This year's Great North Run takes place in just 11 days time! UltraMAP's Commercial Director Martin Connelly will be running the 13.1 mile course to raise funds for a very good cause.
Martin has taken part in the Great North Run quite a few times before and is running in this years run on Sunday 10th September 2017 to raise funds for and awareness of the charity Crohn's and Colitis UK.
Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis affects 300,000 people in the UK alone every year yet it is largely a hidden disease, and one that causes stigma, fear and isolation. Many people with the condition go undiagnosed and suffer in silence.
"I’m doing it again. That half marathon thing from Newcastle to South Shields called the Great North Run."
"I’ve done quite a few of these Great North Runs, so you’d think I’d have learned my lesson by now :o) However, I was asked to get involved with Crohn’s and Colitis UK by a few of my friends who’ve benefitted from the charity. They wanted to give the charity something back for all the help they’d received and were doing the Great North Run to raise some money, so I said I’d join them."
Martin's fundraising target is 90% complete on his Just Giving page and he's thrilled by the generosity and support from friends, family and colleagues.
Good luck Martin for next Sunday!
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