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Help Run Geordie Run Catch Plane Home From Australia

8 years ago

Back in mid-October, Mark Allison (AKA Run Geordie Run) set off from Perth to run 2,600 miles across Australia, an astonishing feat that would even surpass his previous endurance runs across America and the length of the UK.

Naturally he wasn’t simply making the attempt for the fun of it, nobody is surely that potty, though he is a Geordie so you never know…

The reality is though that Mark was taking on this superhuman challenge to raise cash for both the Sir Bobby Robson Foundation and the Children’s Foundation, two great causes.

You can follow the story that has developed across Australia by clicking HERE for more details (might be best if you wait until you’ve digested your breakfast before reading all of Mark’s trials and tribulations – especially the state of his feet!) and of course the important bit, visit HERE to donate and help support two great charities AND a fellow Geordie and big Newcastle fan.

The original aim was to try and reach Bondi Beach by Christmas but the route had to be changed and Mark will reach the ocean at Shellharbour which is around 60 miles south of Sydney.

Mark successfully managed to get his return flight changed to this Sunday but set off on Saturday morning (Australia time) still needing to cover 61 miles before he could catch his plane, which became even an even bigger nightmare when during this final sprint for home Mark discovered that it had actually been 65(!) miles still remaining.

The good news is that before light stopped play Mark had covered 42 miles, the bad news in case you hadn’t calculated is that Mark still has 23 miles to go.

He sounds in great spirits and would have undoubtedly carried on tonight (in Australia – this morning UK time) if it hadn’t been for the pitch black conditions.

However, we can all do our bit to help and so add your messages of support in our comments section below or if you are on Twitter click the link below and Tweet your support to him.

At the same time, click HERE to donate and help support two great charities AND a fellow Geordie and big Newcastle fan. Let’s hope we’re still in the FA Cup when Mark reaches his finishing line! He is due to start running again at 5pm UK time…just after the 90 minutes are up v Cardiff.

Follow Mark on Twitter @rungeordierun and click the link to Tweet your support.


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