give a big shout out to all our running top sponsors who made it possible for us all to receive a free top each (we have a few more still available if anyone would like to buy an extra one).

Hoping you can make it along to our last Tweed Street team fun run and looking forward to seeing you all on Wednesday!


2022 : Last Year's Weekly Fun Runs

(click below to revisit the fun!!)

Berwick Cancer Cars Week 1 Fun Run

Week 1

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…

Berwick Cancer Cars GNR Week 2 Team Photo

Week 2

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 GNR Week 3 Team Photo

Week 3

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 Week 4 GNR Team Photo

Week 4

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…

Week 5 GNR Team Photo

Week 5

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…

Week 6 GNR Team Photo

Week 6

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 7 (24AUG2022) GNR Team Photo

Week 7

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 8 Team Photo 31AUG2022

Week 8

JH Greenwood 2022 Medals

Our 30th Anniversary Medals Sponsored by JH Greenwood

Our huge thanks to Mark McLeman and his colleagues at JH Greenwood for so generously sponsoring our 30th Anniversary Medals. We wanted to say a special ‘thank you’ to a…

Lucy Grieve – Inspirational Superhero !!

We do love a bit of a “Good News Monday Post!!” here at Berwick Cancer Cars!! And we’re delighted to share wonderful news from one of our clients Lucy Grieve.…

Our Great North Runs from Previous Years

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


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



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


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





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


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


Berwick Cancer Cars - GNR 2016


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


Berwick Cancer Cars Great North Run Team