Solarglide compete in the world’s biggest half marathon. The Great North Run

Solarglide compete in the world’s biggest half marathon. The Great North Run

Solarglide raise over £600 for St Oswalds Hospice and compete in the world’s biggest half marathon. The Great North Run


Solarglide raise over £600 for local Charity ‘St Oswalds Hospice’ Just when the UK thought summer had been a complete washout this year, out comes the glorious heat and sunshine for the month of September. Great for relaxing in the garden or enjoying food and drinks outside; not so great for the running community embarking on a Great North Run half marathon, but Solarglide Limited we were up for the challenge.

Once again, Solarglide took part in the world’s biggest half marathon and raise over £600 for local Newcastle charity ‘St Oswald’s Hospice’. The team at St Oswald’s do a remarkable job, not only caring for unwell children, but for also supporting their families and relatives. St Oswalds Charity are an exceptional charity that do so much for the local community of Newcastle and the Northeast.


The Red Arrows Send Goosebumps Down The Spine

60,000 runners took part this year, and the event marked the final run for the legendary long distance runner Sir Mo Farah. Mo completed this year’s run in 1:03.28, finishing 4th place overall.

 The sun was relentless, much hotter than many of the previous years gone by. But runners were vigilant and water stations were plentiful on the route. Personal bests were off the table this year, instead getting round safely was a priority.

 ‘Oggy oggy oggy’ could be heard in the tunnels and under the fly overs, and the supporters that lined the route were as magnificent as ever. Local people offered lollies, orange slices, jelly babies and drinks to the runners as they passed through. The red arrows flew over at the start and at the finish line sending goosebumps down the spines of most runners and spectators. Then came the rain, downpours so heavy, that you were drenched to the bone. Jurassic rain drops that were so big, it turned roads into rivers !


Solarglide Sign Up For Another Great North Run In 2024


With medals in hand, another year concludes as we click the link in our inbox to sign up again for next year’s run. Come join us if you’re up for the challenge in 2024


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