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Runners urged to use 10-mile race as Great North Run warm-up

Luke Adams is organising a 10 mile run starting and finishing at Souter Lighthouse.
Luke Adams is organising a 10 mile run starting and finishing at Souter Lighthouse.

A fitness enthusiast is aiming to help runners get set to take on the world’s biggest half marathon.

Luke Adams is once again hosting a 10-mile run in the lead up to the Great North Run event on September 9.

There has also been quite a few people coming from outside the area to take part, which helps to promote the area.

Luke Adams

The course aims to help those training for the day the chance to test themselves and to see where they need to improve.

This year’s run will start at Souter Lighthouse in Whitburn on Sunday August 5 at 9am.

It is the third time Luke has hosted the event. Places are limited to 500 people - with only 100 spaces left for people to take part.

Luke said: “The run has become really popular, especially those in training for the Great North Run.

“There have also been quite a few people coming from outside the area to take part, which helps to promote the area. Everyone seems to love it.

“We are holding it a little bit earler than previous years, as it gives people the chance to test themselves before the run, and time to adapt their training if they need to.

“All different types of people take part, as long as people are fit enough to take part they are welcome to attend.”

The event is being run through Run, Eat, Sleep created by Luke to promote the range of running events he hosts.

Entry is £20 per person, however, those affiliated with a club can take part for £18.

Each person will receive a medal once they cross the finishing line, with results posted on the website.

Places must be booked ahead of the event by visiting runeatsleep.co.uk The website also has information on other running events taking place in South Tyneside.