Mark Allison - Run Geordie Run


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Run Geordie Run - 2600 miles across Australia

Mark Allison - Run Geordie Run

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Thank you for stopping by my donations page. I am an ultra distance runner and fundraiser having run 874 miles from John O'Groats to Lands End in 2007 raising £34,108 and then 3100 miles across the USA raising £105,322 in 2011. 

Starting on October 16th 2013 I will be setting off from Perth, Western Australia on a 2600 mile run to Bondi Beach in Sydney. This journey, called "RUN GEORDIE RUN DOWN UNDER......with BENFIELD", will take 70 days to complete, finishing on Christmas Eve 2013.

Details of my training, the actual run itself and all the tomfoolery that goes with it can be found on

The run across Australia has a very high degree of difficulty and risk. I will be running across some of the most inhospitable terrain on the planet many miles from any major town or city. With that in mind, I would really appreciate it if you would consider sponsoring me. 

Any donation made, in aid of The Children's Foundation and The Sir Bobby Robson Foundation, no matter how large or small, will be greatly appreciated. 

Having seen first hand some of the projects funded by The Children's Foundation, rest assured that your donation will be well used to help ensure the happiness, health and safety of many children in the North East of England.

In September 2012, I visited the Sir Bobby Robson Cancer Trials Research Centre. I was absolutely blown away by the place and also some of the future plans that they have. Please see this link for further details.

Thanks in anticipation of your kind support. 

All the best!
Mark Allison (Run Geordie Run)

Thank you to the following sponsors for making this run possible:

Recent donors

21.03.14 Well don

18.03.14 Well done


20.02.14 Well done Mark.Had to be a Geordie to do something as crazy as this.So proud especially as my twin stepsons were born in Sydney Australia.Great great effort.

13.02.14 Congrats on such an achievement!!

10.02.14 Well done

07.02.14 Well done

07.02.14 Well done

07.02.14 Well done

06.02.14 Awesome!

04.02.14 Well Done Sir and with appreciation from the audience at "The Chat Show Thing"

02.02.14 Fantastic achievement, great cause. Well done. Get yourself out on the motivational speaker circuit!

01.02.14 Another kind man at the match

01.02.14 Man who sits behind me at the match.

31.01.14 Well done


30.01.14 Fantastic achievement


30.01.14 Well done

30.01.14 Congrats Mark, monumental effort, what next??

30.01.14 Superhuman effort. Incredible

30.01.14 Well done again mate, superlative effort, hope the feet aren't hanging in tatters anymore !!

30.01.14 Well done

29.01.14 Well done

29.01.14 Very well done, Marky, knew you wouldn't let it beat you - hopefully like the Toon on Saturday!!


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