Edinburgh's first
ultra urban marathon

John's longest race yet...

7 events over 8 months in 2014:

including runs, challenges and a half marathon, fundraising for Alzheimer's Research UK

John tested his fitness through summer to early winter 2014 by completing nine events over the period April - November 2014. The events were:

  • 20th April: N Tyneside 10K
  • 4th May: Sunderland 10K
  • 9th June: Blaydon Races 5.9 mile
  • 29th June: Lambton 10K run
  • 13th July: BUPA Great North 10K
  • 29th-31st August:Run Rowlands Challenge
  • 6th September: Keswick Lakeland 15K Challenge
  • 5th Oct: Great North Scottish Run
  • 16th Nov: Las Vegas Rock'n'Roll series 1/2 marathon

TOTAL RAISED up to end 2014: £1045.

For families and fun runners to experienced club and elite athletes, the Sunderland 10K caters for all ages and abilities. It shows the city off in all its glory taking in Sunderland’s iconic landmarks including the Stadium of Light, Wearmouth Bridge and the Sunderland Marina.


The 1862 Blaydon Races Song is the National Anthem of Tyneside.  The words of the song are used as a basis for everything in the race where possible. The runners assemble at the public house "Balmbras" in central Newcastle and "away they gan alang Collingwood Street" on their way to Scotswood Road and Scotswood Bridge to finish in Blaydon itself.


The Lambton 10k and 3k runs are a rare opportunity to run in the beautiful Lambton Park Estate situated between Durham and Newcastle upon Tyne and home of the BBC television drama series The Paradise. The Lambton runs are sponsored by Cestria Community Housing


The Bupa Great North 10k first took place in Sunderland in 2009 and by 2010 it was the biggest running event in the North East behind the iconic Bupa Great North Run. In 2011 it moved to a brand new home at Gateshead Stadium, with a route that takes in the sights of the NewcastleGateshead Quayside including the Millennium Bridge, The Sage and the BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art.

The Run Rowlands Challenge (relay of runners running a total of 160+ miles in three days around Rowlands Accountants 6 offices in the north east)

Race weblink to follow (Rowlands Accountants: http://rowlandsaccountants.co.uk/)

Starting and finishing at Fitz Park, in Keswick (CA12 4NF), the 10km Derwentwater Trail Run, 15km Derwentwater Trail Race and 15km Derwentwater Trail Challenge is a circuit along well marked and marshalled footpaths and bridleways, taking in panoramic views of Derwentwater, the surrounding peaks of Skiddaw and Blencathra and the northern fells.


Giving people of all ages and abilities the chance to participate, the Bank of Scotland Great Scottish Run combines a half marathon and 10k senior races on Sunday 5 October 2014, with a full programme of mini, junior and toddler races on Saturday 4 October in and around George Square and the city centre.


Rock 'n' Roll Las Vegas Marathon & Half Marathon to benefit the Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America is coming to the Las Vegas Strip on November 14 – 16. This unique weekend experience includes live music, parties, Health & Fitness Expo, multiple running distances and more!