Category Archives: George Nicholson

Great North Run 2021

Sunday, September 12, 2021

The 40th running of the Great North Run took place on 12th September 2021, after a year’s absence due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The race was run on a revised course, for one year only, as an out and back route, crossing the Tyne Bridge twice and passing through the city centre before finishing next … Continue reading Great North Run 2021

Manchester parkrunathon 2015

Saturday, July 11, 2015

8 x 5km

George Nicholson

Last Saturday I took part in my 4th Charity parkrunathon to raise funds for Acorns Children’s Hospice, this time returning to the Manchester area to run in the official 9:00am run at Cheadle and to run round 7 other parkrun courses in the Manchester area all in one day. I did it there last year … Continue reading Manchester parkrunathon 2015

parkrunathon

Saturday, August 9, 2014

8 x 5km

George Nicholson

TEAM WITH A DREAM To boost my Great North Run Fundraising I undertook yet another parkrunathon. This year deciding on 8 parkruns courses in the Manchester area. Rather than attempt it on my own I ‘volunteered’ Sam Nightingale to accompany me. Before she married, many Striders knew her as Sam Brown, former Event Director of … Continue reading parkrunathon

Emily Hart Charity Netball Tournament for Acorns Children’s Hospice

Harton Technical College, South Shields, Saturday, May 31, 2014

George Nicholson

The 4th Annual Charity Netball Tournament for ACORNS took place at a new venue in South Shields. Unfortunately Farringdon School in Sunderland who have allowed us to use their facilities F.O.C. for the last 3 years informed us just 4 days before the Tournament that they intended to carry out re-surfacing work ! This obviously … Continue reading Emily Hart Charity Netball Tournament for Acorns Children’s Hospice

Great North Run

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Kerry Lister, Pam Kirkup, George Nicholson and Karen Chalkley

Kerry Lister … 15th September 2013, my 42nd birthday and my first Great North Run, what a way to celebrate! Way back when the Daily Mirror Ballot for places for the GNR 2013 opened I hadn’t even ran a 5k never mind contemplated a half marathon but I entered and was shocked when I received … Continue reading Great North Run

Emily Hart Charity Netball Tournament for Acorns Children’s Hospice

Farringdon School, Saturday, June 1, 2013

George Nicholson

Wonderful support yet again from Striders at the 3rd Emily Hart Charity Netball Tournament in Sunderland. Match Fees revenue was £575 and the tuck-shop & raffle sales amounted to £300, so a fabulous £875 was raised on the day for Acorns Children’s Hospice. The weather was miserable initially, but Hannah Bayman assured the assembled crowd … Continue reading Emily Hart Charity Netball Tournament for Acorns Children’s Hospice

Sunderland parkrun

Silksworth, Saturday, October 13, 2012

George Nicholson

Although geographically Durham is my nearest parkrun, Sunderland is still regarded by me as my ‘Spiritual’ home event and I am sure it still means a great deal to most of the long serving Strider parkrunners. We’ve all made some great friendships there and have many happy memories of some ‘fun’ moments over the last … Continue reading Sunderland parkrun

Great North Run

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Grand Prix Race. Endurance Champion Race.

Colin Blackburn, Pam Kirkup and George Nicholson

Colin Blackburn … As a runner I’m happiest when I’m orienteering. At even the biggest orienteering events such as the Scottish 6-Day I can still find myself completely alone in a forest with the sounds and smells of the woodland all around me. So what was I thinking when I entered the Great North Run … Continue reading Great North Run