Ambassador Blogs

Three grass roots runners who will be encouraging the public to get involved in a major event in Sunderland met up with a North East charity fundraising legend today. Ambassadors for the 2022 Sunderland City Runs caught up with Colin...
  • 6th April 2022
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Hi everyone, I’m Nicole, I’m 26 and I started running in January 2018. I was obese, which was causing me a lot of health problems, so I decided to get healthy and signed up to run a half marathon in...
  • 15th March 2022
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Although I have been running since January 2012, I have to go back to September 2015 to where my running journey really started to make momentum. That month along with a couple of my mates, Dean McCormack and Jeff Boyle,...
  • 15th March 2022
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Hi Everyone, So pleased to be Ambassador this year. My name is Tori, I’m 37 and I am Founder and Run Leader at Sunderland Warriors Running Club. I started running 4 and half years ago after having my 4th child...
  • 8th March 2022
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392 buzzing runners started and finished the undulating 5k on the new Northern Spire Bridge on a warm but very windy June Saturday evening last year. I have many friends each that return every year to Sunderland City Runs. This...
  • 9th March 2022
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I’m delighted to have been chosen as Ambassador for the #sunderlandcityruns 10k this year.   For those who don’t already know my story, I have been living with cancer since 2019, and unfortunately it is incurable.  I started running last year...
  • 10th March 2022
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Last year when I wrote about my blog about being a Sunderland 10k ambassador, I was using wheelchair racing as a stress relief and a mental outlet from working long hours in the NHS. During lockdown this has allowed me...
  • 10th May 2021
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The death of my Dad in 2016 had a profound effect on me and was the catalyst for change. I had two young children at the time, and knew I needed to do something so we could all have a...
  • 7th May 2021
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My last blog for Events of the North was over a year ago! A year ago we were just starting lockdown and I don’t think anyone would know what was to come. I joined the vaccine trial and our work...
  • 7th May 2021
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So this should’ve been a blog about the last few long runs leading up to Sunderland Half but the world had other ideas. For me I’ve tried to use the daily exercise allowance to keep my training up as much as possible.
  • 8th April 2020
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