Charity has Junior Great North Run places up for grabs

Mark Wood at the Great North Run finish line.
Mark Wood at the Great North Run finish line.

A call has gone out for junior runners to help boost the funds of a group supporting people affected by knife crime.

The Glen Corner Trust – set up in memory of teen Glen Corner – has 25 places in the Junior Great North Run up for grabs.

Each runner will be given a T-shirt to wear at the event.

Mark Wood

Runners must be aged between nine and 16 and are being asked to raise sponsorship on behalf of the trust.

Mark Wood, who takes part in the adult Great North Run each year and is a member of the group’s committee, said: “The Trust has been able to secure 25 places for the junior Great North Run.

“It is offering those places to anyone aged nine to 16 years old who would like to take part.

“Each runner will be given a T-shirt to wear at the event.”

The Glen Corner Trust was launched in memory of Glen, who was stabbed to death in South Shields on his 16th birthday in 2006. `

The trust supports families who have had their lives turned upside down through knife crime, as well as raising awareness of the dangers of carrying a bladed weapon.

The Junior Great North run will take place on Saturday, September 12, and will take those running the course on a four-kilometre route along the Newcastle/Gateshead quayside.

Anyone who would like to run for the Glen Corner Trust and would like one 
of the 25 free places on offer can contact Mark on 07988 691753 or visit the Glen Corner Trust Facebook page and leave a message.