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Jenny Running The Great North Run 2014

Aug 14, 2014

Jenny & The Great North Run 2014


We are proud to announce that Jen Unwin took the challenge to run the Great North Run 2014 (GNR) for the Colostomy Association.
The GNR is a yearly event that takes place in September between Newcastle and South Shields. It was established in 1981 by former Olympic medalist Brendan Foster. Jen said:

“The run was great! I kept running the entire race and finished in my targeted time of 2 hours, 25 minutes. The atmosphere was great as I fully expected and the heat was actually OK as I’d had a few long runs in training when it was hotter earlier in the year so I felt prepared. Running over the Tyne Bridge is an iconic moment within the GNR and a personal highlight of mine from the day. During the race I saw so many people running for causes close to their hearts and it was a privilege to be able to support the Colostomy Association. I really enjoyed the race and finished with no aches or pains which was a pleasant surprise! I’m really glad that I managed to get a few more sponsors on the day and hopefully have a few more yet to come. It was an amazing experience and I’m really glad I've had the opportunity to run the Great North Run.”

2 years ago my dad had a tumour removed which led to him being fitted with a colostomy bag. Over this time he has received a lot of support from the Colostomy Association. I originally applied to do the run to give myself a challenge. I decided to raise money for the charity due to the connection it has with my Dad and knowing that he and others in similar situations will be able to benefit.


I've been training hard over the past few months, adjusting my lifestyle in order to train appropriately and increase the mileage that is required. I feel ready for the race and am aiming to give everything I can on sunday 7th. Not only will it be a personal achievement, but the pain will be much more worthwhile if we can raise as much as possible for a charity close to my family's hearts.

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