Great North Run round-up

Stephen Shendon, Scott McEwan and Dominic Chapman ran for The Stephen Carey Fund.
Stephen Shendon, Scott McEwan and Dominic Chapman ran for The Stephen Carey Fund.

A hardy group of runners took on the Great North Run in aid of The Stephen Carey Fund.

Stephen Shendon, Scott McEwan and Dominic Chapman are pictured, while John Breeze, Sam Aldred and Mark Dronsfield also completed Sunday’s half-marathon for the cause.

Kirsty Anderson

Kirsty Anderson

A statement on the charity’s Facebook page said: ‘A brilliant effort from you all and very well done.’

The namesake Stephen Carey Fund was set up in memory of the grass-roots footballer, from Alnmouth, who collapsed and died while playing a game.

• Lesley-Anne Hayton was entered into the Great North Run as a Christmas present. She ran it three days after her 30th birthday and took three hours. “Maybe three is the magic number,” she said.

• Kirsty Anderson entered the race for DBA UK; a charity which aims to deliver support, research and hope to the Diamond-Blackfan anaemia community in the UK. She managed a time of two hours, seven minutes, and said: “I had a great time and the atmosphere was fantastic.”